IP—new starter trade marks guide

The following IP practice note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • IP—new starter trade marks guide
  • Introductory materials
  • Protecting trade marks—training materials
  • Other topics of interest/other practice area specific material
  • Brexit
  • Q&As
  • Further reading materials
  • Key association for lawyers dealing with trade marks

IP—new starter trade marks guide

IP COMPLETION DAY: The Brexit transition period ended at 11pm on 31 December 2020. At this time (referred to in UK law as ‘IP completion day’), transitional arrangements ended and significant changes began to take effect across the UK’s legal regime. This document contains guidance on subjects impacted by these changes. Before continuing your research, see Practice Note: What does IP completion day mean for intellectual property?

This new starter guide provides an introduction to trade marks. It focuses on highlighting the basic principles that apply and includes numerous links to other LexisNexis® sources and materials which provide more comprehensive information. It is aimed at trainee solicitors and those new to the law of trade marks. Information on other intellectual property (IP) rights including other new starter guides is contained in Practice Note: Intellectual property (IP)—new starter guide.

Those who are new to IP law are also likely to find: Trade mark transactions and management—overview, Trade mark and passing off disputes—overview and Anti-counterfeiting—overview in this topic useful.

Where something is not covered by this basic guide, use the Topics tab on the homepage to browse further content under the Trade marks topic’s subtopics:

  1. Trade mark transactions and management

  2. Trade mark and passing off disputes

  3. Anti-counterfeiting

This guide also contains links to help you make the most of the IP materials, including how to sign

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