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

UK Domestic Trade Marks

Brands define your corporate image. The innovation you invest in them merits protection. We help you map out branding strategies that match your business plans, and work with you to secure and maintain cost-effective, strong protection in your local market, or worldwide.

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.

Our experienced professionals guide you through the process of brand selection, conflict searching, clearance of potential legal risks and protection of a new brand in markets of commercial interest to you around the world. We advise on the best and most cost-effective protection strategies for your business needs.

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.

We counsel on cost-effective brand portfolio management, use of brands in marketing materials and advertising, and corporate transactions involving brands, including transfers, licenses and mergers and acquisitions. We work with you to identify and challenge conflicting marks and help protect your brands from competitor encroachment.


In order to put an application on file at the UK Trade Marks Registry and establish a filing date we need the following:

  • Full name, address and nationality of applicant (s);
  • Details of the mark (if a device mark or logo, a copy of the mark) ;
  • List of goods and or services for which registration is to be sought;
  • Number, country and date of priority application (if applicable) .

In due course, to complete the filing requirements we will need:

  • Certified copy of priority document and verified English translation (if applicable)


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