Intellectual Property

Intellectual Property (“IP”) includes:

  • Trade marks
  • Design rights
  • Patents
  • Copyright
  • Database rights
  • Domain names
  • Confidential information
  • Data protection
  • Freedom of information


The Specialist IP Services we provide include:

  • Advising on IP protection and drafting confidentiality agreements
  • Advising on, commencing, or defending IP litigation, arbitrations and mediations (primarily in the UK, but also assist on disputes in the US, Asia, Europe and the Far East)
  • Drafting and negotiating assignments
  • Drafting and negotiating trade mark, software, copyright, design right and patent licences
  • Drafting and negotiating distribution, manufacturing, franchise, sponsorship and agency agreements
  • Trade mark filings advice and oppositions
  • Negotiating and drafting co-existence agreements
  • Managing trade mark, design right and patent portfolios
  • Advising on competition issues, parallel imports, and selective distribution policies in relation to IP agreements
  • Drafting and negotiating Collaboration and Research agreements
  • IP audits
  • Monitoring and policing IP counterfeit activity worldwide