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Out-Law Guides

  • German Trademark Law Modernisation Act

    Germany's Trademark Law Modernisation Act came into force on 14 January 2019. It updated not only what types of trade marks can be registered in the country but also introduced other changes that impact trade mark owners, licensees and alleged infringers....

  • Opposition against an EU trade mark application

    Once a trade mark application has successfully passed the examination of the EU Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO), it is published in the Trade Marks Bulletin. The application is then open for others to oppose its registration. This brief summary explains...

  • Opposition against a UK trade mark application

    Once a trade mark application has successfully passed the examination of the UK Intellectual Property Office (UK IPO), it is published in the Trade Marks Journal. The application is then open for others to oppose its registration. This brief summary explains...

  • Obtaining a trade mark registration internationally

    A trade mark helps your customers and clients to identify your products and services. Your trade mark may be one of your most valuable assets. Although it may be already protected as an unregistered right, obtaining a registration will provide you with the...

  • Using trade mark symbols

    Symbols or notations next to trade marks are an easy and cost effective way of informing the public that the trade mark in question has a claimed legal ownership. Notations can also be used to signify that a trade mark is registered or indeed unregistered....

  • 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...

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Expertise in Trade Marks & Passing off

Trade Marks represent the reputation of your business, the quality of your products and services and your expertise and knowledge. They are valuable assets and it is essential that they are properly managed, protected and exploited.

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