Branding and Trade Marks

We’re here for every business, charity or not-for-profit. And that’s what makes our Trade Marks team different.

Here at Bates Wells, you’ll find the only IP and trade marks team that focuses on, and understands, the charity and non-profit marketplace. We understand your sector and the challenges you face.

We also specialise in assisting responsible businesses and corporates in protecting their IP and enforcing it in a responsible manner.

How we can help you

We’ve decades of experience in helping people like you look after some of your business or charity’s most valuable assets: its brand, copyright works, technology (in the forms of patents and designs) and know-how. 

Our work encompasses trade mark searching and registration, in the UK and worldwide; We can also help you with licensing, and with resolving IP-related disputes of all kinds. We always make sure we minimise the need for costly court action and undue publicity.

What else makes us different? Unlike many other law firms, our trade marks team is comprised entirely of specialised Chartered Trade Mark Attorneys; 100% committed to helping you succeed in the right way.

Our team in action

We help responsible businesses, individuals, charities and non-profits, social enterprises, public sector bodies and all kinds of other organisations across a range of fields: notably, education, healthcare, finance, communications, and the culture and creative sector. 

We also act for the organising committees of major sporting events and major INGOs.

  • The team at Bates Wells is ‘responsive and provides a great deal of guidance’

    Legal 500, 2018