Trade Marks & Passing Off

In a time of economic uncertainty the brand’s strength and ability to support sales has become crucial.  So protecting brands against passing off and trade mark infringement has never been more important.

At Hamlins we have a deep understanding of every aspect of brand protection. We can help at every stage of the development, growth and commercial exploitation of our clients’ trade marks, from clearing and checking the availability of names and brands, to securing trade mark registrations and then the often necessary enforcement and recovery exercises associated with successful brands. Trade mark applications are handled in-house, allowing us to provide an attractive ‘one-stop’ service, while we also have a deep understanding of structuring and commercialising trade marks to enhance their value and protection.

At all stages, we work closely with our clients to ensure that commercial objectives are not compromised, while considering both the immediate and long-term legal and commercial aims for the brand.