We advise businesses of all sizes, from major media content providers to creative professionals, on a wide range of intellectual property issues.

We can provide advice on:

  • securing and enforcing copyright and general rights issues
  • registration, enforcement and licensing of trade marks
  • protecting your brand generally
  • domain name registrations, disputes, sales and licensing
  • protecting confidential information, know how and trade secrets
  • the acquisition and sale of intellectual property assets
  • bringing or defending court proceedings for breach of intellectual property (see our intellectual property disputes page for more information)
  • data protection and freedom of information
  • protecting, enforcing and exploiting intellectual property, including trade mark registration and licensing, protecting confidential information and know-how, and the buying, selling and exploitation of intellectual property assets

Our team

  • We are a broad-based intellectual property team drawing on the expertise of several specialist departments including our charity and social business team who advise on the particular IP issues faced by charities
  • Our approach is realistic and commercially-aware

Charges are usually based on our hourly rates plus administrative charges and disbursements. We will provide you with an initial estimate of your likely legal costs and will update this as your requirements or the circumstances of the work change.

We may also be able to offer fixed priced options for clients depending on their budget and the size, type and complexity of the work involved.

We would be pleased to discuss your requirements free of charge and tailor a costs proposal accordingly.

Intellectual Property Office

We are the official government body responsible for Intellectual Property (IP) rights in the United Kingdom. These rights include Patents, Designs, Trade marks and Copyright.

We are an Executive Agency of the Department for Business Innovation and Skills (BIS) . As part of the BIS, we are responsible for the role of IP rights in supporting innovation.

www.ipo.gov.uk

Office for the Harmonisation of the Internal Market

OHIM is the European Union agency responsible for registering trade marks and designs that are valid in all 27 countries of the EU.

www.ohim.eu