Dealing with challenges to a brand

Client Testimonial
“We found Gareth Price both professional and knowledgeable. UDL's service to us, as a new UK drinks business with the world's first Skinny Lager (and making sure that we can protect the name globally in our class of goods) is invaluable to ensure that we stay ahead of the competition and protect our IP.”

Sales Director and Co-Founder, SkinnyBrands Ltd

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.

Key people

Meet some of our trade marks team.

Alan Fiddes

Managing Partner - Leeds

Alison Simpson

Managing Partner - London | Milton Keynes

Gareth Price

Partner - Leeds

Ian Byworth

Partner - Newcastle

Mark Green

Partner - London

Dr Neil Pawlyn

Partner - Cardiff

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+44 330 107 5077

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