As retailers, you face more complex challenges in protecting your IP than ever before. The growth of online brand abuse means you need to remain ever vigilant. The demands of today’s consumers make it paramount to protect the integrity of your brand.


Many of our trade mark attorneys have had considerable success protecting retailers’ IP rights and ensuring that competitors do not take unfair advantage of the reputation that our retail clients have worked hard to develop.

Trade mark advice for the retail sector

Our large, well-established team of trade mark experts helps our retail clients to secure trade mark protection by filing and prosecuting UK applicationsEuropean Union Trade Mark applications, covering the EU, and Madrid Protocol applications, for international protection.

They are well known for successfully handling complex and multi-jurisdictional disputes through both opposition and other contentious proceedings, often in tandem 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 retail sector

We have a reputation for our client-focussed approach which allows us to be flexible – tailoring our advice to meet specific requirements, budgets and commercial goals. Whatever your size, whether you are a start-up or a large corporate client, you can be confident we will understand your business and provide practical, commercially-focused business advice.

We can make sure IP rights are being exploited to the full and that future applications are in line with commercial goals. We also have considerable expertise in the strategic management of IP portfolios.

Our trade mark attorneys are well supported by our legal services team who have considerable experience in assisting with exploitation of IP rights.

If there is a need for IP training at any level within your business or you are part of a legal team that would benefit from our in-house assistance service, you will find Mewburn Ellis easy to work with and understanding of your commercial goals.

Finally, our renewals service can help with payment of renewal fees for trade mark registrations (and all other IP rights) across the retail sector.