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EU Associates

We are Chartered UK and European Patent, Design and Trade Mark Attorneys. We have over 130 years experience of assisting our clients and overseas colleagues in the full range of intellectual property matters. The following is an indication of the services we are able to provide for colleagues in the field of intellectual property.

If you wish to contact us concerning any of these matters or any other matters, please contact one of our attorneys directly, or contact us at info@patents.co.uk.

Patents

  • Filing UK national applications, whether filed directly or derived from an International application
  • National validations of European patents
  • Providing translations of the claims or whole specifications of European patent applications
  • Renewals
  • Investigating UK patent cases, including advising on status and validity
  • Advising in relation to potential or threatened infringement of patents in the UK. If required we can obtain written opinions from the UK Intellectual Property Office on patent validity and/or infringement matters
  • Advising in relation to proposed or threatened litigation. We have strong contacts with specialist IP counsel, and also solicitors experienced in IP matters
  • Dealing with changes relating to the ownership position for UK patents, and making appropriate recordals at the UK Intellectual Property Office, including assignments, and changes of name and/or address

Registered Designs

  • We are very experienced in advising in relation to UK and Community registered designs, and obtaining appropriate registrations for our clients
  • Advising in relation to the validity and scope of design registrations in the UK
  • Advising in relation to potential design infringement and proposed or threatened litigation. We have strong contacts with specialist IP counsel, and also solicitors experienced in IP
  • Dealing with changes relating to the ownership position for UK and Community designs, and making appropriate recordals at the UK Intellectual Property Office or Community Office, including assignments, and changes of name and/or address

Unregistered Design Right and Copyright

  • Advising on the scope and duration of rights in the UK, including the differences between UK and EU unregistered design right
  • Advising in relation to potential infringement and proposed or threatened infringement of unregistered design right and copyright in the UK. We have strong contacts with specialist IP counsel, and also solicitors experienced in IP

Trade Marks

  • Obtaining UK national and Community protection for our clients
  • Advising on filing strategies to obtain optimum protection in the UK
  • Bringing opposition proceedings and also negotiating settlements with third parties, including preparing and advising on coexistence agreements and licences
  • Attending to renewal matters, including reviewing trade mark portfolios and advising in relation to matters such as merging and reclassifications of registrations
  • Carrying out and advising in relation to searches for new trade marks or to locate protection held by third parties for existing marks
  • Advising in relation to potential infringement and proposed or threatened litigation. We have strong contacts with specialist IP counsel, and also solicitors experienced in IP
  • Dealing with changes relating to the ownership position for UK and Community Trade Marks and making appropriate recordals at the UK Intellectual Property Office or Community Office, including assignments, and changes of name and/or address

Patents

Trade Marks

Designs

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