Trade Marks

The function and worth of trade marks is well known in today’s commercial world. Less well understood is how to protect them and maximise their value.

This is where Kilburn & Strode’s comprehensive expertise pays dividends. Our trade mark attorneys help clients from every sector on all aspects of trade mark choice, clearance, registration and worldwide portfolio management.

The acquisition, enforcement and licensing of worldwide trade marks forms the core of our business, and in every matter we handle our goal is to offer advice that is both pragmatic and commercially-minded. We are responsive too, with online trade mark searching being one example of how we can solve problems fast by negotiating a solution before positions become entrenched.

Recognised for our expertise in UK and European Community Trade Mark matters, we also have an excellent track record in trade marks internationally. Our team is ranked in the top tier by The World Trade Mark Review, The Legal 500 and Chambers directories – and these are some of our recent accolades:

- Ranked 'Gold', in The World Trademark Review 1000 for five consecutive years. The 2016 UK edition highlights our success through the words of our clients – 'There are other good firms out there, but the quality of their individuals is not as high from top to bottom as it is at Kilburn & Strode'

- ‘Great, solid trade mark attorneys with a proactive approach’ Chambers & Partners 2015 UK edition.

- Recommended by Managing Intellectual Property (IP Stars) 2016, 'The firm's thriving trade mark filing and prosecution business is led by two IP Stars, Carrollanne Lindley and Iain Stewart'.

- ‘Trade marks Law Firm of the Year – UK’ awarded by Lawyers World Magazine, 2014

If you’d like to know more about our trade mark services please use the link below or contact a member of our Trade Marks team. If you would like to know more about trade marks in general, please click on the trade mark basics link below.


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Recent judgment on informal variation of contracts

In an interesting judgment last month their Lordships have deemed that a commercial contract can be varied by oral agreement or conduct of the parties.

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New key changes to the Community trade mark system

On 23 March 2016, Regulation (EU) No. 2015/2424 will enter into force resulting in a number of changes to the Community trade mark system.

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Kilburn & Strode receives "Gold" ranking in the World Trademark Review

We are excited to announce that our Trade Marks group has maintained its top ranking, "Gold", in the UK World Trademark Review 1000 2016 edition.

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