Professional Services


Working in professional services ourselves, we understand that a good reputation is a vital asset in winning new business for our professional service clients. Protection of your firm’s name and branding is imperative to prevent damage to your reputation by unscrupulous third parties.

Professional Services

At Mewburn Ellis our skilled team of trade mark attorneys have considerable experience working with a wide range of professional service clients including solicitors, accountants and tax advisors, management consultants, architects and marketing, PR and design agencies.

Protecting branding for professional service providers

As a first step, our trade mark attorneys are on hand to assist in the selection of new trade marks, carrying out necessary searches to ensure that no third party rights are infringed. This service can be especially useful for marketing agencies designing new brands for their clients.

Our trade mark experts are also on hand to help our professional service clients to secure trade mark protection to protect the name of their firm/practice or even the name of packages of services they provide by filing and prosecuting UK applications, European Union Trade Mark applications, covering the EU, and Madrid Protocol applications, for international protection.

They have a proven track record for successfully handling complex and multi-jurisdictional disputes through both opposition and other contentious proceedings, often in parallel with negotiating settlement agreements with the help of our dispute resolution team.

They can also advise on domain name registration and have a proven track record in assisting clients against third parties in domain name disputes.

Business advice for professional service providers

Our trade mark attorneys are well supported by our legal services team who have considerable experience in assisting with transactional IP matters and recordals necessitated by such transactions.

Finally, our renewals service can help with payment of renewal fees for trade mark registrations across the professional services sector.