Intellectual property lawyers
What is intellectual property?
Intellectual property refers to creations of the mind, such as inventions; literary and artistic works; designs; and symbols, names and images used in commerce.
Intellectual Property (IP) is the key asset for many businesses. Without knowledgeable and proactive legal advice and a clear IP strategy, businesses may fail to protect their IP rights, leaving themselves without effective protection in cases of IP infringement. Effective IP exploitation can also help increase the profitability of your business.
Trade marks, patents, registered designs, copyright, the law of passing off, and some lesser known rights such as plant breeders rights, are all forms of intellectual property right protection.
Our intellectual property services
Our team of intellectual property lawyers are experts in UK and EU intellectual property law. Through their extensive knowledge, they can support you in managing your IP so you can translate the innovation and creativity of your business into commercial success.
We regularly advise on:
- IP litigation including patent, copyright, design right and trade mark infringement
- Copyright and other IP rights clearances for inclusion of material in TV programmes, films, websites or other media, including advertising
- Assignments of IP and joint ventures involving IP
- Portfolio management of brands and IP
- Intellectual property licences
Our specialist intellectual property lawyers
Our IP specialists are recognised as leaders in their field by their peers and are ranked in both the Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners UK legal directories.
We work with a wide international network of patent and trade mark agents to service our clients’ registration requirements for their intellectual property.