Nucleus acquired Hallmark IP in 2005 from an association of fmcg corporations, including Nestle, Heinz, Cadbury’s, Intercontinental Hotels and PZ Cussons. Prior to 2003, Hallmark IP operated under the Trade Mark Owners’ Association (TMOA) name, ever since it was founded as an association of trade mark owners in 1886 - making it one of the first firms of trade mark attonerys in the world.
Nucleus IP will continue to manage many of these past members’ intellectual property rights, along with more recent clients and many of Nucleus’ brand and digital clients. As one of the few London-based IP attorneys specialising in trade marks, Nucleus IP provides worldwide trade mark search, registration and enforcement services alongside advice on copyright, design rights and trade mark watching services.
Together, the Nucleus group now delivers an integrated brand naming, trade mark registration, brand identity, digital and IP protection service worldwide, under a single brand. It also offer brand valuation and brand asset management advice.
Peter Matthews, Nucleus group CEO, commented “Nucleus is unique in integrating a Brand + Digital + IP service, which enables us to deliver new brand and product names and brand proposition projects quickly, seamlessly and cost effectively. This reduces risk and cost by ensuring all the brand names we create are available, registerable and can be protected in all the markets and media our clients operate in.”
For more information, please visit www.nucleus.co.uk and www.nucleus-ip.com