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London’s Leading Trademark Lawyers, Established in 1995

Briffa has been protecting the intellectual property of many organisations, personalities and celebrities for over twenty-five years. Our trade mark filing and watching services sit alongside our licensing practice and other specialist IP protection and exploitation services, ensuring that you receive the necessary assistance to grow your business and trade mark portfolio.

A trade mark gives you the exclusive right to use your brand in relation to what you do. We can review your potential trade marks before you invest time and money in registering them. We will help you assess whether it makes sense to do so, looking at all your available options, the cost and how it works.

Our trade mark solicitors can represent you at the UK Intellectual Property Office, the EU Intellectual Property Office and, via our network of like-minded, results-focused associates, anywhere else in the world.

Looking for Specialist Intellectual Property Solicitors?

For a FREE, no-obligation quote just fill in the form below and someone from our team will be in touch within one working day to discuss your requirements.

Client Testimonial

“I approached Briffa for an initial appointment about trademarking the name of my web application business. I met with Anastasia who helped me to understand the process very clearly and comprehensively. We covered a lot of information relevant to the specific name I had chosen as well as the general process of trademarking a name and other things to consider when starting a web application business.

The meeting was extremely helpful and informative, reassuring me on my initial concerns, but at the same time bringing up important areas I had not considered previously. Along with the comprehensive follow-up I received it has set me up very well for the challenges ahead.”

– Tim Benger, Trade Mark Services Client

How Can We Help?

Trade Mark Registration Services

To successfully register a trade mark, you’ll first need to check that nobody else is already using it in relation to the same or similar goods and services. It’s also important to avoid trademarking words that have become common language in your industry. Trade mark applications in the UK can take about 4-6 months, while European Union Trade Mark (EUTM) applications, which cover the whole of the EU (including the UK) can take 6 months. Our highly skilled trademark solicitors are experienced in undertaking searches and registering trade marks.

Trade Mark Infringement Services

It is vital to act quickly when a trade mark infringement occurs. Having spent time and money registering your brand or product, the best remedy is to prevent or stop the infringement early. This means staying alert and being proactive in enforcing your legal rights, collecting evidence and going down the injunction route if necessary. Briffa has extensive experience and a strong reputation in resolving trade mark infringement disputes.

Trade Mark Protection Services

Briffa offers a fixed-free trade mark protection service called BrandProtect. For payment of just £190 including VAT per mark per year, you can protect all your brands and gain access to advice on any trade mark dispute covered by the BrandProtect service, plus a fighting fund of up to £100,000. Simply call the BrandProtect helpline any time you need advice from our trade mark lawyers. You can make as many calls to the BrandProtect helpline as you need — it’s all included in the annual fee.

Passing Off Claims

A trade mark that has been used and has some goodwill attached to it can be protected in some countries under the common law of passing off. This law comes into play when a competitor deliberately seeks to benefit by confusing a buyer into thinking that the goods or services on sale have some connection with your product or service, resulting in your business suffering loss and being damaged. Briffa can provide legal advice on passing off issues, claims, or disputes.

Why Choose Briffa?

We have been providing trade mark services since 1995
We offer a free consultation to discuss your brand protection needs before any fixed fee quotes are given
We have offices in the UK, the Republic of Ireland and Malta
We offer an industry leading service with short turnaround times and business-focused advice

Frequently Asked Questions

Trade Mark Case Study

Often, it requires some creative thinking for a business to get around a trade mark problem. One of our clients wanted to secure a logo mark, but found there was already a mark on the register that would block their mark from being successfully registered.

Sometimes, it’s possible to enter into a co-existence agreement with the owner of the blocking mark, so each side knows how the other will develop their business and avoid overlapping one another. However, in situations like our client’s case, the blocking mark was so close to our client’s mark that a co-existence agreement simply was not possible.

To resolve the issue, we searched for similar marks predating the blocking mark. We were looking for any mark similar to our client’s intended mark, but owned by an individual or company that may consider selling to our client.

We eventually found a mark fitting the bill and approached the owner. We agreed on a deal suitable to both sides, and the owner even handed over the domain name associated with the mark as an extra.

With a creative, outside-the-box approach to solving the problem, our client was able to secure a trade mark they were happy with.

Meet Our Team

Meet some of our specialist trade mark lawyers who can assess your legal matters and advise on the best solution for you.

Looking for Specialist Intellectual Property Solicitors?

For a FREE, no-obligation quote just fill in the form below and someone from our team will be in touch within one working day to discuss your requirements.

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What Our Clients Say

Briffa has served hundreds of satisfied clients across a broad range of sectors since our creation in 1995. We’re proud to be leading intellectual property solicitors, but don’t just take our word for it
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