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.
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11 Aug, 2017
One of the changes is that it is only until 4 September 2017 that a Divorce/Dissolution Petition (or an Answer to those Petitions) do not require a Statement of…Read More
11 Aug, 2017
The Honourable Mr Justice Peter Jackson in the High Court (Family Division) recently took an unusual step by delivering judgment by way of a letter to a child.Read More
09 Aug, 2017
08 Aug, 2017
02 Aug, 2017
The European Commission (‘EC’) handed down a fine of €2.42 billion to Google on 27 June 2017, after finding that Google had breached EU antitrust rules by abusing…Read More
28 Jun, 2017
In Lehman Brothers International (Europe) (In Administration) v Exxonmobil Financial Services BV  EWHC 2699 (Comm) the High Court considered what is meant…Read More
21 Jun, 2017
20 Jun, 2017
As from yesterday (19 June 2017), divorce proceedings across the country are being administratively "delinked" from financial remedy proceedings.Read More
14 Jun, 2017
My husband and I are going through divorce proceedings and I believe he has not disclosed assets honestly. What recourse do I have to challenge this and what are…Read More
08 Jun, 2017
Financial settlement upon divorce can sometimes vary enormously from one country to another. This can result in a husband and wife both "racing" to start proceedings…Read More
26 May, 2017
Failing to comply with new rules on data is becoming a dangerous risk, Wedlake Bell partner James Castro-Edwards warns companies holding personal data.Read More
16 May, 2017
The Relationships Alliance has released its "Relationships Alliance Manifesto 2017".Read More
16 May, 2017
The Judgment in the above case has recently been released and serves as a reminder of how child maintenance is dealt with differently through the Child Maintenance…Read More
15 May, 2017
On 2 May 2017 the House of Commons Work & Pensions Committee (who “examine the expenditure, administration and policy of the Office of the Department for Work &…Read More
10 May, 2017
Welcome to the Spring 2017 edition of our In Counsel publication.Read More
09 May, 2017
A stream of recent rulings from both UK and EU courts has demonstrated how crucial evidence of trade mark use – or lack of such evidence – can be to determining…Read More
08 May, 2017
There has been much attention over the bank holiday weekend about what allegedly happened on the evening of 26 April when the British PM, Theresa May met with Jean…Read More
28 Apr, 2017
A recent Court of Appeal decision bucks the trend on maintenance provision, says Ronnie MortimerRead More
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