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Intellectual Property & Commercial
Wedlake Bell’s IP and Commercial lawyers are skilled at helping UK-based and international clients navigate this increasingly complex area of law to achieve their commercial goals.
"They are very responsive and give very good, common-sense advice."
"They are commercially minded and put the client's interests first."
Chambers UK, 2017
Wedlake Bell LLP’s ‘strong’ team includes Adrian Heath-Saunders, who advised property developer Almacantar on a merchandising collaboration with Anglepoise, and assisted Hugo Boss with a proposed Black Friday promotion. The ‘excellent’ Adam Edwards acted for Badminton England in connection with sponsorship matters.
Legal 500, 2016
"An excellent IP firm."
"We have looked at other firms but have always preferred Wedlake Bell for their efficiency and professionalism."
Chambers UK, 2016
"They all have an extremely thorough knowledge of trade mark law and are capable of in-depth analysis of complex global situations and the impact locally."
Chambers UK, 2015
"The quality of advice is superb and commercial."
Chambers UK, 2015
The team recently advised Which? on trade mark issues and Badminton England on sponsorship arrangements. It also acted for 192.com in relation to an ASA complaint brought by Yell regarding online and social media advertising.
Legal 500, 2014
"They have an extremely thorough knowledge of trade mark law. They're capable of in-depth analysis of both complex global situations as well as the impact locally."
Chambers UK, 2014
Our highly experienced IP & Commercial group provides a ‘one stop shop’ for UK and overseas clients. We have considerable expertise in handling contentious and non-contentious work relating to intellectual property, information technology, commercial, media, data protection and competition law matters.
We are proud that we have been able to build long-term commercial relationships with clients ranging from well-known multinationals and FTSE 100 businesses through to SMEs, entrepreneurs and celebrity individuals. Many of these clients have chosen to instruct us over a period of years and never hesitate to come back to us whenever they need help.
The law in this area is constantly changing. So our task is to help clients find a way through the legal minefield, exploiting any opportunities that arise to achieve their commercial objectives - whether that’s in relation to a piece of litigation, a licensing scheme, a commercial agreement or the protection of a new brand.
Regardless of the brief, we always approach our job in a practical and commercial manner which delivers genuine value for money.
28 Apr, 2017
23 Mar, 2017
As a result of the decision in Tommy Hilfiger v Delta Center, commercial landlords may now have to give greater consideration to intellectual property law and,…Read More
16 Mar, 2017
Television broadcasting has been transformed by the march of digital technology. Channels such as ITV, which lost their near-monopoly on TV advertising long ago,…Read More
03 Feb, 2017
Welcome to the Winter 2017 edition of our In Counsel publication.Read More
16 Jan, 2017
It has long been possible to seek the registration of (inter alia) “the shape of goods or of their packaging” as a trade mark both in the UK and in the rest of the…Read More
08 Dec, 2016
Michael Gardner takes us through the frosty depths of the ongoing trademark dispute between frozen food giant Iceland Foods and Nordic island nation the Republic…Read More
17 Nov, 2016
Jeremy Clarkson’s new motoring show The Grand Tour will launch on Amazon Prime tomorrow. However, as the launch date has drawn closer, there has been much comment…Read More
20 Oct, 2016
In what circumstances does the unauthorised posting of a hyperlink run the risk of infringing copyright? The question is an important one, for hyperlinks help the…Read More
04 Oct, 2016
With 42 per cent of marriages ending in divorce, it is important when advising wealthy clients to put mechanisms in place to protect family assets. Jenny Cutts and…Read More
12 Sep, 2016
More time together in the family calendar can often be the enemy of marriage, write Charmaine Hast and Rosie Schumm.Read More
19 Jul, 2016
Welcome to the Summer edition of our In Counsel update.Read More
19 Jul, 2016
Cricket and copyright rarely coincide, buy they did in the High Court earlier this Spring, when Mr Justice Arnold handed down a typically mammoth and meticulous…Read More
24 Jun, 2016
This note deals with the operation of Article 50 of The Treaty of the European Union (also known as The Lisbon Treaty) and the complexities involved in unravelling…Read More
22 Jun, 2016
Charmaine Hast, Head of the Family Team discusses how divorce affects the world of investment.Read More
27 May, 2016
Wedlake Bell's Family Team were instrumental in obtaining clarification from the Supreme Court on 23 May 2016 in the case of In the matter of Re D (a child).Read More
16 May, 2016
If we were to ask you to cast your mind back to the festive period, no doubt your immediate (and happy) recollection would be that of the long-awaited publication…Read More
30 Jul, 2015
The Guardian asks Michael Gardner to share his thoughts on the Jane Birkin/Hermes dispute.Read More
23 Jul, 2015
James Castro-Edwards, Head of Data Protection Law discusses the recent developments affecting organisations in this area of law.Read More
23 Jul, 2015
Business rates are a significant overhead for many businesses, so it is not surprising that many companies appeal their rates liability. In some parts of the country,…Read More
09 Jul, 2015
The recent announcement of the European Commission's preliminary view that Google's favourable treatment of its comparison shopping service abused its dominant position…Read More