Brands & Intellectual Property
Maximising brand power forms the heart of commercial strategy for businesses in nearly every industry, whether major names or start-ups with big ambitions.
There have never been so many opportunities to seize, or threats to avoid, whether that’s protecting your brand from unauthorised use by your competitors, developing online content deals, negotiating TV format rights, or clamping down on counterfeiting or cybersquatting activities.
We help clients ensure that their brand is actively managed and defended, from the inception of an idea through value analysis, global IP protection and exploitation, concept roll-out, commercialisation, dealing with disputes and beyond.
Consistently ranked as a top-tier law firm for our brands and IP work, we have a long track-record helping some of the world’s biggest blue chips and SMEs build up their brand presence in their marketplace and make best use of their IP assets.
Our clients value the strength of our large, specialist team, as well as the depth of our sector insight in areas such as advertising & marketing, media & entertainment, retail, technology, sports, manufacturing and professional services.
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Brands & IP seminar: Stopping the Copycats15 November 2018
Lewis Silkin invites you to the last event in our 2018 Brands & IP seminar series.
Alex Kelham comments for City A.M: 'Why has Colin Kaepernick filed a trade mark of his image?'30 October 2018
In an article for City A.M, Alex Kelham comments on former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Kaepernick seeking to protect his assets by filing a trade mark in the US and discusses athletes' efforts to protect their personal brands.
Professional Representation before the EUIPO in a Post-Brexit World30 October 2018
Whilst the status of, and procedures affecting, EUTMs and other EU IP rights in a post-Brexit world are a concern for brand-owners, UK trade mark professionals face an additional headache in that there is a significant risk that their ability to represent clients before the EUIPO may shortly be lost. This is an important issue, as acting on matters before the EUIPO will account for over half of trade mark and design related revenue for many firms.
Brand Clearance Guide23 October 2018
A practical guide to brand clearance including details on the range of searches available (such as trade mark searches, strapline searches, common law searches and domain name searches), information on budgeting for clearance and general strategic advice.
Brands & IP seminar: Pitch Perfect - FULLY BOOKED02 October 2018
Lewis Silkin invites you to the third event in our 2018 Brands & IP seminar series.
Alan Hunt writes for Essential Retail: A prime question: ‘one-day delivery’ guarantees and eCommerce30 August 2018
In an article for Essential retail, Alan Hunt discusses the ASA banning Amazon for promising one-day delivery in its advertising, as it is not delivering on this very promise.
Geraint Lloyd-Taylor comments for The Drum: Tui ad banned by ASA for claiming that summer 'includes October'23 August 2018
In an article for The Drum, Geraint Lloyd-Taylor comments on the ASA banning Tui advertising summer holiday packages in September and October, as the offers are misleading to customers.