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All your Intellectual Property Questions Answered

Michael Downing, is a Patent Attorney for Downing IP an Intellectual Property company based in Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire. Michael has produced a number of short videos providing useful information on trademarks and patents.

If you’re looking for information on topics such as ‘What can be registered as a trademark’ or ‘How will Brexit affect trademarks and patents? Then we’ve got the answers.

Click on the links below to view our videos.


What do the TM and ® symbols mean?

What information is needed for a trademark application?

What can be registered as a trademark?

Should a business be already running in order to register a trademark?

Should trademarks also be registered with third-party databases?

When does a trademark registration expire?



What does "Patent pending" mean?

How can a granted patent be obtained?

How can a patent be registered to cover Europe?

How will BREXIT affect trademarks and patents registered in the UK?


Downing IP work with companies across a broad spectrum of interests from SMEs to large organisations.

We work closely with solicitors, inventors, designers, innovators, entrepreneurs and business professionals protecting their or their client’s intellectual property rights.

Our Head Office is in Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire and many of our local clients are based in SloughHigh Wycombe, ReadingMaidenheadUxbridge and Watford.

Our services are not just provided in the UK but also internationally working with multi-national corporates outside the UK who want to trademark/patent their products or services in the UK.

See our Global IP page for services to attorneys operating outside the UK.

If you have an intellectual property related concern or need, and want to talk through it with us, please get in touch.

Please call us on 01494 422626 or contact us by email.

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