Intellectual Property

Intellectual Property is the cornerstone for many of the businesses that we advise. Making sure that you protect this valuable asset is crucially important. Our experts can help whether you need advice on the exploitation of IP or protecting existing rights.

Infringement

Inevitably there are times when our clients need to assert their intellectual property rights or defend themselves when they face allegations of infringement or invalidity. We advise and represent our clients in disputes relating to patents, design rights, trade marks and copyright, as well as on related issues over trade secrets and the misuse of confidential information.

Licensing and exploitation of IP

Intellectual property is a critical asset for many of our clients and we assist them with its acquisition, disposal, protection and exploitation. We advise companies and academic institutions on collaborations to develop inventions and discoveries.

Brand Protection

Instantly recognisable, distinctive and unique, a brand is often the most visible aspect of intellectual property a business owns. It is more than simply a trade mark and will encompass images, domain names, social media sites and advertisements. Our specialists apply traditional legal concepts to online environments, including the laws of passing off and defamation on the Internet, the use of meta tags on website content and brands in website domain names and legal issues governing online advertising and marketing campaigns and compliance with the CAP Code.