Our Trade Mark group is a highly experienced team which ranks consistently amongst the top ten UK firms for both UK and European trade mark filings. We provide specialist advice and support to brand owners operating in a variety of industry sectors across the globe.
Our team is privileged to represent many large multinational companies as well as small and medium-sized businesses and start-ups.
Our clients cover a wide variety of sectors however we have particular expertise advising in the luxury goods and fashion, food and drink and cosmetics industries. We work directly with our clients on an international basis adapting strategy and portfolio management dependent on the clients’ business. We are also supported globally by an international network of intermediaries.
Our practice is headed by Withers & Rogers Chair Fiona McBride, along with partners Mark Caddle and Ute Pfaller. One of our key strengths is our understanding of business strategy. Members of our team have previously worked as in-house counsel and are well placed to provide appropriate, commercial advice.
Our trade mark services include:
- Filing and prosecution
- Monitoring and policing of trade marks (watching)
- Litigation including inter partes proceedings, oppositions and cancellation and invalidity proceedings
- Transactional work including all post-registration formalities, such as changes of name, assignments, licensing and due diligence for investment purposes.
All of our team are members of professional bodies and institutions including CITMA (The Chartered Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys), INTA (the International Trademark Association), ECTA (the European Communities Trade Mark Association) and Marques.
For further information please contact the group's lead attorney: