Making Your Mark - Protecting Your Point of Difference
Our Trade Mark Service
Your brands may well be your most valuable assets, yet too often they are left unprotected. Trade marks - names, logos, symbols, slogans, colours, shapes or even smells - allow you to distinguish your business from your competition. At Tomkins, we specialise in protecting your trade mark rights and protecting your point of difference in the market.
How Tomkins Can Help?
Unless you have a registered trade mark, you are encouraging competitors to use the identical brand identity. When Tomkins handles your trade mark application, rivals will think twice before they copy your brand or infringe your trade mark. We also flag potential problems surrounding your brand before you invest valuable resources promoting and marketing your products or services.
Tomkins IP provides expertise in the filing, prosecution, maintenance and enforcement of trade mark rights in Ireland, the United Kingdom and Europe. All of our Attorneys are qualified in each of these jurisdictions enabling us to provide a professional and business focused service to our clients. We also, through our extensive network of Associates, co-ordinate Trade Mark filings throughout the World, for our Clients.
Trade mark protection through Tomkins helps you realise greater value for your business, provides you with a unique, protectable brand, creates brand awareness, generates consumer trust and extracts value through licensing or sale of your trade marks.
We cover the entire spectrum of the trade mark protection process: pre-filing clearance searches; advice on the appropriate goods and services covered by the application; recommending the jurisdictions in which protection should be sought; advancing the application; completing registration; advice on infringement and validity of trade marks; passing off actions; unfair competition; licensing and transfer of ownership of trade marks and handling trade mark renewals.
Our pre-filing clearance searches are carried out directly in the computer records of both the Irish and European Community Registers for accuracy. We also carry out searches at the Irish Companies Office and in the Domain Registry. Our trade marks portfolio includes marks which have been extant for over 100 years so our computerised renewal system has to cope with records across three centuries!
Our trade marks team can offer the following services:
Filing trade mark applications.
Handling any official objections or oppositions to your application.
Maintaining and renewing trade mark registrations.
Handling infringement and enforcement issues.
Monitoring for conflicting trade marks through watching services
Registering and maintaining domain names.