UK Trademark Rankings 2024


Firm overview:

Murgitroyd is a European patent, trademark and design attorney firm. Known among peers for its patent practice, the firm also offers trademark protection for clients of all sizes. Murgitroyd takes a global approach, and has the reach to file trademarks in multiple jurisdictions across Europe, China, Japan and Singapore. Similarly, the firm registers UK trademarks both for domestic and international companies. Murgitroyd has experience representing clients in opposition disputes before the UK Intellectual Property Office, including for UK & Ireland retail brand Solv-X.

Team overview:

Following numerous recent acquisitions of IP specialist firms TLIP, Creation IP and more in the last few years, Murgitroyd now has nearly 500 employees and more than 135 attorneys in total. With 22 offices spanning Europe, the team files in multiple jurisdictions and represents clients before the EU Intellectual Property Office.

Key matters:

  • Murgitroyd acted for Solv-X, a retail client offering products in stationery, toys, and kitchenware, in an opposition against a registration for the mark ‘Solv’ in the UK. The client argued that there would be a likelihood of confusion to its own trademark ‘Solv-X’ on the basis that there was high similarity between the marks and the goods and services.
  • The client’s mark had been registered and used in the UK since 2007, while the applicant had registered its mark in 2021. Murgitroyd’s client succeeded in relation to classes 21 and 3 for products including cosmetic sponges and brushes, drinking cups, and hair care products. The applicant’s mark was refused for these goods.


Solv-X, WAAM3D