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We Protect Inventions, Innovations and Brands in United Kingdom, Europe,and around the World

Other National & Regional Trade Marks (US/CA/AU/CN/JP/KR/UA/HK/SG)

MACIPO & ASSOCIATES provides a comprehensive trade mark service, and manages the trademark portfolios of many well-known companies. Many of our clients have realised the merits of seeking protection throughout the European Union in a single Community Trade Mark application, and we have extensive experience of this system. We handle numerous trade mark oppositions for both opponents and applicants, seeking effective commercial settlements for the benefit of our clients wherever appropriate.

We continue to file and prosecute UK national trade mark applications, which offer particular benefits including the speed at which registration may be obtained. We also handle international trademark applications under the fast expanding Madrid Protocol registration system, which offer substantial cost savings and convenience for clients wishing to register a trade mark in multiple countries. We are also able to obtain and advise on overseas national and regional registrations and have an extensive network of foreign trade mark attorneys with whom we engage on such matters.

We are pleased to offer advice on all aspects of trademarks and related rights in the UK, Europe and world-wide, including infringement, passing off (and other common law rights) and licensing, as well as on appropriate choice of marks and their registrability.

Filing individual applications in chosen countries is a common option used as an alternative to a regional or Madrid system application. In many cases, countries accord trade mark rights on a first to file basis. That is to say, the first person to apply for a registration of a mark is treated preferentially in according the trade mark rights.

Many countries throughout the world do not recognise rights built up through the use of trade marks, hence registration in each country is the preferred, or only means of protection.

We have a network of over 200 local trade mark practitioner associates covering all countries of the world, allowing us to handle your trade mark registrations from filing through prosecution and registration, to post registration matters such as payment of renewal fees and monitoring of infringers, and negotiating coexistence agreements.


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