Intellectual Property

We can help you protect and exploit your ideas, innovation and commercial plans. This includes advice on the registration of trade marks, licensing, distribution, franchising and the exploitation of IP rights in all forms – including online.

The IP aspects of the marketing and advertising of products and services – particularly online – are an important part of our work in addition to advising on parallel trading and brand protection.

Where IP rights are infringed, or where you are under attack from others, our contentious IP practitioners are responsive, available and highly effective. We are experienced in all aspects of IP dispute resolution and litigation – including in the High Court, Intellectual Property Enterprise Court and before the UK Intellectual Property Office and European Intellectual Property Office.

We cover commercial disputes and infringement claims relating to:

  • Trade marks
  • Passing off
  • Designs
  • Copyright
  • Database rights
  • Privacy and confidential information
  • Data Protection
  • Patents
  • Domain names

Finally, our Intellectual Property team runs a free regular Brands & IP seminar for clients that range from large multi-national brands to individuals across a wide range of business sectors.