GEEKCORE v GEEK STORE – Relying on unregistered trade mark rights
Wilson Gunn client AP & Co Limited has won its opposition case against Yellow Bulldog Limited.
We have received reports of our clients receiving unsolicited renewal reminders from a firm of attorneys called Stern Young & Partners.
If you receive a letter from Stern Young & Partners alerting you to a trade mark renewal, we would advise you to ignore the letter.
This type of unsolicited correspondence has become a common occurrence in the industry. Firms like Stern Young & Partners use publicly available information to alert trade mark owners to marks which need to be renewed in the future. Whilst this is a legitimate practice, they often significantly overcharge you for the cost of the renewal.
The Chartered Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys (CITMA) has previously published an example of a letter they received from Stern Young & Partners.
If you receive any correspondence regarding your intellectual property which does not appear to be from Wilson Gunn, please get in touch with your usual Wilson Gunn contact. And you should certainly not make any payment to any third party before contacting us.
If you are not a current Wilson Gunn client and require assistance renewing your trade mark, please get in touch to discuss how we can help.