Copyright and Trademarks

Promoting and protecting your brand is crucial to the success of your business. Your trading names, trademarks, website, brochure and marketing material content are all very valuable assets worthy of protection.

We provide travel industry specialist advice on protecting your intellectual property including:-

Trade marks

  • registration of names and images; what is and is not acceptable to the intellectual property registries
  • assistance with your applications to register trademarks in the UK, EU and worldwide
  • infringement; bringing and defending actions including injunctions, damages and claims for profit
  • licences and assignments of trademarks

Copyright

  • protection; what constitutes copyright and who owns it
  • ownership; ensuring you have the right to use materials such as photographs
  • defending claims for excessive¬†licence fees from photo/image banks
  • infringement; bringing and defending actions including injunctions, damages and claims for profit
  • software licences and assignment

Passing off

Imitation may be the sincerest form of flattery but not when competitors are taking advantage of you.

If this happens, we will protect you by advising on a passing off action.

We will:

  • write to the offending party requiring an immediate cessation of passing off and undertakings, and demanding damages and legal costs where appropriate
  • where necessary, we will issue proceedings on your behalf claiming an injunction, damages/profits and your legal costs

Confidential information

We will assist you in protecting your confidential information and advise on:

  • non disclosure agreements
  • unlawful use of confidential information by employees
  • unlawful receipt and use of confidential information by third parties
  • data protection
  • bringing and defending actions including injunctions, damages and claims for profit

For further advice, please contact:

Claire Ingleby claire.ingleby@mb-law.co.uk

Practice areas

Practice Areas

Specialising purely in the travel industry, we focus on the legal and regulatory areas which impact on our clients the most. We enable them to achieve sensible, commercial and just outcomes across all areas of our specialist practice.
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About mb LAW

We act solely for the travel industry and have done since 1986. We represent a wide range of businesses operating in this dynamic sector.
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Through many years of work with a wide range of travel businesses, their professional partners and their insurers, we have acquired essential travel sector knowledge and awareness to deliver expertise and support to all of our clients. Our experienced team of highly capable lawyers enable our travel industry clients to resolve all of the legal challenges facing their business.
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mb LAW
Studio 3, The Quays,
Concordia Street,
Leeds LS1 4ES