Based in Cambridge UK, we assist entrepreneurs, startups and SMEs with protecting their Brand and Intellectual Property.
Get in contact to register your trademark.
Trademarks are at the heart of your business. The best way of protecting these valuable business assets is to obtain a trademark registration.
Your trademark informs the public that a particular product or service originates from your business rather than from your competitors.
By doing so, it enables your business to build up valuable reputation and goodwill in its business name and brands.
Why choose Insignia IP for trademark registration and brand protection services
REGISTERED TRADE MARK ATTORNEY SOLICITOR (ENGLAND & WALES)
Carmel founded Insignia in 2009. After graduating from UCL with an LLB in Laws, Carmel was admitted to Grays Inn as a Barrister. She was then admitted to the Bar in Hong Kong where she was in private practice before joining the Hong Kong Government. Upon return to the UK Carmel qualified as a UK solicitor. Since 1996 Carmel has specialised in trade marks, designs and related IP. Carmel is a UK Registered Trade Mark Attorney qualified by examination and a member of the Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys. She also holds the right to conduct litigation relating to trade marks and designs before the UK courts.
Registered Trade Mark Attorney
Sam obtained a degree in History from Lancaster University before completing the Graduate Diploma in Law at BPP in 2013. Sam is a UK Registered Trade Mark Attorney qualified by examination and a member of the Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys. He is also qualified to assist in conducting litigation relating to trade marks and designs before the UK courts. Sam specialises in filing and prosecution of trade marks as well as enforcement and the management of client trade mark portfolios.
Solicitor (England & Wales)
After graduating from UCL with an LLB in Laws, Guy was admitted to Grays Inn as a Barrister. Guy practised as a barrister in Hong Kong until 1995 before returning to the UK and qualifying as a UK solicitor. Guy is also a practising solicitor in the Republic of Ireland.
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The UK Trademark registration Process
The UK IPO Examiner issues the examination report for the application
A UK IPO Examiner will review the application to determine whether it meets the criteria for registration. If there is an official objection by the IPO to the application, it is likely to be raised at this stage. In the event of an objection, there will be a deadline set by which to remedy it.
If there are no objections raised, then the examination report should set a date for when the application will proceed to publication.
The UK trademark application is published
Approximately two months after the examination report is issued, the trademark application will be published for third party opposition.
During the two month opposition period, third parties will have an opportunity to oppose the application. If an opposition is successful, then the application will be refused in whole or in part.
The UK trademark is registered
If there are no third party objections to the application, it should proceed to registration approximately three months after the publication date.
The trademark registration will now have to be renewed every 10 years in order to remain in force. If it is not renewed then it will be lost.
Other Legal Services
- Trademark searching
- Copyright infringement
- Design registration and infringement
- Domain name disputes via Nominet and ICANN
- Intellectual Property Licensing and Assignment