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Getting it Registered

This event covers: What to consider before applying for a trademark, Searching the trade marks database, how to apply to register your trade mark and much more

At Own It, we get a lot of questions and enquiries regarding trademarks, whether they are appropriate, what is the value of getting this type of IP protection, how do you search and register and what are the costs etc.

This Own It event on trademarks will be given by Gareth Hicks of The Patent Office and will answer all of these questions and provide all the information you need to know before you take the next step in the legal process.

Aspects that will be covered in the talk include:
- What to consider before applying for a trademark
- Searching the trade marks database
- How to apply to register your trade mark
- Case studies – acceptable/unacceptable trade marks
- The various trade mark registration systems
- Unusual trade marks
- The Patent Office website

There will plenty of opportunity to ask questions at the end of the session.

Please note that you will need to have an understanding of intellectual property to benefit from this talk.

Speaker: Gareth Hicks
Gareth Hicks is Team Leader of the Trade Marks preliminary search and advisory department and is also an ex-parte Hearing Officer. He started in the Trade Marks Directorate of the Patent Office in 1992 as a trade marks examiner.

Event sponsors: The Patent Office


Mr Gareth Hicks | talks


Date and Time:

21 February 2006 at 6:00 pm


1 hour



Rootstein Hopkins Space
London College of Fashion
John Princes Street

020 7514 7985
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Membership Information:

This is a members-only event

Own-It membership is FREE. You can register for Own-its free events, advice and resources, at http://www.own-it.org/members/register.asp

Registering on the Own It site will bring you a host of benefits, including:

Our regular intellectual property newsletter with information on events, news items, competitions, updates on legal issues and changes in legislation.

+ The ability to book a free place on any of the Own It talks and workshops on intellectual property with expert speakers

+ The opportunity to book a free 45 minutes session with an expert IP lawyer from specialist lP law firm Briffa (if you have an IP related issue that needs legal advice or input)

Additional Information:

View all FREE events run by Own-It, London's Intellectual Property Advice Service here: http://www.own-it.org/events/

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