Intellectual property

Our intellectual property team handles transactions, disputes and strategy relating to trade marks, patents, copyright, design, data and privacy. Our trade mark work includes UK and EU trade mark filing and oppositions and domain name disputes.

Careful planning and good judgement are vital to the effective handling of intellectual property matters. To this end, we combine our different areas of expertise to develop and help you to implement thoughtful intellectual property strategies.

Our team helps to protect some of the world’s most famous brands.

They handle intellectual property disputes in the English High Court and Patents County Court, the Court of Appeal, the House of Lords and the European Court of Justice as well as representing clients in the UK Patent Office and at OHIM. In addition to solely UK-based work we advise a mix of UK enterprises operating in world markets and overseas entities looking to safeguard their interests in the UK and across Europe, overseeing the protection of our clients’ rights in more than 220 countries.

Key areas of expertise:

  • Trade mark and patent litigation
  • Trade mark clearance filing and oppositions
  • Copyright and design right
  • Domain name disputes
  • Licensing technology, content, and trademarks
  • Franchising
  • Data protection, confidentiality and privacy

Our specialised life sciences team has advised on some of the world’s most important products. Work includes class actions, clinical trials, patent licensing and litigation, product liability and trade marks.

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