UK Trademark Rankings 2024

Howard Kennedy

Firm overview:

Howard Kennedy is a full-service firm, offering trademark services under its IP and commercial arm. The brand protection team works with clients on portfolio management and trademark protection and is strong in related licensing matters. Previously, Howard Kennedy has assisted on licensing agreements with major supermarkets in the UK, and with influencers on behalf of its high-value clients. The firm has registered marks before the UK and EU Intellectual Property Offices (IPOs) and in a range of designated countries, including Albania, China, Japan, Korea and more. For disputes, the team handles infringement, passing off, and domain name issues, as well as filing and defending against oppositions, revocation and invalidity matters.

Team overview:

Howard Kennedy’s team of lawyers is based in London. As part of international networks Lawyers Associated Worldwide and Meritas, the firm can connect with lawyers globally for its international clients.

Key matters:

  • Howard Kennedy recently defended trademark opposition proceedings, taking counter proceedings, and then successfully settling a dispute between two media companies.
  • The firm successfully revoked (cancelled) a trademark owned by a client’s competitor, torpedoing an infringement claim against Howard Kennedy’s client.
  • Lawyers from Howard Kennedy assisted an overseas tourist board in overcoming objections by the UKIPO to its trademark in the UK.


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