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Patents, Trade Marks, and Industrial Designs in United Kingdom and Europe

No matter the size or nature of your business a strategic approach to protecting your ideas is essential. Our team at MACIPO & ASSOCIATES United Kingdom Branch offers comprehensive intellectual property services, including:


  • Patent drafting in all relevant jurisdictions;
  • Filing and prosecuting direct patent applications and PCT National Phase applications at the UKIPO and European Patent Office and world-wide via our network of trusted overseas agents;
  • Representing clients at all levels within the European Patent Office including oppositions, appeals and two recent referrals to the Enlarged Board of Appeal;
  • Portfolio audit and strategic advice;
  • Search and watching;
  • Renewals;
  • Infringement and Validity Opinions;
  • Coordinating litigation in the UK and Internationally;
  • Supporting licence negotiations and the exploitation of IP rights for revenue opportunities.

Trade Marks

  • Creating and protecting distinctive trade marks and brands;
  • Reviewing, consolidating and improving trade mark portfolios;
  • Auditing trade mark portfolios;
  • Conducting trade mark clearance and searching;
  • Advising on registration procedures and selecting a suitable trade mark;
  • Obtaining trade mark registrations worldwide;
  • Devising global trade mark filing strategies;
  • Enforcing and defending trade mark rights;
  • Assisting in domain name protection and challenges to unauthorised domains;
  • Providing infringement advice;
  • Prosecuting applications, appeals and oppositions.


  • Conducting design searches;
  • Filing of design registrations in the UK and across Europe as a single application;
  • advising on matters in relation to infringement and validity of designs registrations;
  • renewal of design registration.


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Fast Facts
  • Inventions must be kept confidential to be patentable.

  • Inventions must be capable of industrial application.

  • Granting a patent application can take several years.

  • A trade mark must be distinctive for your goods and services.

  • Registering your trade mark gives you the exclusive right to use your mark for the goods and/or services.

  • Design protection relates to the appearance of a product.


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