Services For You Trademark Applications and Oppositions

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Intellectual Property

Similar to how the ownership of your personal property is protected by law, intellectual property law (IP) protects intangible assets such as brand names, images and websites and how they are controlled.

Our experienced intellectual property solicitors can advise on all areas of IP and trademark rights, from registration to oppositions and trademark infringement. We can assist you with a range of intellectual property legal issues and trademark law, including but not limited to:

  • Trademark Applications
  • Brand Registration and Trade Mark Searches
  • Trade Mark Office Actions
  • Trade Mark Oppositions
  • Maintaining your Trade Mark
  • Design Rights
  • Defending against Trade Mark Infringement
  • Protecting your Trade Mark
  • Trade Mark Applications

Before you register a trademark, there will be several processes and checks that you need to perform, including checks to ensure that it is not already being used in relation to the same or similar goods and services. Themis Solicitors’ team of specialist trademark lawyers have the experience and expertise to guide you through the entire trademark application process, performing the relative searches and can assist you with successfully registering a trademark.

We can assess your potential trademarks and advise if it makes sense to proceed with the process, providing you with all the available options open to you, ensuring that any time or money invested is sensible to do so.

Trade Mark Oppositions

Once a trademark application has successfully passed the examination of the UK Intellectual Property Office (UK IPO), it is published in the Trade Marks Journal. The application is then open for others to oppose its registration. Trademark opposition is the legal procedure that allows others to try to stop a published mark from going on to become registered. The entire application can be opposed, or only some of the goods or services it covers. For example, a business owner may wish to oppose a trademark registration if they believed that their business could be at risk. For example, if the proposed trademark is too close in resemblance to theirs, or the products or brand could be confused.

The specialist trademark team at Themis Solicitors has the experience and expertise in conducting opposition proceedings in the UK. We specialise in protecting the trademark rights of UK brand owners and can work with you to reduce the risk of opposition being filed against an application, defend an objection being raised against you or raise an opposition on your behalf to potentially conflicting trademark applications.

IP and Trade Mark Solicitors

Regardless of the complexity of your requirements or dispute, our team of highly experienced trademark and intellectual property solicitors based in London and the South East delivers sensible legal advice and can assist you with all your trademark requirements. Our advice is always precise, resilient and affordable.

Our Expertise

Themis Solicitors provides astute legal advice and the drafting of legal agreements, policies and documents to address your immediate and on-going business needs.

We can assist, negotiate and draft agreement terms with the co-founders, investors, employees, suppliers and customers.

We can assist whether you are a new start-up or an established business.  We work for you to design ‘best practice’ doctrines, ensuring and securing a smooth running and efficient workplace.

Themis Solicitors provide sensible commercial legal advice and draft the agreements you need in place to reduce areas of dispute or at least provide a mechanism for the parties to resolve a dispute. We can help you grow and evolve safely in the knowledge that you, your business and your brand are protected and stand on a strong legal ground to move forward.

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