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 on The Manufacturer.

Previous coverage

Clarke Willmott supports Red Bull trade mark infringement case – Trademark Lawyer Magazine, May 2016

Susan Hall Clarke Willmott comments on Trunki Supreme Court ruling – Business Leader 10.03.16

Trunki case to impact design protection  – Insider Media 10.03.16

Is the end of independent news in sight – True Publica 12.10.15

Marketers check privacy practices illegal Facebook tracking – Marketing Magazine 02.04.15

David-vs-Goliath how small companies can protect trademarks – Real Business 25.09.14

Content/clarity hyperlink copyright clash – New Law Journal 19.02.14

Susan Hall European Court ruling on hyperlinks which could have major implications for UK business – South West Business 14.02.14

Technology – BBC News 14.02.14

The Christmas perils of social media – Entrepreneur Handbook 24.12.13

Social media at Christmas – Insight 11.12.13

Is counterfeiting real problem or fake  – IP Kitten 05.11.13

Fred Perry wins trademark dispute with secret sales – Retail Gazette 30.05.13

Fast UK piracy cases – Channel Register 29.05.13

Fred Perry wins legal dispute with thehutcom – Retail Gazette 22.02.13

Fred Perry settles trademark dispute – Manchester Evening News 06.09.12

Fred Perry settles legal dispute with Topshop – Fashion United 06.09.12

Featured expert joint head of intellectual property at Clarke Willmott – Manchester Fashion

Fast warns consumers repercussions counterfeit Christmas gifts after market rises – Fast