Your logo is one of the key elements of your branding. Through its stylization and design, it embodies your business and helps your products and services standout to your customer base. Something this valuable to your company necessitates protection, and one of the best ways to safeguard your logo is obtaining a trademark registration for […]
Gerben Law Firm's Trademark Blog
This trademark blog and informational section of the website is meant to provide you with answers to commonly asked questions about trademark searching, filing, and registration.
How Long Does it Take U.K.-Based Companies to Register a U.S. Trademark?
As a company domiciled in the United Kingdom looking to file an American trademark application, there are 2 options: You can file a trademark application through an international trademark system called the Madrid Protocol. You can hire an American trademark attorney to represent you and file the application on your behalf. There are advantages and […]
4 Steps to Register a United States Trademark as a U.K. Business
The 4 Steps Needed to register a U.S. trademark as a U.K.-based business: File in the United Kingdom first Hire a U.S.-based trademark attorney File your trademark application (either through the USPTO or the Madrid Protocol) Meet USPTO deadlines 1. File in the United Kingdom First Before you begin the process to register your trademark […]
Understanding United Kingdom Trademark Law
A trademark registered in the United Kingdom has valuable legal protections in England, Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland. If you’ve recently registered your trademark in the U.S., you understand the benefits and rights a registered trademark provides. These rights, however, only apply to trademark disputes within the United States. To obtain legal protections for your […]
How Much Does it Cost to Register a Trademark in the U.K.?
If you’ve recently registered your U.S. trademark, you may be wondering how to extend your trademark protections overseas. A trademark registered in the United Kingdom provides trademark rights and protections in England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland. Whether your online retail shop has customers in Glasgow, or you plan to open a brick and mortar […]
5 Steps on Trademarking a Business Name in the UK
Once you’ve registered your business name with the United States Patent and Trademark Office, you may be considering international trademarks. Because trademark protection is only granted in the countries in which your trademark is registered, it is important to have a strategic international trademark plan. A trademark registered with the United Kingdom will provide protection […]
Three Tips For European and UK Companies Filing U.S. Trademarks
Navigating the United States trademark filing system can be a daunting task for companies from the European Union or United Kingdom. This is because the information required by the United States Patent and Trademark Office is typically more stringent than the trademark offices in the EU and UK. The following article discusses three main issues […]