London’s Leading Trade Mark Lawyers, Established in 1994

Briffa Legal 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 trademarking your product or service. We will help you assess whether it makes sense to do so, looking at all your available options, the cost and how it works.

Briffa Legal is qualified to represent you before the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) and in other countries outside the EU through our network of like-minded, results-focused associates.

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Trade Mark Registration

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 normally take about four to six months, while European Union Trade Mark (EUTM) applications, which cover the whole of the European Union including the UK, currently take about six months to be registered. Briffa’s highly skilled trademark solicitors are experienced in undertaking Trade Mark searches and registering Trade Marks. Get in touch to find out how we can help.

Trade Mark Disputes and Infringements

It is vital to act quickly when a Trade Mark dispute 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 Legal has extensive experience and a strong reputation in the area of Trade Mark dispute resolution and Trade Mark infringement protection.

Fixed-Fee Trade Mark Protection Services

Briffa Legal offers a fixed-free Trade Mark protection service called BrandProtect. For a 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 Legal can provide legal advice on a passing off issue, claim or dispute.

Key Practice Areas

Briffa’s highly trained team can assist you with a wide range of legal issues, from fixed-fee trade mark and design applications to dealing with IP disputes and drafting contracts. Contact us to discuss your requirements and arrange your free legal assessment.

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Briffa is a firm of leading intellectual property solicitors based in London. We’re creative, transparent and competitively priced — our highly skilled team provides the level of expertise and quick turnaround times you need to ensure your intellectual property and business interests remain protected.

We help clients across a broad range of sectors and we’re experts in brand strategy and IP portfolio management — our team can help your business grow, giving you a competitive edge that increases the value of your business for either investment or eventual sale.

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