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Intellectual Property - Trade Mark Registration

Protecting one of your biggest assets

Having a good name in business can be the difference between success and failure. The name of your business is one of your most valuable assets as without it, you’re not identifiable from the crowd.

How to protect your name

A common assumption by most business owners in the UK is that a name registered with Companies House and a domain name registration will be enough to prevent others from copying your name. Unfortunately neither of these are enough to guarantee you with the exclusive legal right to your name. A registered trade mark is the best way to secure the legal exclusivity to your name.

Here’s just a small example of the types of trade mark you may already have in your business:

  • Business Name
  • Logo
  • Slogan
  • Domain Name
  • Product Packaging
  • Sound Clips

Why Should You Consider A Trade Mark?

One of the greatest risks for many businesses without a trade mark is the risk of a competitor copying your name or registering your name as a trade mark before you.

Many smaller businesses believe they don’t need trade mark protection because it’s for bigger brands where there is something tangible to protect. It’s easy to forget that protecting the brand is one of the main reasons those companies got to where they are.

A trade mark will help your business protect the investment you make in its branding by turning it into a protectable asset.

What Are The Benefits?

  • Once registered, your trade mark becomes an asset. Any investment you make in your business which uses your trademark will add to its value.
  • A trade mark can be sold, licensed, or franchised generating extra revenue for your business and is indeed one of the key things a potential investor will look for.
  • You will have legal exclusivity to prevent a third party using the same or similar trade mark without permission.
  • You will have greater power to take action against competing websites using a domain name that is similar or identical to your trade mark.
  • You can use the registered ® symbol on products, packaging and advertising that uses your trade mark.

Where Can We Register?

We can register your trade mark in the UK, Europe and the rest of the world.

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