A trade mark is a sign that is capable of distinguishing your goods or services from those of your competitors. Examples of trade marks include words, logos, phrases and even colours.
Trade marks can be registered in most countries of the world. A cost-effective route in Europe is the Community Trade Mark in which one application covers the whole of the territory of the European Union.
Trade marks which are not registered may give rise to rights but these are generally more difficult (and expensive) to enforce than registered trade marks.
We can handle new trade mark applications from preparation to filing and registration in the UK, the European Union Community Trade Marks Office (OHIM) and throughout the World either directly or through our network of trusted associates. If you have a trade mark that you want registered, talk to us.