Unlock the secrets of successful trade mark applications and tribunal engagements in this comprehensive paralegal webinar presented by the UK IPO.

In the opening half of this session our expert speakers will share their top five tips, and pitfalls to avoid, when applying for a mark.

In this section you will learn how to:

  • Conduct thorough searches.
  • Respond to examination reports.
  • Optimize the use of online tools for efficient management.

The second half of this session will focus on UK IPO Tribunal engagements.

In this section you will learn how to:

  • Acquire strategic insights into challenging marks.
  • Construct a solid defense.
  • Employ mediation and settlement strategies.
  • Stay up to date on tribunal procedures.

Each valuable tip is paired with an informative slide to best enhance your comprehension of this subject matter.

Join us and ensure you are up to date on the latest tribunal procedures and changes in trade mark law.

This webinar supports skill set 7: understand trade marks, of the Paralegal competency framework.

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Meet your speaker:

Nathan Abraham, Deputy Director, Tribunal, UK IPO

Nathan Abraham

Nathan has been Joint Head of EU Exit Policy for Trade Marks and Designs since April 2018, focusing on the UK’s preparation for exit and its impact upon both registered and unregistered EU intellectual property rights. Prior to his current role. Nathan was Head of UK Examination Practice for Trade Marks and Designs, with responsibility for ensuring that IPO’s examination practice reflects UK and European law.

He has represented the UK Registrar at appeals relating to absolute grounds matters before the Appointed Person, and has also instructed UK Government lawyers on matters before the UK Courts and the CJEU. Since 2012, Nathan has been the UK’s representative in a range of EU convergence projects aimed at harmonising trade mark practices across the EU IPO and Community Trade Mark Offices.


  • Member £0 (VAT exempt) 
  • Non-member £30 (VAT exempt) 

To note:

  • Payment online via debit or credit card only; proforma invoices are not available.
  • Full terms and conditions apply.
  • Closing date: 12pm, Wednesday 17th April.