Introduction To Worldwide Trade Marks
Trade marks can be registered in virtually every industrialised country of the world, either as separate national applications or via regional and/or international systems such as the EU, Madrid Protocol, OAPI and ARIPO trade mark systems. Once a trade mark application has been made for a particular trade mark, one or more foreign trade mark applications can be filed that take the date of the earlier filed trade mark application. Otherwise, the foreign trade mark applications are allocated the date of when they are filed.
Registration procedures are generally similar in countries outside the UK and Europe, although in some countries a trade mark application may be advertised for opposition purposes before it is examined by the Trade Mark Office.
We are able to facilitate the filing, prosecution and maintenance of trade marks and trade mark Applications in most countries in the world as a result of our extensive network of qualified foreign associates. Our trade mark attorneys can advise you of the filing requirements for any country of interest. In addition, if you would like assistance registering a trade mark or taking legal action against trade mark infringement in any country then please contact our expert team of trade mark attorneys today.
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David is a fully qualified UK and European Patent Attorney, as well as a fully qualified UK Trade Mark Attorney and Patent Attorney Litigator. He is a fellow of The Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys, a Member of The Chartered Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys and is a registered representative at the European Patent Office and the Unified Patents Court.
David entered the profession in 2009, joined Bailey Walsh & Co LLP in early 2012, and became a partner of the firm in January 2020. David holds an MChem (Hons.) degree in Chemistry from Durham University where he gained a very good understanding of all areas of Chemistry. Prior to entering the IP profession, David gained industrial experience in the pharmaceuticals sector working for one of the world’s leading drug development companies. While studying at university, David also gained further academic experience in particle science and engineering working each summer with PhD groups in the engineering department of Leeds University.
David’s patent work covers a broad range of technologies, with a focus predominantly on mechanical and engineering patent matters, drafting patent applications and prosecuting them through to grant, advising and aiding clients with their international filing strategies, and representing clients in opposition and appeal proceedings at the European Patent Office. David’s trade mark qualifications complement his patent work and enable him to provide “full picture” advice to his clients.
Phil is a fully qualified UK and European Patent Attorney, as well as a fully qualified UK and European Trade Mark Attorney and Patent Attorney Litigator. He is a Fellow of The Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys, a Member of The Chartered Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys and is a registered representative at the European Patent Office and the Unified Patents Court.
Phil joined Bailey Walsh & Co LLP in December 2006, after a year as a Business Science Fellow at the University of Nottingham gaining experience in how to extract value from the University’s expertise and IP portfolio. Phil holds an MSci and PhD in Chemistry, also from the University of Nottingham.
The multidisciplinary nature of Phil’s doctorate, mixing the disciplines of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, gave him a solid grounding in many areas of technology including asymmetric chemical synthesis, catalysis, enzymatic reactions, high pressure systems supercritical fluids. As a result Phil handles a broad range of technical subject matter in patent drafting and prosecution including artificial intelligence and medical devices.
Alongside Phil’s patent work he manages clients’ trade mark and design portfolios and has represented many national and international clients before the UK Trade Marks Registry and at the European Office, in both prosecution work, opposition and invalidation actions.
Michelle is a fully qualified UK and European Trade Mark Attorney, as well as a fully qualified Trade Mark Formalities Officer. She is also a Member of The Chartered Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys.
Michelle has worked for Bailey Walsh & Co LLP for over 34 years and has gained extensive experience in the filing and prosecution of trade marks, and the management and prosecution of trade marks in UK, Europe, China, USA the Middle East and Far East. Michelle has in depth knowledge of trade mark filing strategies around the world. She is also responsible for the management of the trade mark portfolios for some of our largest clients. Michelle has expertise in the filing of defensive trade mark registrations in China to provide greater protection and strength in dealing with Customs Officials and the exporting of goods from China.
Paul is a fully qualified UK and European Trade Mark Attorney. He is a Chartered Secretary and a Member of the Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys.
Paul joined Bailey Walsh & Co LLP in 1984 after working in industry for several years, and became a partner of the Firm in 1997. Paul holds an Honours degree in Law from The University of Sheffield.
Paul works extensively on trade mark and registered design matters within the firm and has significant experience in the prosecution and enforcement of trade mark rights both in the UK and overseas. He has an impressive repertoire of clients which he has acquired as a result of his excellent reputation, ranging from large multinational companies to assisting in the protection of start-up companies. Paul undertakes extensive licensing work for trade marks, and is well aware of the ability to use trade marks to extend protection for the commercial aspects of a business beyond the expiry of other intellectual property rights and therefore extend the revenue which can be generated.
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