We offer Trade Mark and Brand Rights services in all countries of the world.
We act directly before the UK Intellectual Property Office (UKIPO), the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) and the World Intellectual Property Office (WIPO) for the international registration of marks. Elsewhere, we work with a network of trusted overseas attorneys with local knowledge and experience to provide a truly global service.
We have a dedicated Record and Renewal section providing trade mark maintenance services around the world. Clients can access their records via a secure online link and use our Online UK & EU Renewals Service to substantially reduce their renewal costs.
We offer a full range of trade mark services in the areas detailed below
New mark searches and registrability
Advising on the availability for use of trade marks and their registrability anywhere in the world.
Trade mark registration
Applying for and securing registration of trade marks in the UK, at the European Union’s Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) and all overseas territories.
Opposing and applying to cancel or invalidate third party trade mark applications and registrations. Defending trade marks against attack.
Advice and support on trade mark infringement and unfair competition law.
Maintenance and renewal of trade marks
Advising on due dates and renewing trade marks.
Assisting with policing trade mark portfolios worldwide. Registering marks with Customs and dealing with Customs counterfeit seizures.
Assignments & licences
Drafting trade mark assignments and licences and applying to record ownership changes and third party interests.
Trade mark portfolio management
Maintenance of trade mark records and advising re portfolio management.
Due diligence work
Advising and assisting with the acquisition or disposal of trade marks as part of business acquisitions.
Protecting trade marks by monitoring third party trade mark activity.
So who can help?
Brands & Trade Marks
Trade Mark Paralegal
Sammy graduated in 2021 with a law degree from the University of Bristol. He joined SH&P in September 2022 as part of the Paralegal team, where he assists our team of attorneys in various trade mark matters. His responsibilities include the filing and monitoring of UK and international trade mark applications, the handling of recordal applications, and corresponding with clients regarding case-related queries.
Prior to working with SH&P, Sammy worked in education. He taught maths and science in secondary…
Leona joined SH&P in 2022 and is a senior associate within the firms Brands & Trade Marks Team, and is a qualified Trade Mark Attorney Litigator. She has considerable expertise in UK and EU trade mark portfolio management and enforcement.
She has advised businesses in a wide range of sectors including telecommunications, pharmaceuticals, fashion and entertainment, and has spent time on secondment at a multinational logistics company.
Prior to qualifying as a Chartered Trade Mark Attorney in…
Having graduated with a Law degree from Birmingham City University, Pat joined SH&P at the beginning of 2022 as a records assistant and quickly made the transition to Paralegal. She will be undertaking the CITMA Paralegal course in September 2023 as part of her progression.
Pat supports our busy in-house attorney team on a wide range of matters and liaises with SH&P departments as well as external sources to ensure the smooth running of caseloads. Her daily tasks include…
Kerry joined SH&P in November 2021 and is a member of our busy trade mark renewals team, handling national and overseas trade mark registration renewals as well as use declarations where necessary. Kerry had previously spent eighteen years working in the logistics industry before making the career change.
In her spare time Kerry enjoys spending time with her family and “cuckoo” dog. She also loves cooking and trying out new recipes and cuisines.
James graduated with a degree in History and American Studies from the University of Nottingham in 2020. Since joining SH&P in 2021, James has worked as part of the trade mark paralegal team, providing support to our attorneys in a variety of matters, ranging from domestic recordals to the filing and monitoring of national and international applications.
In his spare time, James enjoys keeping active through running and (very intermittent) trips to the gym. He is a lover of…
Shaun Sherlock is a chartered trade mark attorney within the Firm’s Brands & Trade Marks team. He specialises in clearance, prosecution and contentious matters, including the management of opposition, revocation and invalidity proceedings.
Shaun was previously responsible for the trade mark portfolio of the BBC, where he worked in-house as the corporation’s trade mark manager, seeking protection for many television and radio programme titles, before moving to an external advisory role in private practice.
Tina joined SH&P in 2021 as a Trade Mark Attorney. Having graduated from St Andrews University with a MA in Applied Economics in 2004 ,she worked in the field of financial services until 2011 when she embarked on a career change into the field of Intellectual Property. Tina qualified as a Chartered Trade Mark Attorney in 2013 and is also an Irish Trade Mark Agent.
Over the years, Tina has advised businesses across various industries, including fintech, medical devices, pharmaceuticals, fashion,…
Rose graduated with a Law Degree from the University of Southampton in 2019.
She is a paralegal in our trade mark team and is currently involved in a range of responsibilities pertaining to trade mark prosecution. She works with several partners and attorneys in the Firm providing support in all aspects of trade mark filing and prosecution on an international basis.
Before joining SH&P in 2021, Rose worked as a patent paralegal and assisted in patent applications…
Christina joined SH&P in 2021 as a part-qualified Trade Mark Attorney, and fully qualified as a Chartered Trade Mark Attorney in 2022, gaining the CITMA award for the highest mark achieved by a Student member on the Professional Certificate in Trade Mark Practice (PCTMP) course at Nottingham Law School
Her work encompasses a wide range of contentious and non-contentious trade mark matters including trade mark searching, filing, prosecution, portfolio management and enforcement. She is also involved in the filing,…
Brands & Trade Marks, In-House Management of TM Portfolios
Chartered Trade Mark Attorney
Camille has recently re-joined SH&P after 10 years as an in-house counsel on the IP team of FTSE 100 multi-national group Imperial Brands (formerly Imperial Tobacco).
As Head of Trade Marks for Imperial Brands, Camille managed a portfolio of thousands of marks across 160 territories, giving her a thorough understanding of the financial and commercial demands placed on businesses when considering their IP needs, and the challenges of implementing the internal processes necessary to optimising the trade marks portfolio…
Maira joined SH&P in 2019 after graduating from University of the West of England.
She is part of our paralegal team and is currently working for two trade mark attorneys in the firm. Maira is involved in a variety of responsibilities related to trade mark prosecution, such as preparing, filing and monitoring trade mark applications and corresponding with various Trade Marks Offices.
Recently she has additionally started to assist in client’s trade mark customs recordals matters.
Santa graduated with a law degree from the University of West of England in 2017 and joined SH&P soon afterwards. She later qualified as a Trade Mark Attorney in 2021.
Her work encompasses a wide range of contentious and non-contentious trade mark matters including worldwide trade mark searching, filing, prosecution, portfolio management and oppositions. She is involved in handling trade mark matters for several of the firm’s largest clients and has experience in a range of industries, including fashion,…
Having joined the firm in 1982, Robert is an experienced Patent and Trade Mark Attorney. In addition to handling patent and trade mark applications for a wide range of clients, he has acquired particular expertise in the recordal of intellectual property assignments in the UK and abroad.
Robert has handled patents for inventions in the fields of biochemistry, biotechnology, chemistry, pharmaceuticals and materials science in the UK, Europe and around the world. He is also experienced in all aspects…
Peter has worked as a trade mark lawyer for over 30 years. His experience and sound understanding of trade mark law and how to achieve successful outcomes in complex situations is rated highly by his clients. Much of Peter’s practice is built on client recommendation.
Peter specialises in the protection, exploitation and enforcement of trade marks. He is involved continuously in a wide variety of contentious and non-contentious issues for high profile rights owners with 1000s of marks…
After graduating with a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Cardiff University in 1992, Robin began his career as a patent and trade mark searcher. Originally from London, Robin relocated to Bristol in 1998 whilst working at another patent and trade mark attorney firm, before joining SH&P in 2003. Robin qualified as a trade mark attorney in 2004 and continues to represent a wide variety of clients ranging from individual entrepreneurs to multinational conglomerates.
Jon has been with SH&P since 1996. Prior to joining SH&P Jon worked as a Senior Examiner at the United Kingdom Intellectual Property Office dealing with trade mark applications filed under the 1983 and 1994 Trade Marks Act. He manages the trade mark portfolios of some of the firm’s largest clients and advises on the clearance, prosecution and enforcement of the client’s trade marks.
Jon provides advice to a range of clients from sole traders to large…
David is a Trade Mark Attorney and a partner of SH&P, which he joined in 1998. Having qualified in 2002, he can call on a wealth of experience covering all aspects of the trade mark spectrum when advising clients with commercial interests which span a wide range of sectors and territories/markets. David is also heavily involved in the formulation of the overall strategical focus and direction of the firm’s trade mark practice and the day to day running of the…
Dave joined the firm in 2003 and successfully passed the CITMA Paralegal examination in 2006.
Dave manages and provides training to our team of support staff who provide paralegal support to the firms' trade mark attorneys. He has experience of trade mark filing, prosecution and enforcement on a worldwide basis. Dave’s passion for client-care also sees him play a key role in developing and adapting the firms' systems and procedures to improve efficiency and meet individual client service requirements. In…
Leanne has been working in the Trade Mark profession for 17 years starting as a Trade Mark Co-ordinator for the in-house department of an international company. She joined SH&P as Trade Mark Renewals Manager in 2004 and manages the records and renewal team. Leanne is responsible for and plays a key role in the development and operation of our online client database My SH&P and Online Renewals. Over the past 17 years Leanne has gained extensive knowledge of global trade…
Vicky joined SH&P in 2010 working in the Records & Renewals Department. She provides renewal and administration support for both trade marks and patents and is also involved in the maintenance of our record systems. The majority of her work now covers trade mark renewals, both in the UK and overseas, providing an individual service to many different clients.
Her spare time mainly involves spending time with her family and enjoying cooking, gardening and various crafts.
Jayne has a wealth of Trade Mark renewals experience both in the UK and overseas. She joined the SH&P Trade Mark renewals team in 2006 after 8 years with the in-house trade mark team at Allied Domecq. She works closely with a large number of clients and is keen to provide each one with an individual service tailored to specific needs.
Jayne is also responsible for the SH&P on-line trade mark renewals service.
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