Overseas Trade Mark Protection
The consideration of registered trade marks in overseas markets is vital to establishing your business in those markets and enabling growth, where your brand is an important aspect of your product or service.
For registered trade marks, any delay in registering your brand in overseas markets may result in third parties obtaining earlier, conflicting registrations, which may prevent your use of your brand in a particular market. Effective planning is therefore essential, and we work with you to devise commercially realistic strategies for protection of your brand in overseas markets.
The services that we provide include:
• filing strategy for obtaining overseas trade mark protection in a selection of territories that will provide commercially realistic and effective protection, appropriate for your commercial objectives
• Madrid Protocol (International) trade mark registration, which is a single application filed at the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) that is examined by the authorities of each of the territories designated (selected from the Madrid Protocol Member States, including the European Union and the USA), and which may result in a single registration with protection in each designated state
• European Community trade mark registration, which is examined by the Office for the Harmonisation of Internal Markets (OHIM) in Alicante and, once registered, takes effect in all EU Member States
Our network of carefully selected overseas associates also enables us to obtain trade mark protection in almost every country of the world, including established markets such as the USA and Japan, and emerging markets such as China and India.
To discuss your overseas trade mark requirements with a qualified trade mark attorney in confidence, and at your convenience, please call us on +44 115 947 7977 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.