Intellectual Property

The need for concise and accurate Intellectual Property advice is essential to most businesses, large or small.

We undertake contentious and non-contentious intellectual property work on behalf of a wide range of businesses, advising on design rights, database rights, copyright, patents and trade marks. We also assist in the preparation and negotiation of licences and assignments, to enable our clients to profit from licensing other companies to use their technology, data, products or services. We have particular expertise in the field of technology-based copyright and multimedia content agreements.

Having protected your rights, it is important to defend them against infringement. Our dispute resolution department will take the necessary legal action to ensure you gain maximum value from your intellectual property.

We have a large number of clients in the Information Technology sector, many of which are in software development. Much of our Information Technology work involves advising suppliers and purchasers on system supply agreements, software development contracts, software licences and distribution agreements.

For many years, we have acted for the global headquarters of a mobile telecoms multi-national, advising on a wide range of matters including major commercial contracts and intellectual property issues.

Case examples:

  • We have assisted with the registration of over 20 trademarks.
  • We have been instrumental in the development of a Patent Portfolio Policy which evaluates the ongoing maintenance costs against the commercial value of a patent to maintain the most cost effective portfolio.
  • We have helped a client build a weapon against parallel imports through their global trademark rights.
  • We have drafted various software licence agreements for a client which provides bank authorisation services.

For more information contact us today.

Key Contacts

Alec Brooks
Head of the Commercial Services Department
01256 305503