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Act Now to Record Your UK Address for Service

As from 1st January 2024, it will be necessary to record a UK address for service where new contentious proceedings are launched against a UK comparable trade mark or re-registered design.

We advise strongly that trade mark owners act now to safeguard their rights by recording a UK address for service.

Learn why

Bob Barnes


  • Trade Mark Support Manager

Bob joined the firm in 2000 and having acquired a wide range of experience in trade mark formalities, systems and procedures he now heads up our Trade Mark Support Section.

Bob is responsible for our team of paralegals providing a wide range of support services to our qualified trade mark attorneys as well as the management, operation, design and development of the firms trade mark systems and procedures.

Bob has particular experience in new portfolio integrations and client driven system modifications and adaptions to meet particular client needs. He is also responsible for the provision of statistical information and analysis to clients for budgetary purposes.

Outside of work Bob has organised various charity events raising over £70,000 for great causes. When he is not on a charity challenge you will probably either find him in the gym or on the rugby pitch playing for the Bristol Barbarians.

We are members of the following organisations:

  • INTA
  • EPI Online
  • ECTA
  • CIPA

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