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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.

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Laurence Kalman
Laurence Kalman
Part­ner
United Kingdom, London
Laurence is a partner in the Commercial / Technology team.Laurence works on a wide range of commercial and technology-related transactions, including outsourcing deals, licensing / franchising arrangements...
Clive Gringras
Clive Gringras
Part­ner
Head of Technology, Media and Telecommunications
United Kingdom, London
Clive is an international-facing commercial and contentious technology lawyer working with Global 100 companies. Clive is trusted by these companies on high-stake matters ranging from first-of-a-kind...
Iain Stansfield
Iain Stansfield
Part­ner
Practice Group Leader, Technology, Media, Intellectual Property and Competition
United Kingdom, London
Iain Stansfield has over 20 years' experience providing strategic advice to clients involved in the development, protection and exploitation of intellectual property. This includes brands, content and...
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Helen Newman
Part­ner
United Kingdom, London
Helen is a partner in the Intellectual Property Team at CMS London.  Helen is well known for advising on all issues relating to brands. With experience of acting for high profile brands from FMCG to...
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Judith Aldersey - Williams
Part­ner
United Kingdom, Aberdeen
Judith Aldersey-Williams has over 25 years’ experience advising on competition and regulatory matters in the UK and now brings that experience to bear for her clients in the energy sector.Her current...
Charles Kerrigan
Charles Kerrigan
Part­ner
United Kingdom, London
Charles Kerrigan is a partner in the Banking & International Finance Team at CMS London.  Charles acts on finance and technology (fintech) transactions and projects. He acts for fintechs, funds, technology...
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...
Anna Brackenbury
Anna Brackenbury
Part­ner
United Kingdom, London
Poland, Warsaw
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...
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 &...
Jane Hollywood
Jane Hollywood
Part­ner
Patent Attorney
United Kingdom, London
Jane is a Partner, UK Chartered Patent Attorney and European Patent Attorney. She is a Life Science specialist working with companies to obtain patent protection and providing advice on all aspects of...