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Intellectual Property

Intellectual property is often a key asset of a business, particularly in today’s increasingly technologically based environment. Exploiting intellectual property and ensuring that it is properly protected so that others are discouraged from infringing your rights, is key to our approach.

Our team provides advice covering all aspects of non-contentious intellectual property law work. We work with a wide range of clients from public companies to newly incorporated businesses, partnerships and individuals to help protect and exploit their intellectual property.

We work closely with clients to gain an in-depth understanding of the intellectual property rights involved in their businesses so that such rights can be protected and exploited.

In addition to our commercial non-contentious practice, our Intellectual Property Dispute Resolution team can assist when a dispute arises either due to an infringement of a client’s intellectual property or their use of third party intellectual property.

We strike the balance between the costs and management time involved, any possible adverse publicity and the needs of the business in choosing the most appropriate and cost effective dispute resolution process.

services we provide

Our services include advising on: 

  • confidentiality agreements
  • brand protection through registration. We offer preliminary advice on whether a mark is capable of registration and work with patent and trademark attorneys to help clients with registration of their intellectual property
  • commercialising intellectual property rights
  • buying and selling intellectual property rights
  • ownership of intellectual property rights created by employees, consultants and contractors
  • intra-group arrangements in relation to intellectual property rights
  • assignments of intellectual property rights
  • patent, trade mark and copyright licences
  • software development and licensing
  • collaboration and research & development agreements
  • joint venture agreements
  • intellectual property aspects of corporate transactions such as sales, acquisitions and private equity transactions
  • intellectual property due diligence and audits
  • protection of intellectual property in commercial contracts
  • intellectual property reviews for franchisors and validity of intellectual property rights granted to franchisees
  • intellectual property disputes

Quick Contact

David Irving


Tel: +44 (0)1932 590577

Neale Andrews

Partner (Head Of Corporate And Commercial)

Tel: +44 (0)1932 590617

Valerie Toon

Managing Partner

Tel: +44 (0)1932 590570

Intellectual Property