Watch Services

Do you know what your competitors are up to?

A key aspect of making the most of your intellectual property is to stay abreast of any potential conflict looming on the horizon. Keeping an eye on trade mark applications by third parties that may infringe on yours, or threaten your position in the market, is part of that. A Watch Service that does this will both alert you to any potential threat and provide you with useful market/competitor information.

What types of Watch Service are available?

Various types of Watch Service are available to you. If you're keen to find out when an application to register a trade mark that's similar to a keyword of interest to you is submitted, an alert can be set up for this. Alternatively, you may wish to monitor all trade marks filed by a particular person or company. This type of business intelligence can be extremely useful in revealing the intentions of your competitors.

A Watch Service is only of value if it's monitoring the right things, mind you. We always take the time to fully understand your aims and concerns before we recommend a Watch Service solution to you. This also enables us to offer a Watch Service on a competitive fixed-fee basis, with no surprise costs. So you can be sure that our time spent analysing the reports, feeding back to you, and advising you will not incur any additional charges.

If youd like to understand more about how a Watch Service could be of great benefit to your business, then call on 01327 223 555 or email info@wood-ip.com. Contact us today.

How we have helped our clients

When you register a trade mark you are providing it with a level of protection that actually builds value in your business. By securing a registered trade mark, you give yourself an avenue to prevent someone using something similar and riding off the back of your hard work and reputation.


"Aaron is great trade mark attorney. He is very knowledgeable on trade marks, but at the same time also very business-driven. And apart from that he is a very nice person." - Willem Leppink, Partner, Ploum Lodder Princen, Netherlands


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We have considerable experience in registering trade marks. We have worked both in-house at large brand-owning companies, and at other law firms. We have advised multinationals, but have helped start-ups and fledgling businesses protect their assets, too. There are few sectors we haven't worked in, and our experience really does range from advertising agencies to zoos! A to Z… literally.


"As a client, Aaron has always given excellent advice, has the ability to adapt quickly to client's particular needs and responds effectively to urgent requests. He is always willing to help and provides excellent results. I have very much enjoyed working with Aaron, it has been a valuable learning experience" - Isabel Soares, Paralegal, Bacardi & Company, Switzerland


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Handling trade mark disputes is a core aspect of our Enforcement work. We're regularly either acting for our clients to ensure a third party isn't able to register a trade mark that might affect their rights, or defending them from proceedings brought by others.


"I've worked with Aaron a few times now in relation to UK trademark applications, particularly where they have become contentious. I have found Aaron to be extremely helpful and prompt in replaying to emails/calls. I'll continue to use his services and would encourage anyone else in such matters to do the same" - Seb Hopkins, Solicitor, Flint Bishop LLP, UK


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You want competitors to steer clear of your brands. And, of course, competitors want you to steer clear of theirs. So if you find your business on the wrong end of a demand to alter a brand once you've adopted, marketed, and set your hopes on it, it can make for an expensive and unpleasant experience.


"Just wanted to thank you once again for all your assistance and helpful advice with this matter. It truly is a great pleasure to work with such a reputable firm and knowledgeable attorney such as yourself […] your particular attention to detail and explaining all aspects surrounding matters I have inquired about has been exceptional and I always appreciate your time and patience" - Lisa Cronsberry, Manager, Intellectual Property Group at Scotiabank, Canada


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Wood assisted by protecting the main brands and class names of this market-leading franchise


"Aaron has always been very quick to help us. The initial contact was through a recommendation and I understand why he came so highly recommended! I have worked with a number of lawyers but the level of detail and business understanding presented by Aaron cannot be compared with other firms. I am also kept up to date about billing and any additional expenses. Previous lawyers have landed me a bill for additional 50% of agreed fees because the project has taken longer than they expected but haven't communicated this to me, their client. A bit of a shock and shortsighted. Aaron ensures billing is clear for all concerned and delivers a professional service throughout." - Julie Clabby, Busylizzymum Limited, UK


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