Carpmaels & Ransford LLP

Carpmaels & Ransford LLP is a leader in the European IP market having driven innovation in the industry for over 200 years.

Carpmaels & Ransford provides expertise in all aspects of intellectual property, from inception to enforcement and protection, including clearing, filing and prosecuting trademark applications and conducting all aspects of opposition and IP litigation before the EU Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO), the UK Intellectual Property Office (UKIPO), the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO), all levels of the English first-instance and appeal courts and the European Court of Justice. Carpmaels & Ransford is also engaged in trademark prosecution internationally, using an excellent network of local attorneys under its instruction to prosecute applications, oppositions, cancellation actions and infringement suits.


Clear differentiation from competitors is something that every brand owner seeks. Our proven expertise across all areas of trademark work – including clearance searches, worldwide registration, enforcement, customs recordals, disputes, litigation, licensing, brand extensions, and contractual and transactional matters – is what distinguishes our team and helps our clients win and maintain real competitive advantage.

We pride ourselves on our ability to understand our clients’ businesses and provide bespoke solutions which help them meet their objectives. Our team adds value by thinking beyond a problem or situation, always seeking to improve the client’s trademark position.

We conduct clearance searches for proposed new trademarks and provide strategic advice on adopting marks that will serve the client’s commercial aims, whether locally or internationally. We also provide monitoring services for conflicting trademarks and advise on domain name conflicts.

We steer our clients carefully through the complex issues surrounding trademark, design and copyright law. These include applications, oppositions and registrations across a diverse range of product and service marks before the UKIPO, the EUIPO, WIPO and internationally, as well as litigation across Europe.

Often, a client’s interests are best served by an amicable solution with third parties. We are skilled at negotiating resolutions to trademark conflicts, on both a national and international level, as the geographical scope of trademark protection increases.

Our team includes solicitors, trademark attorney litigators, trademark attorneys, paralegals and a specialist formalities team. We are ideally equipped to deal with any contentious or non-contentious issue.

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Carpmaels & Ransford LLP
One Southampton Row
London WC1B 5HA
United Kingdom

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