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.