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You can rely on Schlich’s vast experience and wealth of knowledge in trade mark protection and enforcement to protect your brand. We are able to assist with obtaining trade mark registrations by filing trade mark applications around the world. We also regularly assist clients in enforcing their trade mark rights and finding amicable solutions where trade mark infringement has been alleged.
Brand names and logos may be some of the most valuable assets that a company owns. Consumers recognise these as signs of high-quality or excellent reputation and therefore protection against others using the same or a similar trade mark is crucial. At Schlich, we assist our clients in obtaining trade mark protection for their names and logos and using their registered trade marks to safeguard their goodwill which has resulted from considerable investments. From pre-filing searches to maintenance and enforcement, we are here for all your trade mark needs.
In an ever-increasingly international world, global trade mark protection is becoming more and more important. At Schlich, our attorneys have experience in obtaining and enforcing trade mark registrations not only in the UK, but also Internationally including Europe, the US and China. In particular, our attorneys are highly competent at proceedings before the UK Intellectual Property Office and also work closely with trade mark attorneys in other jurisdictions to resolve international trade mark disputes.
Read the latest insights from the Schlich team reporting recent cases and updates to trade mark law.
Background On 11 March 2020, Little Hare Gin Company Limited (hereinafter, “the Applicant”) applied to register a UK trade mark for a series of logos developed for a range of goods and services, most notably including “gin” in Class 33. Each logo comprised an image of a hare with the words “LITTLE HARE GIN” written […]
Background On 26 September 2019, Mr Benedict Johnson applied to register a UK trade mark for the term “Winesapp” and an accompanying image. The trade mark related to an app he had created for Sommelier services. Wineapp Limited, who had created an app for the retail of wine, then filed an opposition to Mr Johnson’s […]
Background Hasbro, Inc. is the owner of a number of trade mark registrations for the word “MONOPOLY”, including EU trade mark registration no. 9071961 filed on 30 April 2010 and registered on 25 March 2011. Hasbro’s earlier registrations, registered in 1998, 2009 and 2010, for the same mark “MONOPOLY” covered some of the same goods […]
A summary of the changes for 2021 and key points for right holders to note are provided below. Patents and Supplementary Protection Certificates (SPCs) The UK’s membership of the European Patent Convention and the ability for UK attorneys to represent clients before the European Patent Office is unchanged. Business as usual here! Supplementary Protection Certificates […]
The artwork in question is the “Flower Thrower” as reproduced below. The application was filed on 7 February 2014 and registered on 29 August 2014. It was filed in the name of Pest Control Office Limited, – the legal representative of Banksy, and in respect of a wide range of goods and services, some relating […]
A decision in the IPEC, see https://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWHC/IPEC/2020/2069.html , discussed interesting issues surrounding bad faith and the ability of a dissolved company to file a valid trade mark application, and indeed who would be the legitimate owner of such a trade mark application. Unfortunately, not all questions were answered. Fit Kitchen Limited (“FKL”) provides meals to […]
Most of the schemes discussed below are based on companies having registered IP rights. However, some protection is also offered for copyright works. Schlich is able to assist companies in establishing IP rights so that they can use these facilities to protect their intellectual property or in escalating matters if that becomes necessary. For more […]
Background Booking.com applied to register a number of applications containing the term “booking.com”. Registration of these trade marks was initially refused by the USPTO for being generic for the services for which protection was sought (for example, travel agency services). Following appeals to the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB), the District Court for the […]
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