Trademarks are symbols that distinguish goods and services in the marketplace, such as logos and brands. Only certain types of marks can be registered; there are rules about how specifically identifiable it is, and rules forbidding certain things being trademarked.

Application for a trademark is relatively straightforward, although you need to ensure that no-one else has an identical or substantially similar trademark. If someone else already has registered a similar or identical trademark you may be able to use or buy it through licensing or assignment.

The articles in this section include information on

  • What trademarks can be protected?
  • What's the process of applying for trademark registration?
  • What are the options for licensing or transferring rights to trademarks?

Also considered are issues of international trademark protection and dispute resolution.

Using IP solicitors is highly advised, so call us on 08001 221 2299 and let us put you in touch with the right solicitor for your needs.