Once you have selected a brand name it is a valuable exercise at the very outset to make sure it is available and that you are not stepping on third party toes.

Often overlooked, this is an important pre-registration step to take. We have seen all too often clients embarking on an expensive marketing campaign only to be told later down the line that the name has already been taken and that they cannot use it.

Even if you have done your homework and are confident of your market, there is still a possibility that a trade mark may simply be unavailable for registration.

We offer various searching packages to help you identify potentially conflicting trade mark rights and to minimise your exposure to a Court or Registry action. Going that extra mile at the start can often prove a worthwhile investment so let us help!