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Trade marks & brands

"If you have an IP matter in the UK and are looking for a firm that can deliver great results at a reasonable price, we strongly recommend D Young & Co" IP Stars 2016 (Managing IP).

Your brand is your most important intellectual property asset. It defines who you are as a company, articulates your values and ethos and gives your customers a quality assurance promise. 

Comprehensive brand protection services

Given the power of your brand, it is likely that threats are just around the corner. The D Young & Co trade mark team will help you take proactive steps to safeguard it. These include setting up a watching service to monitor third party infringements, carrying out clearance searches, filing trade mark applications and prosecuting these through to registration. Post-registration, our focus is on the protection and enforcement of your trade marks. Taking appropriate action to stop infringements before they damage the identity and reputation of your brand is a key feature of our services in this fast moving digital age. 

With an impeccable track record in trade mark and brand protection and ranked year on year as top tier in the profession, we set the standard for trade mark protection work. Clients are located around the world and range from innovative individuals and sole traders to global brand leaders in fashion, sport, entertainment, media, food and drink, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, luxury goods and other industries.

Our trade mark attorneys and trade mark solicitors are active in providing external presentations and lectures to the IP profession on developments in the law and practice, as well as to clients and prospective clients.

Our trade mark team can help you by:

  • Creating and protecting distinctive trade marks and brands
  • Reviewing, consolidating and improving trade mark portfolios
  • Auditing trade mark portfolios
  • Conducting trade mark clearance and searching
  • Advising on registration procedures and selecting a suitable trade mark
  • Obtaining trade mark registrations worldwide
  • Devising global trade mark filing strategies
  • Enforcing and defending trade mark rights
  • Assisting in domain name protection and challenges to unauthorised domains
  • Assisting in due diligence on IP rights
  • Providing infringement advice
  • Prosecuting applications, appeals and oppositions

EU trade mark search services

Increasingly, clients are requesting cost effective EU wide trade mark searches combining local opinion and reported in a standard format with a single summary overview. In response to this demand, we are offering EU search strategy packages. Full availability searches include the opinion of local associates in each territory based on the cited marks revealed in the search. 

Ranked top tier in all the legal directories

The Legal 500, Managing IP (MIP), Chambers and the World Trademark Review 1000 rank the D Young & Co trade mark team as a top tier UK trade mark practice.

"If you have an IP matter in the UK and are looking for a firm that can deliver great results at a reasonable price, we strongly recommend D Young & Co" IP Stars 2016 (Managing IP).

"The 'pioneering' D Young & Co is among the most respected IP boutiques in the market...They have a dynamic partnership and talented people." Managing IP.

"D Young & Co LLP provides 'exemplary service' to clients" Legal 500.

"The team is widely seen as one of the very best in the market, employing some of the most impressive practitioners and involved in some of the most interesting work."..."They are exceptionally effective and will surpass your expectations." Managing IP.

Heralded as "the best in Europe", D Young & Co is also home to a flourishing disputes practice and as such "represents one of the more successful marriages between filing and litigation". "A real standout element of D Young is its bold advocacy in support of our company's interests, but with a finely honed sense of what is achievable in the real world" World Trademark Review 1000.

Trade mark team profiles

Trade mark team profiles

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Read our latest trade mark articles

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New to IP? Trade mark FAQ


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