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 intellectual property 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 intellectual property 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.

Rebranding is a big step for any organisation or charity.

The benefits of a rebrand extend far beyond a new logo and colour scheme. It will have an impact on your company ethos, the tone of your communications and many other things. Our trade mark and IP team have the job of guiding our clients through their rebrand process. We help with managing expectations, evaluating risks and helping make sure you don’t head down the road to disaster, whilst remaining positive, ‘can-do’ and commercial. There are several legal boxes to tick and hoops to jump through to complete a rebrand, and we are here to help.

Bates Wells BrandAware virtual training for charities

A Charity’s brands – its names, logos and slogans – may be the most valuable things it owns. But is everyone in your organisation ‘BrandAware’? Do they understand how to look after these key assets?

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

    Legal 500, 2018