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Intellectual Property

Intellectual property such as trade marks, copyright, patents, designs and domain names are an important part of a company's most valuable assets. They need to be maintained and protected if the business that they represent to the market is to thrive.

We provide advice in all sectors on IP matters and can arrange access to a full range of services to help UK and International clients to manage, protect, investigate, exploit and enforce their IP rights. Our expertise enables us to guide clients through transactions and disputes where the issues at stake and the amounts involved are of crucial significance.

Our experience, together with our client and objective focused approach has attracted many significant organisations, including clients from industries such as media, technology, telecommunications, franchising, advertising, music, construction, branding and pharmaceutical. The issues on which we advise include technology development deals, franchising, licensing and merchandising of brands through to protection and enforcement of IP rights.

We deal with the full range of IP disputes, in all forms of dispute resolution, from mediation to arbitration to expert determination and, where necessary, litigation. We have extensive experience of advising on a whole range of IP disputes and we aim to resolve disputes quickly and cost effectively.

As a member of Cicero, an established network of over 30 international independent law firms, we are ideally placed to advise on any international aspects of IP disputes. With access to our experienced team of lawyers, and further access to international lawyers, we can provide a co-ordinated approach to help you protect your IP globally.

Services we provide

Our intellectual property practice covers all aspects of IP law, both contentious and non-contentious, including:

  • Copyright
  • Designs
  • Trade Marks and passing off
  • Patents
  • Confidential Information & Database Rights
  • Domain names
  • Franchising, Licensing & Commercial Agreements
  • Merchandising & Sponsorship
  • IP Agreements
  • Infringement
  • Brand protection

Quick Contact

Joseph Kean

Partner (Head of Dispute Resolution)

Tel: +44 (0)1932 590615

Intellectual Property