As a specialist trade mark lawyer I enjoy helping charities and socially responsible businesses protect and enforce their brands.

  • Trade mark infringement settlement for a membership body A commercial entity was selling items branded with marks similar to our client’s, taking advantage of our client’s well-known reputation within the sector. We negotiated a favourable settlement agreement, thereby avoiding costly court proceedings.
  • IP audit and protection strategy for a well-known charity We conducted a full IP audit for a household-name charity. This encompassed reviewing the scope of its existing trade mark protection, website notices, brand pack and its many and varied licence agreements. As part of the resulting brand protection strategy we revised the wording of licences and notices, filed several new trade mark applications in the UK and abroad and put in place brand monitoring services.
  • Commercial and legal aspects of a financial service provider rebrand A financial services provider needed UK and international trade mark searches for a shortlist of six names for a major rebrand, all within a very tight timeframe. We advised on both the legal aspects and the commercial considerations, including names, logos, website colour palette, and domain names.