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Everything new starts out as an idea, but to make an impact, those ideas need to be developed into something more tangible (e.g. a product, a process or a solution), protected and – generally – commercialised, as do the brands associated with them. We can support you at every stage of that process.
You may be looking to exploit your own intellectual property (IP) rights to deliver value for your business. Alternatively, you may wish to utilise the IP rights of a third party. You may want to collaborate with another organisation to pool expertise or resources in order to secure a competitive advantage. In all these cases, the agreement between you and your counterparty (or counterparties), alongside any related registrations, will be critical to ensuring that your interests are protected and that you capitalise on the opportunities available.
At Foot Anstey, we treat IP agreements as a specialism within their own right, allowing us to offer expertise which is virtually unrivalled outside top city firms. Our specialists have a rare combination of technical IP knowledge alongside the pragmatism and specialist drafting and negotiation skills of commercial contracts lawyers.