Trademark Lawyers

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A registered trademark gives the owner exclusive rights to use that trademark and prevent others who have the same or confusingly similar marks in their area of business. By registering a trademark you protect your reputation, goodwill, and market position by preventing others from using similar, or even identical, trademarks.

By registering a trademark, you make it much easier and less expensive to take legal action against infringement and counterfeiting. An unregistered trademark has limited rights which can be difficult and more expensive to enforce, often leaving small or medium-sized businesses unprotected and vulnerable. It is one of the most important investments you can make in your business, but it is often overlooked.

How can Freeman Harris’s Lawyers help you with trademark registration? 

Freeman Harris Solicitors used to manage a leading trade mark registration website, which has since been sold to another firm.

We have been listed as one of the top trade mark filers according to CITMA in the UK and EU, which has allowed us to hone our skills in trade mark filing, and assist our clients in the best way possible. We can assist with the following trade mark matters.

  • Trademark registration in the UK or EU
  • Trademark opposition in the UK or EU
  • Trademark opposition advice and response
  • Trademark searches and filing reports
  • Trademark disputes and infringements
  • International trademark filing through WIPO

We have assisted clients of all sizes from start-ups to large multinationals. Our team is very upfront about our fees, and if we can assist you with you trademark registration.

If you have a trademark filing or would like us to provide advice on your trademark, please contact us, and we will outline the service we can offer, and the associated costs.

Intellectual Property Team
Ian Freeman Ian has a great understanding of intellectual property matters, and trade mark and copyright disputes.

Abdul Hafezi

Abdul carries out a broad range of litigation work including dealing with intellectual property matters.

Talha has been working with intellectual property matters for a number of years including registration and advising on and overlooking IP disputes.

Isabel is training to learn intellectual property matters and will be communicating with you on IP matters.

What our clients say?

Common Trademark Questions

How do you register A trademark?

Filing and registering a trademark can be quite complex, so it is highly recommended by the government that you use an intellectual property attorney. Registering a trademark is a multi-stage process and you can see a breakdown of the process at our blog here.

Trademarks are registered in ‘classes‘ that outline the classification of your goods or services. Each class has thousands of descriptions, and if you get it wrong your application could be rejected or your legal protection will not cover you completely.

Say, you run a café, you might register under Class 43 ‘services for providing food and drink’. But what if you also intend to sell your packaged tea by the till? You’ll need a separate class for that. You know your ‘tea and toast’ deal is going to be really popular and you want to sell your jars of jam as well? That’s a different class again. It’s very easy to make mistakes, and a trademark in the wrong class can be useless. These small differences can be very important, and this is why you should always seek guidance from a specialist intellectual property attorney.

What actually is a trademark?

Good question! You can find out more on our blog.

Which country/region can I file my trademark in?

Trademarks are territorial in nature and they need registration in each country individually. There are also multinational registration systems for example the European Union trademark registration system. International registrations are also possible. Costs depend on the number of jurisdictions where you want to obtain protection and the number of Classes included in your application.

If you are only going to trade in the UK, it is cheapest for you to register your trademark only in the UK. This covers filing and bringing to registration your trademark, providing no objections arise from the UKIPO and no third parties oppose the registration of your trademark.

European Union (EU)
If you are going to trade in the EU and wish to obtain registration throughout the 28 countries of the EU, you will need a EU Trademark. The service covers filing and registering your trademark, providing no objections are raised from the examiner and no third parties oppose the registration of your trademark.

If you are looking to trade internationally, it is advisable to seek registration of an International Registration with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) which allows a trademark owner to extend its protection throughout most countries in the world.

Can I sell my trademark?

Trademarks are your property and like other property rights they may be sold franchised or licensed to others.

How long do trademarks last?

Providing all government fees have been paid, a trademark lasts 10 years. Registration can be renewed after 10 years an unlimited number of times.

I've registered my company name with Company House. Why do I need a trademark?

Providing all government fees have been paid, a trademark lasts 10 years. Registration can be renewed after 10 years an unlimited number of times.

Registering a company or partnership name does not provide protection as a trademark, and you’ll have to register your trademark separately. In fact, registration of a company name only stops a third party registering their company under the same name. It does not stop a third party using your company name in their branding or as their trademark. If you register your company name as your trademark, you can prevent this from happening.

Can I trademark my domain name?

Absolutely. You simply need to be using your domain name as if it were a trademark, and register in the normal manner.

Trademark Registration UK£400 + (£170 Gov Fees)£80£650
Trademark Cease & Desist LetterFrom £250£50From £300
Trademark Advice£150£30£180
Trademark Infringement£250 hourly rate£50£300 hourly rate
Trademark Notice£800£160£960

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