Intellectual property is at the heart of every business as branding defines the means by which businesses differentiate themselves. As a brand starts to develop and establish itself it may face individuals, or groups seeking to copy its products, services or goods. Brand protection is therefore vital for any business.
At Alison Law we understand that your brand needs to be protected and not misused. We provide services to many large multinational companies as well as small and medium-sized businesses. We also provide advice on trademark rights and benefits on start-up companies.
Our specialist intellectual property solicitors represent clients in trademark, copyright, and intellectual property disputes. We specialise in issuing and responding to cease and desist letters (also known as letters of claim or letters before action) and the handling of infringement and other contentious issues.
Working with carefully chosen advisors, we register and monitor intellectual property rights globally and, where infringements are detected, we’ll advise on the necessary action. We use our experience to advise on portfolio strategy, potential new rights, clearance concerns, and anticipating the issues you might face.
We are committed to providing a quick and efficient service and we are able to do so given the considerable expertise that our team has. Not only do we provide trademark solutions in the UK but our team can also assist worldwide.
UK trademark Fixed fees:
- Single (word or logo) UK trademark £400 plus VAT;
- Two UK trademarks (word and logo) £700 plus VAT.
Disbursements of intellectual property office registration fees £170 per classification of goods or services and £50 per additional class.
EU trademark fixed fees:
- Single EU (word or logo) £600 plus VAT;
- Double EU (word and logo) £1000 plus VAT
Disbursements of EU intellectual property office registration fees of approx £900 for one classification of goods or services (subject to Euro conversion rates)
Suing an individual or company for intellectual property infringement:
£600 plus VAT (pre issue stage) and thereafter on our hourly rates which starts from £120.00 plus VAT per hour to £217.00 plus VAT per hour. This does not include any court fees or barristers fees, which are payable in addition to our fees.
Defending a claim against you for intellectual property infringement:
£750 plus VAT (pre issue stage) and thereafter on our hourly rates which starts from £120.00 plus VAT per hour to £217.00 plus VAT per hour. This does not include any court fees or barristers fees, which are payable in addition to our fees.