Our approach is commercial, innovative and strategically focused on creating, exploiting and enforcing your IP portfolio. We are recognised for our skill in putting together complex agreements, designed to prevent disputes and present opportunities for growth, as well as acting decisively and quickly in pursuing litigation relating to the infringement of IP. We advise companies on the steps that they should take to reduce the risk of litigation.
We act for a wide range of IP-rich companies. We have specialists who focus on areas such as industrial manufacturing, pharmaceuticals and healthcare, cutting-edge technologies, leisure, hospitality and food and drinks manufacturing.
Whether you are looking to expand your reach by licensing your IP to a third party; generating new, or productising existing, innovations through R&D; targeting a new customer base through a strategic partnership or JV; entering into a new franchise; increasing the visibility of your brand through targeted sponsorship arrangements; raising finance against your IP, or looking to mitigate the copycat and infringement risks that have arisen as your brand has grown; we are on hand to help you protect and derive the most from your copyright, trademarks and designs, patents, databases, domain names and other forms of IP.
As the impact of the momentous referendum decision by the British people to leave the European Union begins to sink in, businesses will need to review how they go about protecting their valuable intellectual property in this new landscape.
A recent IP case provides as a reminder to IP owners not to pick-and-choose the parts of their product that suit their claim for passing-off; as the Court will always consider the bigger picture.
We discuss the recent Supreme Court decision in the design right dispute between Magmatic and PMS.
We discuss the recent Court of Appeal decision in the trade mark dispute between Comic Enterprises and Twentieth Century Fox.
What are the implications of a British exit (Brexit) from the EU following the referendum on 23rd June?
Protecting reputation, brand and commercial value