At a time of immense and rapid growth in the distribution of knowledge and information, Cruickshank protects the Intellectual Property (IP) rights of innovators and helps them sell their ideas and assets further through patents, exclusive rights and trademarks.
A multidisciplinary practice, Cruickshank offers specialist expertise across a broad range of areas and technologies. We match our technical strengths to those of our clients, so as to maximise financial and consumer benefit.
A Trade Mark is how a business identifies its goods and services and distinguishes them from those of its competitors. It is any sign that can be represented graphically and can consist of words, designs, logos, letters and slogans.
Trade Marks prohibit any other party from using an identical or similar Trade Mark in the same field. The owner thus has a marketplace monopoly over the distinguishing marks of its products, such as colours, sounds and logos. It is an essential asset in successful brand building, publicity and advertising.
Patents are monopolies granted by individual States usually lasting 20 years from the date of filing. They prevent a rival company from launching a competing product and prevent third parties from copying, manufacturing, or distributing a protected product without the patent owner’s consent. Cruickshank files and pursues patent applications at both the Irish and European Patent Offices.
Design Registration protects the design of the product against unauthorised use or infringement of any kind and ensures that the owner retains its right to their design and features. Cruickshank can fully guide you through the various requirements and registrations needed to register your design within the European Union.
If you have an idea that requires protecting or simply need an expert in European IP Law, then please get in touch with us today.
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