Beck Greener LLP
Beck Greener is a leading UK and European intellectual property (IP) firm and one of the oldest IP firms in the world, protecting inventions, trade marks, designs and other intellectual property for over 150 years.
The firm has offices in London and Spain, and continues to provide our full range of services relating to both UK and European Union trade marks and designs post-Brexit.
Our 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 was ranked number 2 for appearances at oral hearings before the UK Intellectual Property Office and the Appointed Person over the last five years. In addition, partners Ian Bartlett and Rowland Buehrlen both appeared in the Top 10 of the list of trade mark attorneys and solicitors by appearance at such hearings (Source: CITMA Review, Issue 448, March/April 2019).
Our team has earned a global reputation for excellence in all areas of trade marks and contentious trade mark matters, notably litigation.
We work 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, luxury goods, professional services, TV production, fashion, household appliances, financial services, health and fitness 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.
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.
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 track record before both the British and European trade mark offices, and the courts.
Further, often with the assistance of firms of foreign attorneys, we file and prosecute cases abroad.
Types of Work Undertaken
Our trade mark services include:
- Strategic portfolio management
- Searching, due diligence and risk management
- Trade mark watching
- Drafting specifications of goods and services
- Filing and prosecuting trade mark applications
- Filing and prosecuting oppositions, and invalidity and revocation actions
- Enforcement of rights
- Maintenance of registered IP rights
- Enforcement, defence, litigation and advising in complex IP disputes
- Transactional advice and documentation including assignments and licences
- Advising on and prosecuting issues relating to unregistered trade marks and the law of passing off
- Advising on and prosecuting company name and domain name disputes
Our attorneys advise on unregistered design rights, industrial design and copyright. We register designs at the UK Designs Registry and the EUIPO, the latter of 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.
Beck Greener LLP, Fulwood House, 12 Fulwood Place, London, WC1V 6HR, United Kingdom.
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7693 5600 Fax: +44 (0) 20 7693 5601 Email: [email protected]
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