Intellectual Property

We specialise in assisting individuals, businesses, charities and public sector bodies in protecting, defending and exploiting their inventions, ideas, designs, creative works, trade marks and brands, both in the UK and overseas, so that they can benefit from their own work and investment.

Our experience covers a very wide range of different industries and sectors.  We are recognised as having particular expertise in international trade mark portfolio management, intellectual property transactional work, technology sector work and intellectual property disputes.    

We provide commercially sound advice, delivering common sense as well as technical expertise. Our approach is straightforward: "Our clients' interests are our interests". This runs through everything we do.

Relevant Experience
  • Managing the world-wide trade mark portfolios of two famous fragrance houses. This includes clearing, filing, prosecuting, renewing, defending and enforcing hundreds of trade marks across the globe.
  • Negotiating a world-wide trade mark co-existence agreement between a famous clothing designer and a third party business using a similar trade mark.  
  • Acting for one of the world's leading generic pharmaceutical companies in respect of Court proceedings concerning a contractual dispute relating to a pharmaceutical licensing and supply agreement.
  • Drafting complex IP licensing and supply arrangements for a University, in respect of certain lactic acid bacteria technology.
  • Advising a manufacturer and supplier of foodstuffs as to whether the manufacturing process for a new product line infringes patent rights belonging to a third party and whether such rights are valid.
  • Acting for a client in respect of an overseas intellectual property dispute between the client, an international distributor of the client's products and a world famous sporting team and their world famous marketing agents

Their advice is of the highest quality

Chambers & Partners Guide to the Legal Profession 2015 

 

A formidable IP team: they are extraordinarily responsive, they have a high respect for customer service and they give practical advice.

Chambers & Partners Guide to the Legal Profession 2016