Abel & Imray provides a comprehensive trade mark service, and manages the trademark portfolios of many well-known companies.
Many of our clients have realised the merits of seeking protection throughout the European Union in a single Community Trade Mark application, and we have extensive experience of this system. We handle numerous trade mark oppositions for both opponents and applicants, seeking effective commercial settlements for the benefit of our clients wherever appropriate.
Abel & Imray continues to file and prosecute UK national trade mark applications, which offer particular benefits including the speed at which registration may be obtained. We also handle international trademark applications (under the fast expanding Madrid Protocol registration system), which offer substantial cost savings and convenience for clients wishing to register a trade mark in multiple countries. We are also able to obtain and advise on overseas national and regional registrations and have an extensive network of foreign trade mark attorneys with whom we engage on such matters.
Abel & Imray is pleased to offer advice on all aspects of trademarks and related rights in the UK, Europe and world-wide, including infringement, passing off (and other common law rights) and licensing, as well as on appropriate choice of marks and their registrability. We are also well-placed to provide IP Audits, for companies of all sizes.
For more information about trade marks, please take a look at trade mark basics document.