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Hello my name is ***** ***** I will help you with this.
For now please let me know when they ceased trading?
The company was bought out by Heart fm (part of the Global group who would appear to have the Radio Broadland name as intellectual property as per the link http://www.ipo.gov.uk/tmcase/Results/1/UK00002504521
Quick research shows - Heart Norwich (formerly Radio Broadland) was an Independent Local Radio station for Norfolk and North Suffolk, including Norwich, Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft, until early 2009. The station, now part of the national Heart Network, is owned and operated by Global Radio.
Ah ok - so really Heart now own the IP if they purchased the company?
Looking that way and it's still registered with them.
Sadly I think that is the case.
They purchased the company and all its assets
This means that they own the IP and the copyright even if in the name of a company they dont use
But we are not using the same name as it is the
It may be that they just havent got round to changing it at the patent office
Yes I know that.
There is nothing stopping you registering your own trademark in this area
They can of course object to the classification but if they do not then it can be registered to you
Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?
So you would suggest registering the TM sooner rather than later? And if they object do I get to state my case against any objection?
Then yes if there is an objection you can state your case
Does that help?
Many thanks - You have been brilliant... That helps me a lot.Would it be rude of me to sneak a quick last part in as I am unsure of the process. If I register it now are they informed that I have registered it or do they have to check out registrations made in this field? Not sure how it all works as never done this before.
Yes, it is quite specialist area, so if it is rejected you may need to see a specialist Solicitor in the area
This website is for general advice, rather than very detailed and specific advice in detailed areas of law
I know... I was kind of pushing my luck with that last one...
You have been brilliant
Happy to help. Can I clarify anything else for you?
That's it for now thank you.
Best wishes - Martin