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Emily Warwick
Emily Warwick
14:56 27 Jul 22
My experience with Albright IP has been flawless from start to finish. I... have never filed a patent before so I was learning everything as I went along. They have been helpful in every way possible and gone the extra mile to ensure I was kept in the loop and happy as everything was going through each step of the way. I cannot express enough how pleased I am with their service. I had the pleasure of working with Will, Abigail, and Adrian. I would recommend Albright IP to anyone looking to file a patent more
Simon Mills
Simon Mills
13:22 06 Jul 22
Super helpful advice, and really friendly service. Highly recommend... Albright for IP advice and more
Luke D.
Luke D.
11:25 23 May 22
Was a pleasure to work with Will and Melissa on a patent draft and filing.... Will took the time to understand both my software product and the commercial motivations behind the patent filing. They were extremely responsive to questions and clarifications throughout the process (availability isn't everything, but it certainly helps!).They were also very clear regarding fees, and set out a very helpful visual timeline and cost breakdown on the whole patent application process at the pre-sales stage. This emphasis on making sure I understood all aspects of the work, and having documentation to help with that, is something I didn't see with any of the other patent services I was talking to at the time. This clear communication continued throughout our interactions.Would recommend Albright IP to anyone looking to patent an invention. The patent they filed for me was for a software more
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It is possible to waive the name of the designer when filing a European Community Design, but you should be sure that you have the rights to the design


The filing strategy for your chosen trademark is dependent upon, inter alia, the geographic location that you intend to use your trademark in. Prior to filing a trademark it is important to consider your future business plans and territories in which your trademark will be used. Keep in mind that trademark rights are territorial.


If your business operates solely in the UK it is likely that the most suitable and cost effective strategy is to file for a UK trade mark before the UK Intellectual Property Office (IPO). If the registration of your trademark is successful, you will be granted protection in the UK for 10 years. After which a renewal fee must be paid to ensure that protection of your trademark is continued. In a straightforward case the process of applying for a UK trademark application can take between 4 and 6 months.


If your business operates in the EU it is likely that a cost effective route to protection would be to file a Community Trademark (CTM) Application. This is a single application process, which if successful will grant you protection in the 27 EU countries. If the registration is successful, you will be granted protection for 10 years. After which a renewal fee must be paid at ten yearly intervals. In a straight forward case the process of applying for a CTM Application can take between 6 and 8 months.


Should you require protection in countries outside the UK and the EU there are two further filing strategies to consider:

  • National trademark applications.
  • International (Madrid Protocol) registrations.


Should you wish to seek protection in individual countries; national trademark applications can be filed. The cost and process involved in filing national trademark applications differs between countries. However, the trademark attorneys at Albright IP have built up a network of carefully selected, trusted trade mark attorneys located in numerous countries worldwide that they work with to secure national registrations in a cost effective way.


The Madrid Protocol (MP) system is overseen by the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) and is an agreement containing over 80 countries. This system allows a single application to be made which designates some or all of the member countries. This MP system is usually less costly than filing individual national trademark applications. Furthermore, there is the potential to extend your protection to additional countries at a later date.

In order to file an MP application, the applicant must have either a UK or Community registration to act as a “base registration.” This “base registration” must be sustained for five years after the Madrid Protocol application has been filed. If it is revoked or deemed invalid within this five year period, the Madrid Protocol registration will also be lost, although it can be transformed into national trademark applications. This is known as “central attack” and reinforces the importance of a strong “base registration.” The trademark attorneys at Albright IP can offer advice as to how this can be best achieved.



The trade mark attorneys at Albright IP are experienced in advising you on the best filing strategy for your trademark, based on your intended business plans. Simply fill out the form on the left hand side of this page to obtain our professional, cost effective advice. Alternatively if you would like further information, please email us directly here or call +44 (0) 1242 691 801 to speak to a qualified British and European Trade Mark attorney.