IP dispute specialists

Being caught up in an IP dispute, either because a third party is infringing your rights, or you are potentially infringing a third party right, is often very concerning. Disputes can be expensive, uncertain and take up a significant amount of management time.

At Foot Anstey, our IP team understands these concerns and has various strategies in place to assist clients with the management and resolution of disputes. The team has an unrivalled record of resolving disputes at all levels and helping clients achieve their underlining objectives in a cost effective way.

If you have received a cease and desist letter from a third party or need to send such a letter, please do get in touch and our experienced IP dispute resolution team can advise you and assist with its resolution.

Our services

How we can help:

  1. Advising clients on the strength of legal claims being made by them or against them.
  2. Resolving disputes in relation to all IP rights.
  3. Litigating claims in the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court and High Court.
  4. Representing clients in the Court of Appeal and the Court of Justice of the EU.
  5. Obtaining interim injunctions, search orders and other preliminary relief.
  6. Drafting and sending cease and desist letters for businesses wishing to enforce their rights.
  7. Representing clients in IP ownership disputes.
  8. Brand enforcement campaigns for large international clients including anti-counterfeiting work.
  9. Copyright clearance work.
  10. Defending claims brought by third parties.
  11. Taking part in other forms of dispute resolution, such as mediation.
  12. Negotiating and drafting settlement and co-existence agreements.

Why choose Foot Anstey?

Our team is one of the most experienced teams in the UK, with some of our lawyers being recognised as leaders in the field. We regularly assist clients with disputes relating to patents, trade marks, copyright, designs, confidential information, and licensing and franchising agreements in the UK and overseas by working closely with our carefully selected partner firms. Such clients include start ups, small to medium sized enterprises, and large national and international clients. We work with clients across all sectors including, but not limited to, retail and consumer, financial services and energy. We routinely act for both claimants and defendants, providing us with a unique insight into both angles, allowing us to provide practical advice to our clients and help them resolve conflicts.

Whilst most disputes are resolved before formal proceedings are commenced, the team has significant experience litigating disputes in the various IP specialised courts in the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court and High Court, with some team members having represented clients in the Court of Appeal and the Court of Justice of the EU.

Our specialist trade mark lawyers are located across the UK in our many offices including in Bristol, Exeter, London, Plymouth, Manchester and Southampton.

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