Intellectual Property Law

Intellectual property is central to all modern businesses

Intellectual Property goes to the heart of our clients’ freedom to operate and impacts market share in their chosen fields. Protecting your own rights and steering clear of other peoples’ is not an easy task but can be a vital factor in success.

Enforcement of IP can seem expensive, but we help our clients identify what is really at stake in comparison. The UK IP courts have moved a long way in recent years to provide a choice of options to users that can mitigate cost burdens. From cost capping, to limiting the extent of evidential obligations, our specialists can guide you through the options to help you make the right choice.

At other times you may be able to exploit your IP rights by putting in place suitable licensing arrangements. We have a long track record of working for universities and other commercial clients on the broad range of contractual options available to them to exploit their IP.

  • Often our work is for overseas clients and involves coordinating action across other jurisdictions in related proceedings
  • We have built up a network of overseas lawyers with whom we have worked on a variety of cases and can offer our clients a global service

Our approach
We work on the basis that your best interests are our interests. We take the time to understand your business and how best to exploit or defend your position whilst always having your objectives front of mind.

How we work with you
Our work always has your commercial goals at its heart. We will use our substantial collective experience and know-how in the protection, enforcement and exploitation of IP rights to find innovative and commercially-minded solutions. We havea proud history of success in acting for clients across a diverse range of goods and services.

Other Intellectual Property Legal Services

Patents & Patent Litigation

We have a proud history of success in acting for clients across a diverse range of goods and services.

Trade marks, Brands & Designs

In many cases, brands and reputation have been built up over many years, and are amongst a company’s most important assets – Our work always has your commercial goals at its heart.

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