Intellectual Property Company near Amersham – Patents, Trademarks & Design Protection
Downing IP are an Intellectual Property firm with our Head Office based in Beaconsfield just a few miles away from Amersham. We are experts in Patents, Trademarks and Design Protection for companies from small start-ups to multi-national companies based in Amersham and the surrounding areas.
Our patent attorneys and trade mark attorneys work closely with businesses to protect your ideas and focus on producing effective and affordable strategies for protecting your brand, invention, or design. Our Intellectual property experts work closely with you to provide advice where needed and our aim is to ensure we protect your interests at all times.
Our Intellectual Property (IP) Services to Amersham businesses include:
Patents are grants made by national governments and protect new inventions. They give the owner the right to stop others from making or selling their invention.
There are many types of ideas and inventions you can patent including; a new product, a new and useful industrial or technical process, a new application of a scientific theory, and certain types of computer programs, to name a few.
It’s always advisable to work with a patent attorney when you come to draft your patent application so that you get it right the first time to save time and costs! Throughout the process there will also be several deadlines that need to be met including filing the application and beyond for each country where you wish to obtain a patent. We will ensure that the paperwork has been completed correctly and that deadlines are met.
The granted patents alongside some applications are subject to frequent renewal fees. We will track these fees and ensure that if you want them to be paid - and the patent maintained - the fees are met. Read our article on Patent Expiration and how to renew.
What to do if you have a patent dispute?
Patent disputes can happen from time to time. If you have a new product or process, it is vital to check at the Patent Office if what you want to do would infringe any other patent. You can also speak to a Patent Attorney who can investigate this on your behalf.
At Downing IP we work with many companies in the Amersham, Buckinghamshire area, supporting those who have an invention they wish to patent get the best possible protection in the countries where they intend to market it.
Find out more about our Patent Services.
A trade mark, is a recognisable sign, design or expression which identifies products or services of a particular source from others, and more importantly your competitors.
There is no legal requirement to register a Trade Mark but by protecting your business name and you will avoid other businesses and your competitors from stealing your identity, which is vital to your business.
Trade mark specialists will search marks to clear them for use, help you to choose which mark or marks to register and for which goods and/or service
What to do if you are a victim of a trade mark scam or invoice fraud
There are two sorts of fraud that we see on a regular basis. The first is where the scammer offers to do something that doesn’t need to be done, and the second is where they offer to do something that does need doing, but their cost is outrageously inflated.
Read our blog on IP Scam Invoices for more information.
Downing IP can provide expert advice and will check the invoice over to ensure it is legit and not trapping you into paying unnecessary fees.
If you’re a company in the Amersham area looking for help with trade mark registration and protection then come and speak to Downing IP.
Find out more about our Trademark Services including meeting deadlines and filing your trade mark application in other countries.
If you’re a company based in Amersham looking to protect your product’s design, then speak to Downing IP for professional advice.
The purpose of protecting your design is to stop others from copying it or encroaching too closely with their own designs. The protection of your design will be based on its aesthetic features including:
As Intellectual Property experts, our expertise lies in helping to recognise the design features that should be highlighted, to ensure the best and most comprehensive protection for your product.
There are two types of design protection that exist. These are: Registered Design Protection and Design Rights Protection.
You might also like to read our blog on the difference between registered and unregistered designs.
Find out more about our Design Protection Services.
Contact us for confidential advice on design protection, trade marks or patents, you can speak to one our IP specialists and attorneys on 01494 422626 or fill in our online contact form.
Business in Amersham
Amersham is a market town and civil parish 27 miles north west of London, in the Chiltern Hills. It is part of the London commuter belt. Amersham is also 15 miles from Aylesbury and 13 miles from High Wycombe.
As a small town in Buckinghamshire, Amersham has a lot of history. During the Second World War, the Radiochemical Centre, a scientific research establishment, arrived in the town. This became Amersham International, then Amersham plc, and now, after several changes of ownership and name, is part of GE Healthcare. Another major company, Halma, which specialises in hazard and life protection products is headquartered in Old Amersham. It is a member of the FTSE 250 index.
Chiltern Chamber – membership organisation
Chiltern Chamber exists primarily to listen, raise and deal with the concerns of their members. It also seeks to support businesses in meeting today’s challenges and those of the future. Their membership base and local businesses will be further supported by developing strategic objectives aiming to improve economic development
Chiltern Chamber is very active in helping formulate local and regional plans for economic development, to promote a positive business environment. http://www.chilternchamber.org/
Small Business Saturday UK
Small Business Saturday UK is a grassroots, non-commercial campaign, which highlights small business success, encourages consumers to ‘shop local’ and support small businesses in their communities, and seeks to inspire and encourage new businesses.