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Trade Mark Registration Service

A trade mark registration is a cost effective way of protecting your brand. Our team of trade mark solicitors will support you throughout the trade mark registration process.

Registering your trade mark is an important first step for business owners looking to protect their brand name, logo, product or domain name. A trade mark registration gives you the exclusive right to use a trade mark. More importantly, it prevents competitors from using your brand for commercial purposes.

Our team of experienced trade mark solicitors will file trade marks in the UK and Europe on your behalf, using our experience to avoid common pitfalls, giving you the best chance of success.

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Experts in trade mark law

Our team can assist you across all areas of trade mark law, including:

Trade mark registration

Our trade mark solicitors are experienced in registering trade marks around the world, working collaboratively with a network of agents to fulfil your requirements. 

Trade mark renewals

A trademark registration typically lasts for ten years. During this time you will have the right to use, enforce and licence your trade mark. You can renew your trade mark beyond the initial ten year period. If you would like to renew your trade mark contact our trade mark solicitors today.

Trade mark monitoring

We offer a trade mark monitoring service for clients who have already have a registered trade mark and would like to monitor for potential trade mark infringements. Our trade mark monitoring software scans trademark registers across the world, looking for trade mark registrations that are the same as yours or trade marks that are very similar. If we identify a registration that is similar to yours, we can work with you to oppose the trade mark.

Trade mark litigation

We help clients enforce their trade mark rights, when they believe someone has infringed their trade mark rights. Conversely, we also help defendants who are accused of trade mark infringement. 

The trade mark registration process 

The first step in the trade mark registration process is for you to book a call with one of our trade mark solicitors. The aim of the call is to understand your business, industry and overall requirement. During the call we will discuss the different trade mark registration options you have available to you.  

We will use our experience to draft the application, ensuring that the description is suitable for the class of trade mark you are applying for. A solicitor will consider how the draft will look to those competitors, that are notified about your registration. We will word the draft in a way that will maximise your protection whilst avoiding unnecessary conflict.

Our solicitors will then file for the trade mark on your behalf. We will provide you with regular updates on the progress of your trade mark application. In the unlikely event that someone does oppose your trade mark registration we will work with you to defend your application or negotiate a compromise.


Why you should register a trade mark

Protect your brand – a trade mark gives you the exclusive right to use a mark. A trade mark makes it easier for you take action against competitors who are currently using your trade mark without consent. If you discover another person or business that is using your trade mark without permission you have the right sue for infringement.

A trade mark is a valuable asset – a trade mark is like any other asset and should be treated as such. Once you obtain the rights to a trade mark you can monetise the use of the trade mark through licensing. You can also sell your trade mark rights to another business.

Reduce litigation costs – we can and do take legal action against infringers even where our client’s trade mark is not registered, but there is no doubt that litigation is easier and more cost effective when you have a registration for your trade mark. A registration creates a presumption that your rights are valid and belong to you. A speedy resolution to a trade mark dispute is likely to mean that your business will spend less on IP litigation.

Prevent brand dilution – in an increasingly competitive market, some businesses will intentionally register brand names and logos that are similar to yours, in an attempt to deceive the public. Some competitors take this one step further by registering similar website domain names and logo designs. This unethical practice could tarnish your brand in the minds of your customers if they mistakenly buy inferior products sold by another company. A trade mark registration makes it easier to oppose trade mark applications that are confusingly similar to those used by your business. A trade mark registration can be used as evidence and can be shown to the IPO during the opposition process.

The cost of a trade mark application 

The official filing fees for the UK are £170 for one trade mark class and €850 for a single European trade mark class. This fee does not include the cost of the trade mark registration service. If you would like a competitive price for filing a trade mark in the UK, Europe or another country of your choice contact us today.

Alternatively, if you would like to know more about our competitively priced support packages view our pricing page.


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What our clients say

We pride ourselves on delivering an excellent service for clients, but don’t just take our word for it.

It was difficult to find suitable support for my IP problem and such a relief to find Harper James Solicitors. Lindsay was fantastic at guiding me through the process and I couldn’t have been happier with the result.
Mariani Robinson Founder, Naturally Lady
The on-demand service we get from Harper James allows us to combine their expertise with that of our own in-house counsel. It means we can get quick and trustworthy legal advice from specialists in every legal area, as and when we need it. There are no hidden extras and the service we have received has always demonstrated an awareness of our fast-moving commercial requirements.
Amelia Guilfoyle Head of legal, Zoopla
I was looking for intelligent, fast feedback on things I couldn’t do myself. Every step of the way, Harper James have fulfilled that promise – they’ve been so responsive. It’s run as a business, not as a law firm. Anyone who’s been near a law firm knows the difference. It’s a real pleasure.
Geeta Sidhu-Robb CEO and Founder, Nosh Detox
Lindsay and the Harper James team have been incredibly supportive and helpful. I could not be more pleased with their service and the end result. It has avoided a costly and potentially difficult rebrand for Mama Bamboo.
Laura Crawford CEO and Founder, Mama Bamboo
It was difficult to find suitable support for my IP problem and such a relief to find Harper James Solicitors. Lindsay was fantastic at guiding me through the process and I couldn’t have been happier with the result.
Mariani Robinson Founder, Naturally Lady
The on-demand service we get from Harper James allows us to combine their expertise with that of our own in-house counsel. It means we can get quick and trustworthy legal advice from specialists in every legal area, as and when we need it. There are no hidden extras and the service we have received has always demonstrated an awareness of our fast-moving commercial requirements.
Amelia Guilfoyle Head of legal, Zoopla
I was looking for intelligent, fast feedback on things I couldn’t do myself. Every step of the way, Harper James have fulfilled that promise – they’ve been so responsive. It’s run as a business, not as a law firm. Anyone who’s been near a law firm knows the difference. It’s a real pleasure.
Geeta Sidhu-Robb CEO and Founder, Nosh Detox
Lindsay and the Harper James team have been incredibly supportive and helpful. I could not be more pleased with their service and the end result. It has avoided a costly and potentially difficult rebrand for Mama Bamboo.
Laura Crawford CEO and Founder, Mama Bamboo

Our Trade mark solicitors

Why choose Harper James?

Our trade mark solicitors are with you every step of the process. We take the time to truly understand your business and its requirements and provide practical guidance and advice on how to approach the trade mark registration process. 

We are also experienced in helping clients manage their IP after they have successfully registered their trade mark. Our post registration services include trade mark licensing and exploitation, trade mark monitoring, litigation and renewals.  

Our trade mark solicitors have also written extensively on the subject of trade mark law. If you would like to view our trade mark law guides visit our knowledge hub for more information.

Our team solicitors have a wealth of experience in trade mark law, with all solicitors having previously worked at a top 100 UK law firm.  


Pricing plans

Legal support designed
to fit your business needs

Our three transparent pricing packages are designed to give you the widest possible access to high-quality legal advice, whatever the size and nature of your business:

City

Straightforward access to senior solicitors at a competitive rate.

An affordable solution for businesses needing one-off legal support. Receive ‘City’ partner-level expertise at a fraction of ‘City’ prices.

On-Demand

Providing you with priority access to a dedicated panel of highly experienced solicitors.

Fully account managed quarterly subscription service for businesses with more complex legal needs.


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