It isn’t enough just to focus on the finished product. We believe the protection of designs – whether the appearance of the whole or a part of your product – can play an important part in your commercial growth and success.
Registering designs is a cost-effective way of stopping others from manufacturing, importing or selling a product that has the same or similar appearance to yours, for up to twenty-five years. Protecting your designs can mean product designs or design features such as product shape, labels or decoration.
At Barnes IP it’s important to us that you think of us as your in-house team, which is why we don’t just stop at fighting fires and solving the problems that crop up. Our trade mark watch service identifies when competitors are trying to register a mark similar to yours, so that we can take quick action to prevent their registration and stop infringement of your registered trade marks.
Another way we go beyond the traditional trade mark service is in our commitment to a commercially-relevant, strategic approach. We’ll be by your side at every step, and can provide and annual portfolio review to ensure any new brands have been filed as trade mark applications, any expansion into new territories is protected and any brands that you no longer use are removed.
"Phil Barnes has – and is – providing a superb service. His advice, knowledge and wisdom has enabled me to take my DNA software invention all the way to a full-blown international PCT patent."
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