J A Kemp

Company profile

J A Kemp is a leading UK and European Patent and Trade Mark Attorney firm.

Many of our senior professionals have backgrounds in major international law firms and are able to draw on a wealth of commercial experience holding qualifications as Chartered UK Trade Mark Attorney, Solicitor, Irish Trade Mark Attorney, French Trade Mark Attorney and French Avocat.

The designs team is made up of patent and trade mark attorneys who have specialist expertise to meet all design protection requirements. The hallmarks of our trade marks and designs work are the individual expertise of our attorneys, our capacity to handle large filing programmes and our total commitment to helping clients to achieve their commercial objectives.

The team has extensive experience in opposition, revocation or invalidation proceedings before the UK Intellectual Property Office and the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO).

We are also able to handle Appellate actions before the Appointed Person, High Court, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court in the UK and before the Boards of Appeal of the EUIPO and the European General Court and the European Court of Justice.

J A Kemp has Solicitors and holders of the Trade Mark and Design Litigator Certificate and we regularly assist with litigation before the Courts.

J A Kemp works for a variety of clients, from start-ups, spin-outs and small and medium-sized enterprises to some of the largest corporate clients and most prestigious academic institutions in the world. J A Kemp also has a network of attorney firms throughout the world, which instruct the firm on behalf of their clients.

Areas of trade mark expertise

The J A Kemp trade mark group has extensive experience in standard trade mark matters, such as searching, clearance, filing, prosecution, opposition, invalidation, revocation, advising on infringement, appeals to the relevant tribunal or court and domain name disputes. The group also has particular expertise in the following areas:

  • registration of unusual or otherwise difficult marks, including shape marks and marks that require evidence of acquired distinctiveness;
  • clearance of trade marks and inventive, commercial thinking about dealing with earlier rights;
  • dispute resolution – the group has mediated the settlement of many disputes, sometimes in circumstances where previously involved firms have reached an impasse. The group brings to bear a thorough grasp of the legal issues, shrewd assessment of the strengths (and weaknesses) of the parties’ cases and an appreciation of any sensitivities that may need to be taken into account to reach a sensible conclusion; and
  • opposition and related enforcement issues – J A Kemp’s attorneys do not waste time and fees by adopting a ‘kitchen sink’ approach to trade mark oppositions. They think carefully about the possible grounds of opposition and identify the strongest. They have an eye on the marketplace. They focus on actual use and not just the state of the Trade Marks Register.

J A Kemp’s attorneys are passionate about their clients’ brands. They like to engage with their clients, embrace their business aims and discuss their future projects. They plan ahead, thinking about what searches to conduct and when and where to conduct them, what marks to protect with trade mark applications and when and where to file those applications for maximum commercial benefit.

Contact details

J A Kemp
80 Turnmill Street
London EC1M 5QU
United Kingdom

E: [email protected]
T: +44 20 3077 8600
F: +44 20 7430 1000
W: www.jakemp.com

J A Kemp
Northbrook House
The Oxford Science Park
Oxford OX4 4GA
T +44 1865 406 100
F +44 1865 406 101

J A Kemp
Cambridge
CPC2 Building
Capital Park
Cambridge
CB21 5XE
T +44 1223 637 100
F +44 1223 637 111

J A Kemp
Paris
75 Boulevard Haussmann,
75008 Paris
T +33 (0)1 42 68 52 74

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