The Pure Ideas team are highly experienced and skilled at working with clients to develop filing strategies designed to protect new or existing brands, and in advising and assisting in the further development of brand equity
Alongside day-to-day filing matters, our services include; conducting clearance searches for fledgling brands to identify risk in use or in registration of the mark and watching services to identify encroaching activities of third parties. We also defend against challenges to brand registrations, and we challenge others seeking to register rights that might restrict the business of our clients.
Pure Ideas also provide assistance in the removal of rights that may block the path to our clients’ brand development. Additionally, our team has extensive expertise in related Intellectual Property matters that affect brand owners, including copyright issues, take down procedures across a variety of internet platforms, as well as experience in challenging abusive Domain Name registrations.
The vast majority of our Trade Mark services are offered under a fixed-fee pricing model, meaning that Pure Ideas clients benefit from greater certainty of cost as well as from our highly competitive tariff. There are few, if any, brand development and protection matters on which our diverse team cannot give valuable assistance.
On any and all trademark and branding matters, please get in touch and take advantage of a free initial telephone consultation.
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As it currently stands, upon conclusion of the negotiation period (April 2019), when Britain leaves the European Union current EU Trade Mark and Design registrations will cease to have effect in the UK. As a firm we agree with the official stance of the Chartered Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys (CITMA), in expecting there to be transitional arrangements put in place to ensure that existing protection is not lost. There are well over one million EU Trade Marks on the EUIPO’s register, all of which are currently enforceable in the UK. The government must take positive action to ensure that these rights are still enforceable when the UK leaves the EU. There are a number of options which the UK could choose from, including modelling the post-Brexit transition on models already used for other territories. […]
A number of changes have been introduced to the EU Trade Mark system over the past few months. These came about due to “Regulation (EU) 2015/2424 of the European Parliament and the Council amending the Community trade mark regulation” (or “the Amending Regulation” for short) entering into force on 23 March 2016. Secondary legislation was required for many of the amendments, and many of those provisions only come into force on 01 October 2017. This bulletin focuses on the changes being introduced October 2017. That’s the technical jargon out of the way! So, what are we talking about? […]