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Out-Law Guides

  • Detention of counterfeit goods at UK borders

    HM Revenue & Custom (HMRC), together with Border Force (a law enforcement command within the Home Office), are responsible for preventing counterfeit goods entering the UK. This guide provides a brief summary of the procedure in place for the detention...

  • 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 introduced the role of the ‘Company Names Adjudicator’ which became thenew weapon for trade mark owners.

  • Registering a trade mark through the Madrid Protocol

    This guide was last updated in December 2017.

  • 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. A detailed...

  • Registering a trade mark in the EU

    Applications are filed at the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO), which was known as the Office of Harmonisation in the International Market (OHIM) until 23 March 2016. A European Union Trade Mark (EUTM ) Registration covers all 28 member...

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