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Trade mark registration

Trade mark legal guidance

A trade mark is a sign capable of distinguishing the goods or services of one enterprise from those of other enterprises. Trade marks are a key form of intellectual property right.

We work with trade mark agents to register trade marks in the United Kingdom, European Union (EU)and worldwide.

Our trade mark services

Our intellectual property lawyers can assist you in:

  • Obtaining trade marks in the UK, EU and internationally
  • Advising on trade mark registrability
  • Conducting trade mark clearance searches
  • Dealing with any official objections or third party oppositions which may prevent the registration of your trade mark
  • Advising on filing strategies and whether to file trade marks via the Madrid system or directly in each country of interest
  • Setting up trade mark watch services, to monitor applications and alert you to trade marks filed by third parties which may conflict with your own.
  • We also offer advice and representation in cases of trade mark infringement, whether you are accused of infringing someone else’s trade mark or someone is infringing yours.

Contact a trade mark lawyer

To learn more about how we can help you protect, exploit and /or acquire your trade mark and domain names, you can contact Sarah Coe or Richard Moore.

Clarke Willmott has offices in Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, London, Manchester, Southampton and Taunton and we provide IP advice both to clients located within the UK and around the world.

Your key contacts

Sarah Coe


Bristol and London
Sarah is a Partner in the Corporate Commercial team, specialising in commercial, intellectual property, and technology law. Her work covers the full range of contractual and e-commerce issues relevant to businesses seeking to enter new markets or exploit new technology.
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