Trademarks & Design

Trademark and Design applications at national offices

  • Our Partners, Associates and Consultants undertake direct filing and prosecution at the French German, British, Irish, Belgium, Luxemburg PTOs as well as at the Benelux PTO, the WIPO in Geneva, the Community Trademark Office (OHIM) in Alicante, and various foreign national Patent and Trademark Offices, covering:
  • Trademark and Design applications
  • International Trademark and Design applications
  • Community Trademark (CTM) and Design applications

Filing and prosecuting trademark and Design applications at OHIM

Since 1996, our firm has filed over 1500 Community trademarks (CTM) and Community Design applications at the OHIM (Office for Harmonisation in the Internai Market) in Alicante.

According to statistics published by the OHIM concerning firms that were the most active in filing applications on behalf of US companies between 1996 and 2003, our Firm was in first position for France, and 34th position for Europe.

Opinion on freedom to use Trademarks

We regularly give opinions on availability to use/file trademarks and can comply with short deadlines for such opinions.

The presence of native British, German, Italian, and Spanish speaking staff in our Firm and our knowledge of other foreign languages (Dutch) allows us to take account of connotations which are language-specific and might otherwise have gone unnoticed.