Beck Greener

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Company Profile

Beck Greener is one of the leading intellectual property firms in London, and one of the longest-established, having just celebrated our 150th Anniversary. We provide advice, information and assistance relating to all aspects of registered and unregistered intellectual property, including patents, trade marks, designs and copyright.

Beck Greener’s experience and expertise in trade marks is recognised by the industry. The firm is amongst the top filers of UK and EU Trade Mark Applications in the country, and ranked number 2 for appearances at oral hearings over the last five years. In addition, partners Ian Bartlett and Rowland Buehrlen both appear in the Top 10 of the list of trade mark attorneys and solicitors by appearance at hearings before the UK Intellectual Property Office (Source: CITMA Review, Issue 438, December 2017/January 2018).

In 2017, the firm became able to conduct trade mark matters before the Irish Patent Office, to allow us to act in Irish matters, and to assist us in continuing our longstanding and extensive practice before the EUIPO post-Brexit.

Most of the Registered Trade Mark Attorneys at the firm hold law degrees, and many also qualified as solicitors or barristers. This legal background, and the presence of IP Litigators in the firm, allows us to provide clients with the focussed, robust legal advice they need to be able to grow and maintain their brands effectively, and has given us an enviable record before both the British and European trade mark offices, and in the courts.

The trade mark department works with clients across a number of commercial sectors and of various sizes. We represent large multinationals and internationally famous brands, alongside small businesses and sole traders, in fields as diverse as telecommunications, publishing, TV production, medical devices, fashion, household appliances, haircare, financial services and retail.

Regardless of clients’ size or field of business, the firm is adept at meeting their specific needs, and providing a tailored service to accommodate their requirements.

Our Services

Intellectual Property protection is of paramount importance to any business.  We do much more than simply protect and register trade marks.  Our legal and technical skills, alongside years of experience, enable us to guide you from initial concepts to commercial success.  We are concerned not just with legal advice but also with commercial relevance, ensuring that our clients use our services to make maximum impact in the marketplace.  

Types of Work Undertaken

We file and prosecute applications to register trade marks at the UK Intellectual Property Office (UK IPO), EU Intellectual Property Office (EU IPO), Irish Patent Office and the World Intellectual Property Organisation . Further, using firms of foreign attorneys, we file and prosecute cases abroad. We also advise and act in relation to trade mark opposition and enforcement proceedings.
Our trade mark services include:

  • Strategic portfolio management
  • Searching, due diligence and risk management
  • Drafting specifications of goods and services
  • Filing and prosecution of trade mark applications
  • Filing and prosecuting oppositions, and invalidity and revocation actions
  • Enforcement of rights
  • Maintenance of registered IP rights
  • Litigation and advising in IP disputes
  • Transactional advice and documentation including assignments and licences.
  • Renewals

Designs / Copyright

Our attorneys advise on unregistered design rights, industrial design and copyright.  We register designs at the UK Designs Registry and act before EUIPO for Registered Community Designs, which can provide cost-effective protection for the whole of the EU.  We arrange for national and international registration of designs throughout the world, and act for clients in respect of infringement matters, whether for the rights owner or the defendant.

Patents

We act in all matters relating to patent prosecution, maintenance and enforcement.  As well as preparing, filing and prosecuting patent applications in the UK and European Patent Offices, we arrange for the filing of non-UK national patent applications through local attorneys in most countries around the world, and oversee the prosecution of applications to grant.  Also we act in patent infringement negotiations and litigation, and provide patent clearance advice and/or prior art searches where appropriate.

Contact

For further information please visit our website at www.beckgreener.com

Beck Greener, Fulwood House, 12 Fulwood Place, London, WC1V 6HR, United Kingdom.

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7693 5600 Fax: +44 (0) 20 7693 5601 Email:mail@beckgreener.com

For Trade Mark matters:
Ian Bartlett
ibartlett@beckgreener.com

Rowland Buehrlen
rbuehrlen@beckgreener.com

For Patent / Design matters:
Avi Freeman
afreeman@beckgreener.com