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Intellectual Property lawyers

In today’s knowledge economy, where often the most substantial value of a business is based on its intangible assets and goodwill, intellectual property plays a key role in obtaining a competitive advantage. The right brands will win the hearts and minds of consumers and customers. The right patents will prevent others exploiting your inventions, or provide a substantial barrier to market access. Copyright, confidentiality and rights in designs also have a vital role to play.

A cohesive IP strategy, including both commercialisation and enforcement, will ensure that maximum value is obtained from your IP portfolio. Our team understands your business needs and objectives and has worked with some of the world’s best known brands. Our clients include organisations from banks to technology companies, pharmaceuticals to FMCG, and we help them realise their commercial goals.

We advise on all aspects of commercial IP assets, including finding the best strategy for the creation, identification, registration and capture of assets, their realisation through commercial agreements and licensing, and their protection and enforcement through litigation and other dispute resolution.

I am very pleased with their work because they are able to provide timely, business-oriented advice, and have a good understanding of our business and the market in which we operate.
Chambers UK, 2016

Your IP strategy should support your commercial activities. We work with clients to complete strategic reviews of IP commercialisation. 

We also advise on IP enforcement at all levels of UK courts (civil and criminal), OHIM, the CJEU and beyond in multi-jurisdictional disputes. Costs can quickly escalate in litigation, so project management is key to our service, driving forward cases, narrowing issues, and managing other service providers.

 
Anna Brackenbury
Anna Brackenbury
Part­ner
United Kingdom, London
Anna has over 20 years' experience managing global trade mark portfolios and related, protection and enforcement. She has worked in many varied sectors including Consumer Products, Technology, Media and...
John Cloke
John Cloke
Part­ner
United Kingdom, London
John is a partner in the commercial media team with over 15 years’ experience, with a particular focus on transactions involving the exploitation of media and other commercial rights in sport. His clients...
Hannah Curtis
Hannah Curtis
Part­ner
United Kingdom, Bristol
Hannah Curtis is a partner in the Technology & Media Team and a member of the firm’s Life Sciences Sector Group. Hannah works across a number of sectors but has a particular focus on life sciences &...
Dominic Dryden
Dominic Dryden
Part­ner
United Kingdom, London
Dominic is an award-winning Technology and Sourcing lawyer.  He has deep expertise in the structuring and negotiating of complex commercial transactions, in particular, IT and business process outsourcings...
Jane Evenson
Jane Evenson
Part­ner
Patent Attorney
United Kingdom, London
Jane is a Partner, UK Chartered Patent Attorney and European Patent Attorney with over 20 years of experience working in the life sciences and chemistry field. She is mentioned as a key lawyer in the...
Rachel Free
Dr. Rachel Free
Part­ner
Patent Attorney
United Kingdom, London
Rachel is a UK and European patent attorney with an MSc in Artificial Intelligence and a DPhil in vision science. She helps clients protect their technology through patents in a wide variety of fields...
Louise Gellman
Louise Gellman
Part­ner
United Kingdom, London
Poland, Warsaw
Louise is a Partner in our Intellectual Property (IP) team. She handles a range of IP matters for her established corporate clients. She specialises in trade mark law, advising in relation to the protection...
Clive Gringras
Clive Gringras
Part­ner
Head of Technology, Media and Telecommunications
United Kingdom, London
Clive is an international-facing contentious and transactional technology lawyer working with Global 100 companies. Clive is trusted by these companies on high-stake matters ranging from first-of-a-kind...
Sarah Hanson
Sarah Hanson
Part­ner
Co-Chair Life Sciences & Healthcare Sector
United Kingdom, London
Sarah Hanson is a Partner in the technology team and is a representative on the management committee of the CMS Commercial Law Group as well as being an active member of the firm’s Technology, Media...
Carina Healy
Carina Healy
Part­ner
United Kingdom, Glasgow
Carina Healy is partner in our Technology team with over 20 years experience advising on commercial and IP related transactions. She specialises in lifesciences and acts for a range of biotech, speciality...