Trade Marks

What our intellectual property lawyers do

DMH Stallard’s intellectual property lawyers provide specialist protection and enforcement advice in relation to national and international brands and trade marks.

Your trade marks are a badge of quality and origin; an important indicator as to the source of your goods and services. They differentiate your goods and services from those of competitors and are critically important for advertising and promotion. Your trade mark might be a trade name or style, or any distinctive element of your goods or services. Your trade mark may be registered or unregistered.

What they say

"They are just the type of law firm we need to protect our valuable signature brand for the benefit of Havaianas’ customers all over the world."

Beatriz Bernabeu, European Counsel, Havaianas

With a focus across the European Economic Area, our intellectual property lawyers advise on and create effective and straightforward legal agreements for the management of your trade marks through licensing and marketing arrangements.

We can prevent infringement of any kind including counterfeits, unlicensed use of your trade marks, free-riding and illegitimate association with you and your trade marks, cyber-squatting and passing off. We also have a wealth of experience in dealing with parallel imports and the regulatory aspects of trade mark use (such as comparative advertising), working with trading standards and border controls.

We provide our clients with commercial strategies in relation to claims and also private criminal prosecutions where appropriate.

We also deliver cross-border solutions for clients trading in multiple jurisdictions, using our international legal network, Law Europe International.

How our intellectual property lawyers work

Our specialist intellectual property lawyers enjoy excellent relationships with the best firms of patent and trademark attorneys, specialist barristers, corporate financiers and investors, enquiry agents and forensic accountants in the UK, as well as an excellent community-wide network of lawyers to implement your European IP strategies. We are also able to run private criminal prosecutions for counterfeiting where appropriate.

Our team also includes members of the other leading trade and membership organisations in this field.

Click here to read more about our other intellectual property services.

How we've helped

The DMH Stallard team supports the famous Havaianas flip-flop fashion brand across the EEA, preventing unlicensed sales and seizing counterfeits.  The team also helps with the management and licensing of legitimate sale of genuine products for the benefit of the HAVAIANAS consumer.


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