We advise on the protection and exploitation of IP with particular expertise in technology transfers, spin out companies, licensing and IP audits/strategies.
As a result of our involvement in the media, technology and communications sectors, we have a very full understanding of copyright law and related commercial issues, advising on copyright licensing agreements and related areas such as the licensing of computer software.
We have advised clients (which include a low cost airline and luxury stationery chain) on the most effective way of protecting their brands and designs. Our service includes the registration of trademarks and designs, their licensing and enforcement through litigation if necessary. Our membership of international legal networks (TAGLaw and the IT & IP Law Group Europe) also ensures that we can call on overseas legal experts to protect brands and designs internationally.
Working with many innovative companies, we assist in the protection of their new inventions and processes. Whether advising on patentability, or the best means of exploitation, we strive to take a strategic approach, always bearing in mind the client’s primary commercial aims. In addition to our work with patents, we are also active in related areas such as drafting and negotiating know-how and research and development agreements.
For an increasing number of businesses, their key assets are information, know-how or ideas that need protection. We are very knowledgeable in drafting appropriate confidentiality agreements to allow our clients to disclose and/or receive confidential information safely.