Intellectual Property

Intellectual Property

Clarke Willmott LLP provides an ‘excellent’ level of service, and is ‘real value for money’.

Legal 500 2013

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Intellectual Property (IP) is the key asset for many businesses. It is critical that such businesses are able to ensure the protection of that asset, maximise its value and prevent others from exploiting it without their consent.

We act for all types of businesses from new start-ups to household names such as ghd, Bandai, Organix, UGG, Mazuma Mobile and Fred Perry in relation to the protection, enforcement and exploitation of their intellectual property rights.

We have a strong relationship with Clarke Willmott, as we have been a client of one of the firm’s Partners, Roy Crozier, for more or less 10 years.  With him and his team, we have been successfully guided through many difficult national and international IP related disputes without fail.  Our counterparts in these disputes have often been large multi-national companies. Clarke Willmott offer us an almost tailor-made or boutique type of legal service yet one which covers many aspects of our legal needs, which we believe is a unique offering

Fred Perry

Our Clients

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Bandai
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Varangians
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Mazuma (1)
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Foxhead
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What Others Say About Us

“We have worked with Paul Cox for about 10 years and, in that time, he has obtained some great results for us. He has an in-depth knowledge of the toy industry and provides very practical and commercial advice  Our brand and products are the most valuable part of our business and we trust Paul and Clarke Willmott to look after them.”

Bandai

We have a strong relationship with Clarke Willmott, as we have been a client of one of the firm’s Partners, Roy Crozier, for more or less 10 years.  With him and his team, we have been successfully guided through many difficult national and international IP related disputes without fail.  Our counterparts in these disputes have often been large multi-national companies. Clarke Willmott offer us an almost tailor-made or boutique type of legal service yet one which covers many aspects of our legal needs, which we believe is a unique offering

Fred Perry

“We cannot fault their level of service. The response time is incredible. We have often emailed Clarke Willmott at 7pm on a Friday evening and received a response with advice within the hour. Legal matters quite often arise unexpectedly and cause a lot of anxiety. Having professional help at hand so quickly is a great asset. Not only is the advice fast but it is always knowledgeable, unbiased, professional and well communicated (in a language non-lawyers can understand). Not being a London firm makes Clarke Willmott great value for money. Furthermore, fast and accurate first time advice often results in issues being dealt with very quickly and effectively – this too has a huge impact on reducing costs.”

Mazuma

“We have been using the services of the IP team at Clarke Willmott since 2008 and they have provided value in shaping ACCA’s global trade mark protection and enforcement policy.Paul Cox and the team are focused on customer delivery and adding value over and above providing sound and commercial expertise.”

ACCA

I have worked with Roy Crozier for a number of years on anti-counterfeiting and other intellectual property matters. He has the ability to apply practical and technical legal solutions in a manner which demonstrates his commercial awareness of the realities involved in doing business whilst protecting and exploiting valuable IP assets. I would not hesitate to recommend Roy and his team to other leading brands.

Andrew Pitter, In-House EMEA at Deckers Outdoor Corporation – UGG Boots

What they say about Paul Cox…

According to the Chambers & Partners legal directory (2014), Clients state that Paul is“incredibly knowledgable” and add “he’s proactive in the way that he advises us of both actual and potential situations”.

According to the Legal 500 (2013) “Clarke Willmott provides an excellent level of service and is real value for money.” Paul Cox is “recommended for his extensive knowledge.”

What they say about Roy Crozier…

According to the Chambers & Partners legal directory (2014) Roy Crozier is best known for handling Intellectual Property litigation. Clients say that he “provides pragmatic and practical advice” and “lives and breathes the world of branding”

Previous comments include that Roy’s “anti-counterfeiting knowledge is exceptional.” and he“is knowledgeable about the law, has a good commercial sense and is firm on behalf of his clients”.

What they say about Susan Hall…

According to the Chambers & Partners legal directory, Susan is “excellent; extremely knowledgeable and very professional.”

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In the press

How to avoid mishandling data by Susan Hall was featured on LocalGov.When Online Security Conflicts With Online Scrutiny, Is Security the Loser? by Susan Hall was featured on Huffington Post Tech.

Facebook: Make sure your privacy policies are watertight by Susan Hall was featured on Real Business.

Our article Everything you need to know about trademarking was featured on Real Business.

Our article Design law changes present risks to product manufacturers was featured onThe Manufacturer.

Previous coverage

Fred Perry settles trademark dispute with Topshop Intellectual Property Magazine 10.09.2012

Fred Perry settles legal dispute with Arcadia Retail Gazette 05.09.2012

Fred Perry receives damages from Arcadia The Fashion Business Drapers 04.09.2012

Featured Expert Manchester Fashion Network 31.05.2012

Criminal prosecutions – an underused remedy Intellectual Property Magazine April 2012

No more indulgence for mess-about defendants, says Court of Appeal The IPKat 12.03.2012

How can we protect our business from fake goods and counterfeiters? Roy Crozier answers Retail Week 17.02.12

Learn About Leadership by Volunteering Business in the Arts 13.01.12

New YouGov research on counterfeits Brand-i 05.01.12

Warning over buying counterfeit goods Stourbridge News 23.12.2011

Warning over fake goods thefreelibrary.com 21.12.12

Shoppers warned not to fall for fake presents The Shields Gazette 20.12.11

Stelios stands ground on EZEE driving instructor business The Telegraph 20.9.11

How Much Does A Super Injunction Cost? forbes.com 23.5.11

Clarke Willmott boosts city presence thebusinessdesk.com 20.1.11

How the south-west legal market is battling recession Law Society Gazette 11.11.10

easygroup continue to defend claims from easydate thisismoney.co.uk 24.9.10

Clarke Willmott hires in for Manchester launch The Lawyer 23.9.10

Clarke Willmott launches new base in Manchester with double hire legalweek.com 13.9.10

Clarke Willmott advises on Stig case The Lawyer 2.9.10