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Intellectual Property


In today’s knowledge economy, a large part of the value of your business is based on intangible assets and goodwill. Your intellectual property plays a key role in obtaining a competitive advantage. A cohesive IP strategy, including both commercialisation and enforcement, will ensure you get maximum value from your portfolio. With 150 specialist lawyers in over 30 countries, we understand your business needs and have worked with some of the best-known brands, from banks to tech and media companies, pharmaceuticals and FMCG companies. This industry-specific approach can help you realise your commercial goals.

The right brands will win the hearts and minds of your customers. The right patents will prevent others exploiting your ideas or provide a substantial barrier to market access. Copyright, know-how and designs also play a vital role. Legal discussions might arise concerning trade names, advertisements, slavish imitation and unauthorized publications.

We focus on key sectors relevant to you such as lifesciences, automotive, machinery, manufacturing, consumer products, financial services and TMC. This means you get in-depth industry knowledge as well as legal expertise for the protection of your IP. If you are involved in a dispute - concerning infringement of a copyright for example - we can guide you through the litigation process.

Significant clients: UEFA, Pioneer, Syngenta, Diageo, Ogilvy.

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Its performance was smashing. It's up to date, supportive, gives good advice, and has quick response times. You really feel that the lawyers are experts in the field.

Chambers Europe, 2016

Communication with the firm is excellent. The lawyers don't just tell me what I cannot do but instead they bring solutions and are proactive rather than just reactive.

Chambers Global, 2016

Clients appreciate the firm's understanding of their priorities: "I think they understand the legal needs of the business and appreciate our goals and interests, being cost efficient in handling and attempting to resolve legal conflicts."

Chambers Europe, 2017

The lawyers have a huge amount of knowledge about IP rights. Everything is co-ordinated very well and the firm gives me a lot of support.

Chambers Global, 2016

The firm has the depth and breadth of legal expertise and commercial impact to ensure issues are addressed at the right time, in the right place and in the right way.

Chambers Europe, 2016

What the team is known for Attracts attention for active trade mark and anti-counterfeiting teams spread across Europe. UK, Dutch and Belgian offices in particular have recent experience in novel patent, trade mark and copyright litigation matters.

Chambers Global, 2016
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