Intellectual Property Dispute Resolution Services

Ashfords specialise in advising clients on enforcing, protecting and defending their intellectual property rights, in whatever form they may take.

Trade Mark Litigation, Brand Protection Proceedings and Dispute Resolution
We:

  • Conduct opposition, revocation, invalidity and rectification proceedings before the UK Trade Marks Registry and the Community Trade Mark Office ('OHIM')
  • Bring and defend registered trade mark infringement, revocation and invalidity proceedings before the Courts
  • Bring and defend passing-off proceedings before the Courts
  • Co-ordinate and supervise trade mark litigation and other types of brand protection proceedings abroad
  • Conduct all forms of alternative dispute resolution involving brands and trade marks
  • Negotiate and draft co-existence agreements between different brand owners to resolve differences

Design Litigation, Design Proceedings and Dispute Resolution
We:

  • Bring and defend registered design infringement and invalidity proceedings before the Courts
  • Bring and defend unregistered design infringement proceedings before the Courts
  • Bring and defend registered design invalidity proceedings before the UK Intellectual Property Office and OHIM
  • Co-ordinate and supervise designs litigation and other types of design protection proceedings abroad
  • Conduct all forms of alternative dispute resolution involving registered and unregistered designs

Patent Litigation, Patent Proceedings and Dispute Resolution
We:

  • Bring and defend patent infringement and revocation proceedings before the Courts
  • Conduct all forms of alternative dispute resolution involving patents


Copyright and Database Right Litigation and Dispute Resolution
We:

  • Bring and defend copyright infringement proceedings before the Courts
  • Bring and defend database rights infringement proceedings before the Courts
  • Co-ordinate and supervise copyright litigation and other types of copyright dispute resolution matters abroad
  • Conduct all forms of alternative dispute resolution involving copyright and database rights

Other Dispute Resolution Services involving Intellectual Property Rights
We:

  • Conduct ICANN and Nominet domain name dispute resolution proceedings, including cybersquatting proceedings
  • Conduct litigation and all forms of alternative dispute resolution proceedings involving unauthorised use and/or disclosure of confidential information, trade secrets and know-how

Key Contact

Carl Steele

Partner

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+44 (0)1392 333997


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