Intellectual Property

Protecting, managing and maximising your IP effectively is vital to yield competitive advantage and commercial value.

We work to ensure your IP rights are fully enforced while your brand, products and services are nurtured.
Providing a range of contentious and non-contentious IP legal advice in the UK, EU and internationally our services include:

  • Brand protection advice including IP audits and due diligence
  • Copyright issues including infringement proceedings
  • Design rights registrations, renewals and advice
  • Domain name registrations and renewals
  • IP commercial contracts covering licences, assignments, software, research & development
  • IP disputes resolution, litigation and enforcement
  • Trademark registrations, maintenance and renewals

Experience

We have a proven track record of advising clients across all industry sectors and have extensive experience in media and entertainment, creative industries, hospitality, technology, retail, manufacturing, and real estate sectors.

We work with a wide range of clients – from large global brands through to SMEs and individuals. Clients include high-profile designers, architects, photographers, brand agencies, technology, software start-ups, manufacturers of products, real estate and automotive including:

  • Agave Tequila
  • Audio Network Plc
  • Institute of Hospitality
  • Michael Young Limited
  • Orangebox Limited

Case studies

We advised a software start up to ensure its IP rights including trade marks were protected from an early stage. Potential third party IP rights infringement issues arose which could have had a serious impact on the business. Through careful negotiations we helped our client avoid a dispute and enabled the future development of its brand.


A design and products manufacturing client approached us for initial advice on potential design rights infringement issues. After dealing with the immediate issues we recommended a strategic review of the business’s IP policies and procedures. The result was establishing a process to deal with all products’ IP rights to protect their assets for the future.


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