Trade marks, brands and reputation

In competitive commercial environments, your business name, logo and other brand assets can be key drivers of your success.

Registering trade marks is an important step to secure your brand and its reputation. It prevents others from using branding that exploits the reputation your company has built up.

Stephens Scown processes more trade mark applications than any other firm headquartered in Devon and Cornwall [1] and in 2018-2019 also ranked as one of the top 100 EU trade mark filers [2]. Our record of successful trade mark applications means you can trust us to look after this most essential part of your business, using our expertise and experience to protect your best interests, your brand, and your reputation.

By working with a dedicated team, including a chartered trade mark attorney, and using our comprehensive industry knowledge, we provide an unrivalled service to help you protect and enhance your brand’s value both in the UK and overseas.

We can help you with:

  • Trade mark registrations in the UK, EU and anywhere in the world
  • Trade mark infringement issues
  • Portfolio management
  • Licensing, franchising
  • Clearance, availability and knock-out searches


  1. The rankings for the Top Trade Mark Filers are presented annually by CITMA, the Chartered Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys. Stephens Scown LLP’s intellectual property team has risen to 64th in the top 100 UK trade mark filers with over 120 trade marks filed in 2018-2019 to become the highest ranking firm headquartered in Devon and Cornwall on the list.
  2. The team are also 58th in the top EU trade mark filers with over 100 EU trade marks in 2018-2019.
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    The team at Stephens Scown were brilliant, they identified the importance of me doing something to protect my company’s assets, and then went on to develop the best practical solutions to balance the needs of security with business practicality.  I have enjoyed working with them.

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