intellectual property

Dion conducted the mediation excellently and got us a very favourable resolution.

G S Flooring Ltd

“Dion just to thank you for the work you completed for us. These cases were dealt with efficiently reaching satisfactory conclusions swiftly. We will certainly use your services again for similar matters.”

Foremost Golf Ltd

Intellectual Property

To many companies their Intellectual Property (IP) will be their most valuable asset. This IP comes in many forms including a companies brand, domain name, logo, client database and so on. These assets are key to a businesses plan for growth and prosperity.

Our dynamic Intellectual Property team like to think outside the box and pro-actively and artistically advise clients on ways in which they can gain maximum exposure for their brand.

We regularly use alternative dispute resolution  to resolve disputes quickly and cost effectively as this is often far more in the client’s interests rather than protracted litigation.

Patents

Many businesses and inventors will want to protect their products, allowing them exclusive rights over the use of their inventions. Our team can advise you on the best option for you, whether that is to patent your invention or protect it by keeping it a ‘trade secret’.

If you need advice on whether you can patent your innovations, or just want to know what the best way is for you to protect your ideas, our team are on hand to help. Our dynamic team can provide you with straight forward, cost effective advice that can help you to maximise your product’s potential.

Trademarks and Passing Off

Catchy names, slogans and logos are required in order to successfully promote a product. If you wish to trademark your brand names and logos, our experienced team are on hand to provide you with pragmatic advice. We can advise you on any pre-existing trademarks that may impact your ability to trademark your band name.

We can also advise you if you believe someone else is infringing a trademark you already have. Our strength lies in our depth of knowledge and ability to think outside the box to ensure that you are provided with the best solution to suit you.

Copyright

If you have spent time, skill and labour in creating a piece of work, copyrights aim to prevent others from copying your work. Copyrights automatically arise on formation if your work is original. We can advise you on whether your work qualifies to be copyrighted and whether the author of the work qualifies for protection.

Our team can provide you with practical advice on your rights, should you feel that your rights have been infringed. We work with you to get to the root of any issues you may have, in order to advise you effectively.

Confidentiality and Trade Secrets

A duty of confidentiality will not extend to information that is already in the public domain. However, if confidential information or trade secrets have been disclosed, this will amount to a breach. Our Intellectual Property team can assist you to find the best course of action to pursue such a breach.

We can assist you in managing risks and any damage caused by disclosure of confidential information and trade secrets, using our business instinct and creative approach.

 Our Expertise Includes

  • Confidentiality agreements
  • Trademark applications
  • Trademark infringement and Passing off
  • Copyright infringement
  • Patents
  • Buying and selling intellectual property rights
  • Litigation and enforcement
  • Trade secrets

We regularly use alternative dispute resolution  to resolve disputes quickly and cost effectively as this is often far more in the client’s interests rather than protracted litigation.

Some of our clients include:

  • Eden Farm Ltd

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