Trade Marks protect brands. There can be one trade mark or a series of them which are derivatives of each other. All trademarks, whether it is a slogan, a logo or a design, are made through a formal registration process, and they are kept in a national register which can be searched by the public.
Registration gives rise to certain intellectual property rights for the owner of the registered trade mark. This means that other businesses in that class are restricted from using or profiting from the goodwill associated with the holder of the registered mark. When someone does so, this is a generally an infringement of trade mark.
As trade mark lawyers, we are well experienced in trade mark applications and breach of trade mark cases. We have helped many businesses in the past, providing professional and efficient services while ensuring our clients are informed of every step of the process.
Damages and other remedies can be considerable for a breach of trade mark as well as other associated actions – such as the tort of passing off and misleading and deceptive conduct.
Please contact our trademark lawyers for a confidential discussion if: