Trade marks

A trade mark is registered for specific products and/or services that it is used for and must be different enough to tell those of one owner apart from another. It can be anything that identifies your brand, such as a name, logo, word, letter, number, the shape of the goods or packaging; it can even be a sound or a smell.  A trade mark is a legal right which gives you exclusive use of your mark on the products or services for which it is registered. 

Not only can we assist you with obtaining protection in the UK, we can also assist you with obtaining protection in other countries. There are different ways we can do this, so please contact us so we can discuss the best filing strategy for you. 

We offer the following services before registration:

  • Registrability advice
  • Clearance searches
  • Drafting specifications
  • Trade mark applications
  • Defending trade mark applications to obtain protection.

After registration we can help you with:

  • Trade mark portfolio management and review
  • Opposing third party trade mark applications
  • Defending and issuing invalidity proceedings
  • Defending and issuing revocation proceedings
  • Trade mark disputes advice
  • Assignments
  • Licence agreements

Gemma Ryan is a sole trader, trading as The Little IP Company.  Gemma Ryan is a Chartered Trade Mark Attorney regulated by the Intellectual Property Regulation Board (IPReg). Further details can be found on their website here.  

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