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High Court ruling highlights need for trade mark owners to be specific about scope of their rights, says expert29 Jun 2016

BREXIT: Rights holders might need to re-register IP in the UK as a result of Brexit, says expert 24 Jun 2016

Out-Law Guides

  • Detention of counterfeit goods at UK borders

    Rights holders can get help from HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) to stop counterfeit goods entering the UK. But under a new procedure introduced in 2009, they must act quickly if they are to get the most of the help on offer.

  • Trade mark opposition procedures

    Most trade mark filing application systems across the globe incorporate some form of opposition procedure, so that third parties can file their opposition to a grant of a trade mark application.

  • The Company Names Adjudicator

    The Companies Act 2006 has introduced the role of the ‘Company Names Adjudicator’ which is a new weapon for trade mark owners. 

  • Registering a trade mark through the Madrid Protocol

    This guide is based on UK law. It was last updated in November 2008.

  • Registering a trade mark in the UK

    A UK trade mark registration covers England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland and the Isle of Man. A UK registration can be extended to Jersey and Guernsey by application to the respective trade mark offices in those Islands at additional cost.

  • Registering a trade mark in the EU

    Applications are filed at the Community Trade Marks office (the  Office of Harmonisation in the Internal Market , known as OHIM). A Community Trade Mark ( CTM ) Registration covers all 27 member states of the European Union. It is a statutory right governed...

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EU trade mark holders reminded of chance to extend rights 20 May 2016

New UK Digital Economy Bill to address broadband, IP, government data use and direct marketing issues 18 May 2016

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