Intellectual Property

We offer a comprehensive range of tactical and strategic legal services for managing your intellectual property.

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Intellectual Property

Protect and exploit your intellectual property with practical commercially focussed legal advice

Intellectual property holds immense value, often ranking among your most prized assets. Safeguarding it should be a key part of your business strategy.

Our specialist commercial team has extensive expertise in intellectual property (IP) law and can give you practical, commercially focused advice on protecting and exploiting your IP.

We offer a comprehensive range of tactical and strategic legal services for managing your intellectual property, from digital rights and trademarks to IP audits, licensing and disposal.

Where disputes arise, our in-depth knowledge of the relevant legislation and regulatory controls means we can expertly advise you. We provide highly effective litigation support or can guide you to the most appropriate form of alternative dispute resolution.

Our advisory services cover a wide spectrum of IP-related matters, including:

  • Copyright, which protects artistic, musical, dramatic and literary works
  • Management of digital rights, for example, allowing individuals to access and use digital content
  • Trademarks, which are signs or symbols used to distinguish specific products or services
  • Know-how, defined in the EU as a package of information resulting from experience and testing which is secret, substantial and identified
  • Brand protection
  • Advertising
  • Domain names, including registrations and transfers
  • Confidential information, typically sensitive business information
  • Protection of trade secrets
  • IP acquisitions and disposals, including assignment and licensing

On a strategic level, we also offer comprehensive management solutions pertaining to:

  • Identifying and auditing of IP assets
  • Negotiating and drafting of strategic licensing and assignment agreements
  • Expert advice on joint ventures and mergers
  • Structuring IP exploitation arrangements for acquisitions and disposals
  • Advisory services on production and distribution agreements

Please contact us at our offices in St Albans, Harpenden or Luton to discuss how we can help you manage your intellectual property.

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‘The Times’ in cooperation with ‘Statista’




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Frequently asked questions

What is intellectual property?

Intellectual property refers to creations of the mind, such as inventions, literary and artistic works, symbols, names, and designs, that are protected by law.

How do I protect my intellectual property?

You can protect your intellectual property by securing patents, trademarks, and copyrights, as well as by keeping your trade secrets confidential. It’s important to work with an experienced intellectual property solicitor to ensure that your rights are fully protected.

What happens if I don’t protect my branding/logo?

If you don’t protect your logo, others may be able to use it without your permission. This can lead to confusion among customers and potentially harm your brand’s reputation. Protecting your logo through trademark registration can help prevent others from using it without your consent.

What are the different types of intellectual property?

The main types of intellectual property are patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets. Each type provides different protections for different types of creations.

What happens if someone infringes my intellectual property rights?

If someone infringes your intellectual property rights, you have the right to take legal action to stop the infringement and seek damages for any harm that was caused. This typically involves filing a claim in court.


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