Dealing with challenges to a brand

Client Testimonial
Maybourne Hotel Group owns and manages Claridge's, The Connaught and The Berkeley — three of the most renowned hotels in London. Our brands are highly valuable assets and we have worked with UDL since 2005 on all aspects of the protection and enforcement of our trade marks. We have always found Gareth Price and the team to be approachable and they make what are complex commercial issues easy for us to understand.

Maybourne Hotel Group

The flip side to enforcement is being on the receiving end of a challenge by a third party. Your use and/or registration of a trade mark could face objection from a competitor through opposition, invalidity, revocation, passing-off or infringement proceedings.

How we can help

Helping our clients avoid or manage contentious challenges by third parties is a core part of what we do. If you’re challenged as a result of the use or registration of a brand, we can advise on the best way to respond. We’ll explore and advise on all possible counterclaims, defences, negotiations and mediation solutions, including co-existence agreements, licence arrangements, and even the acquisitions of prior rights to improve your position. However, we always have an eye on the most cost-effective solution for what the business wants to achieve.

Some of our team

Ian Byworth

Partner - Newcastle

Mark Green

Partner - London

Annabel Hanratty

Trade Mark Attorney - Cardiff

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