Intellectual Property

Intellectual Property

Advising businesses on their rights.

Our approach

We are one of only a few firms in the country outside the major commercial centres to provide specialist intellectual property legal advice and it has become a key area of our practice. The services we offer are relevant to all businesses. Our clients range from large technology companies and owners of global brands to design companies, small digital media companies and internet businesses.

Our Intellectual Property legal team

Our Intellectual Property legal team is experienced in advising on all aspects of intellectual property, including trademarks, patents, copyright, design rights, database rights and confidential information.

Our team can advise on and assist with the registration of rights, the creation of brand protection strategies and the commercial exploitation of intellectual property rights. They also have extensive experience of acting in disputes centring on intellectual property, including proceedings in the Intellectual Property Office and the specialist intellectual property Courts.

Areas of expertise

  • Intellectual Property portfolio management
  • Branding and advertising
  • Trade mark searching and clearance checks
  • Commercial exploitation of intellectual property through licensing and joint ventures
  • Ownership and protection of intellectual property rights
  • Collaboration and research and development agreements
  • Disclosure of confidential information
  • Enforcement and litigation

Their invaluable support ensured we achieved a successful outcome.

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