I've recently been in correspondence with a trade mark owner who has been trying to protect her trade mark against infringement by a far larger company. Since she has limited resources for civil litigation, she has been trying another route -- making complaints to local Trading Standards offices in the hope that they will leap into action in order to remove infringing goods from the shops.
I understand that, while it is possible to secure some success in this manner, it is by no means easy. A complainant has to be able to persuade that there is indeed a valid trade mark and that it is being infringed, and it can be hard to keep the attention of TS for long enough to get them to understand what is required of them, since they are generally under-resourced themselves and they are much more interested in things like tainted foods, stolen goods, actual counterfeits and so on, and don't particularly want to spend their time doing what they feel is the job of the civil law.
Any comments, suggestions, experiences?