About TMA

We set up Trade Mark Associates (TMA) to provide cost effective high quality trade mark registration services to businesses wanting to register their business names in the UK and/ or the EU.   The Trade Mark lawyers at TMA are fully qualified and can give you expert advice on  trade mark registration, choice of classes and other related issues.  We keep costs down by not locating in expensive city centre offices.

We appreciate that for many businesses – particularly small businesses – it is vital to know in advance how much money is being spent on what legal service.  At Trade Mark Associates, we are keen to help you know exactly where you stand.  We will provide free initial advice and a free ‘knock-out’ search of trade mark databases. The purpose of this search is to look for potentially competing brand names.   For more information see ‘why register your trade mark‘.

Prices start at £200 + official fees +VAT. See our Pricing page for more details.

Registering your Trade Mark

When laying the foundations for your business, ensure that you engage the right expertise to protect your brand name(s). It is not worth spending considerable amounts of money and energy on creating and promoting your brand or trading name, and then failing to spend a comparatively small sum on protecting that name as a trade mark.

If your brand name is not registered as a trade mark, it is unlikely to be  protected from others who may want to copy it (and even register for themselves).  Without this protection, you could lose all the investment you have made in developing your business and its reputation.  For answers to 21 frequently asked questions about trade marks, click here.

Free Trade Mark Search 

Trade Mark Associates offer a free ‘knock-out’ search to assess whether your brand name can be registered as a trade mark.  After this search, Trade Mark Associates will provide free initial advice to you on cost-effective ways of registering your trade mark in the UK and/or the EU.

For complex registrations, and for trade mark registrations outside the EU, our sister company Brand Protect offers a wide range of intellectual property (IP) expertise.  Brand Protect works with a number of overseas associates based in every country and territory in the world.

For more information on trade mark and trade mark registration, please see answers to the top 21 FAQs.  For an explanation of the trade mark search and registration process, please see Our Services or contact the TMA team on 01869 692888 or email at team@tma.eu

Fixed Price Trade Mark Registration

The Trade Mark Associates team continually look for ways to improve the service they provide to clients. They are keen to share information about trade marks, their use and the importance and challenges of registration.  The TMA team want to help people ensure their brand names are appropriately protected from possible copycats.

Trade Mark Associates has a sister company.  Brand Protect is a specialist intellectual property (IP) law firm and – if needed – can offer a wide range of IP services, e.g. litigation against infringers, taking action if ‘passing off’ occurs, and complex ‘hard to register’ trade mark work.

Bernard, Adam, and Madhuri have worked with all types of clients, from individuals to start-ups to multinational corporations. They have extensive knowledge of the UK and EU trade mark regulations, and have obtained trade marks for their clients in all four corners of the globe. To learn more about the team, visit Meet The Team.

Trade Marks for Small Start-ups and Large Companies

It was the team’s progressive thinking and entrepreneurial nature that resulted in the launch of Trade Mark Associates in 2012. They noticed that in the trade mark industry, the best services were provided to those with the most financial resources; start-ups and companies with smaller budgets were being neglected. They made the decision that first-rate trade mark services and advice should be available to all companies whether large, small, new or old. The Trade Mark Associates philosophy was born. Trade Mark Associates is not a DIY registration service, therefore we need all the following information from you:

  • The brand name or trade mark that you wish to register;
  • The name and address of the applicant / trade mark owner (usually an individual person or a legal entity);
  • The categories of goods and services which the trade mark serves (so that we can advise on the classes to be used); and
  • The countries or territories in which you need the trade mark to be protected.

Read a summary of the latest trade mark developments at our blog Trade Mark News.

A note of caution: Trade mark applications by inexperienced or unqualified people often fail to use the correct wording and sometimes use the wrong classes.  Consequently, the trade mark remains unprotected.  This can lead to considerable expense in court and legal fees.  It can also result in the money you have spent on the promotion of your brand name and goodwill, as well as other marketing costs, being wasted.

Straightforward Trade Mark Registration

Trade Mark Associates has gone from strength to strength. Clients appreciate the thoughtful, holistic approach the team provide, and the efficient and courteous manner in which they operate, as well as our low prices. In working hours, the TMA team are busy corresponding with clients or the trade mark registries. Nevertheless, they are always able to make time to speak to their clients, both new and existing.

To begin protecting your trade marks with Bernard, Adam, and Madhuri, please us call 01869 692 888 today, or email team@tma.eu – they will be delighted to have a conversation about how they can help you.

Our team will:

  • Help you choose the right brand to register as a trade mark.
  • Conduct research on the brand to ensure that you can register it as a trade mark efficiently.
  • Ensure the trade mark application is made professionally (there is a danger that “DIY” applications fail when tested in court ).
  • Advise you if a third party makes an application to register a similar brand as a trade mark – anywhere in the world.
  • Advise you on protecting, licensing, franchising, litigation matters and be with you through the lifetime of your trade mark.