Intellectual Property Agreements and Transactions

We specialise in drafting intellectual property related agreements and advising clients engaged in transactions that involve intellectual property rights.

Relevant Experience

 

We negotiate and draft

  • Non-disclosure agreements ("NDAs") and confidentiality agreements
  • Patent and know-how licence agreements
  • Co-ownership and co-existence agreements
  • Intellectual property collaboration, development and cross-licensing agreements
  • Licenses and assignments involving intellectual property rights, such as trade marks, copyrights, designs and patents
  • Commissioning, consultancy and publishing agreements
  • Merchandising, co-branding, franchising and sponsorship agreements;
  • Manufacturing agreements
  • All other forms of commercial agreement that involve intellectual property rights

We also

  • Conduct due diligence on intellectual property rights portfolios and negotiate and draft appropriate warranties and indemnities relating to the acquisition or disposal of intellectual property rights pursuant to share and asset sale and purchase agreements
  • Advise on  intra-group intellectual property structuring and licensing arrangements and joint venture agreements that involve intellectual property rights
  • Advising the owners of a nationally renowned food brand in respect of a co-branding promotional deal with an international news media group
  • Advising a national postal services provider on an agreement between the client, a global broadcasting company and a production company in respect of a documentary about the provider, which had been commissioned by the global broadcasting company
  • Advising a client on a complex technology licensing arrangement in connection with a major procurement by the UK Government, which will see over 10,000,000 users in the North of the UK have their old gas and electricity meters swapped for smart meters
  • Advising a company specialising in the development of wearable tech software for the sports sector on the contractual protection and exploitation of its products
  • Advising a university on the roll out of a national franchise arrangement in respect of its business knowledge transfer concept, including drafting know-how licence agreements, franchise agreements and consultancy agreements
  • Acting for a client in respect of the negotiating and drafting of a complex global trade mark co-existence and settlement agreement, in respect of a dispute between our client and one of the world's most famous brand owners

Key Contact

Carl Steele

Partner

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+44 (0)1392 333997


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