Intellectual Property and brand protection
The intellectual property you create, own, commercialise and exploit is often your most valuable asset. Our experts can provide you with strategic advice on branding and intellectual property protection, assist you with content licensing, manage your portfolio of intellectual property rights, register trade marks and design rights in the UK and Europe and offer a monitoring service over such rights.
We also advise regularly on commercial contracts in this field, such as image rights, database rights, sponsorship, developments and commissioning of work and franchise agreements.
Non-contentious enquiries key contact: Martin Cuell
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Our lawyers are very experienced when it comes to advising media businesses over disputes concerning intellectual property.
Whether you think a third party is infringing your rights, or whether you are being accused of being an infringer, we will be able to help. All our solicitors are experienced in advising media businesses on copyright, trade marks, and design rights disputes, as well as passing off claims, arguments over domain name, and the protection of unregistered rights.
As ever, we try to prevent our clients from becoming involved in IP litigation whenever possible, but if it is impossible to resolve a dispute by agreement, the team has extensive experience of handling court cases. Our people are well known for their strategic and tactical advice, and are always looking to achieve the best outcome for clients. They know what businesses want, and they know how to achieve it.
Contentious enquiries key contact: Tony Jaffa