Trade Mark and Design Portfolio Management
Allen & Overy’s trade mark and designs specialists support brand owners in developing, protecting and exploiting their brands at every level: from initial clearance and selection to filing, managing complex international portfolios, and dealing with any enforcements or disputes that arise.
Unlike most major law firms, A&O provides the full spectrum of legal support for trade marks and designs with a team of specialist administrators and trade mark attorneys working with our IP lawyers.
Whether managing trade mark and design portfolios or providing strategic legal support for brand owners across the globe, our market-leading practice covers everything the world's top businesses need, including:
- Advising on whether specific marks and designs are available for use and registration in territories of interest
- Filing trade mark and design applications worldwide and taking them through to registration, building brand portfolios to maximise clients' IP assets
- Protecting clients' trade mark and design applications and registrations against third-party attack
- Protecting against infringement by running watch services and advising on strategies to halt infringements
- Developing brand strategies and managing brand portfolios long term
The Coca-Cola Company
on its UK and EU trade mark filing, opposition and portfolio management work.
A multinational financial institution
on their global trade mark filing programme and on trade mark and designs matters in relation to products such as Bing Bunny and Biteysaurus.
News and insights
Publications: 26 May 2023
Despite the recent “crypto crisis” and the digital assets slump, it seems likely that non-fungible tokens or NFTs are here to stay.
Blog Post: 29 November 2022
Three cases handed down on 17 November 2022 by the EU’s highest court shed important light on the ability of brand owners to oppose the repackaging of medicinal products, particularly where…
Publications: 03 August 2022
Trade mark practitioners will be familiar with the high barriers in place governing the registrability of colours per se as trade marks, and for good policy reasons. Colours rarely evolve beyond a…
Publications: 20 July 2022
The Intellectual Property Office (IPO) has published the outcome of its call for views on the UK designs framework which ran from 25 January 2022 to 25 March 2022, comprising of the government…
Recognition of our work
Allen & Overy are very responsive and open to discussing strategies. Good awareness and knowledge of worldwide filing strategies and requirements.
Legal 500 2020 Brand Management
Allen & Overy’s London IP group is essentially a boutique practice set inside one of the world’s top full-service commercial law firms – a true one-stop shop.
WTR 1000 2020
Allen & Overy needs no introduction in the field of global intellectual property. When it deals with portfolios, it deals with the biggest in the industry…
WTR 1000 2020
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