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Welcome to Trade Mark & Design Registrations

Coming up with good brands or designs is one thing, but protecting them and maximising the return you get from them is a very different matter.

That is why it pays to seek expert advice when it comes to safeguarding and managing your intellectual property.

Our experienced team can help you avoid some of the legal pitfalls when choosing or developing a new brand and can advise you as to the best and most cost-effective way of protecting your brands and designs in the UK, Europe and worldwide.chartered-trade-mark-attorney-e-card-branding

We can guide you through every step of the process involved in securing registered Trade Mark and Design protection, leaving you free to focus on your business.

We also advise existing Trade Mark holders on managing their portfolio and protecting against infringements, both within the UK and internationally.

With solicitors specialising in intellectual property law as well as a Chartered Trade Mark Attorney we can provide a complete service to clients wishing to protect, exploit and enforce their rights in the brands and designs they have developed.

We offer a full range of services including:

  • Advice on the Registrability of Trade Marks and Designs
  • Assisting with the assignment and sale of Trade Marks and Designs
  • Drafting and negotiating Trade Mark and Design Licence Agreements
  • Enforcement of Trade Mark and Design rights, infringement claims and passing off claims
  • Trade Mark and Design filing and registration
  • Trade Mark and Design opposition and invalidation claims
  • Trade Mark and Design portfolio management
  • Trade Mark clearance searches

To find out more about what a Chartered Trade Mark Attorney like Ward Hadaway’s Bill Goodwin does and how their work could help your business, please click here for a video.

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What our clients say

  • "Extremely professional, timely, business-focused and courteous"

    Gosia Grant-Lipinksa, General Counsel and Company Secretary, Sharp Electronics (UK) Limited
  • "The work and advice we have received from the team at Ward Hadaway has made a significant contribution to how we leverage our commercial programmes worldwide."

    Richard Sanderson, Managing Director, Hardy & Greys
  • "It is absolutely right what they say, ‘you get what you pay for’ and ‘surround yourself with the best people’ because [Head of Intellectual Property] Alex [Shiel] is definitely up there with the best."

    Darren Williams, Company Director, Harland Corporation Ltd

Independent verdict

  • "Strong on brand protection and exploitation issues. Well versed in the full range of trade mark issues, with particular emphasis on defending clients in opposition proceedings."

    Chambers & Partners
  • "Significant trade mark expertise, handling invalidity, opposition and infringement litigation."

    Chambers & Partners
  • "The team works closely with colleagues in the firm's Leeds and Manchester offices to provide a comprehensive service to its national client base."

    Chambers & Partners
  • “Commercial adaptability, co-operative approach and polished business acumen throughout all levels, from assistant to partner.”

    Chambers & Partners