Brands & Intellectual Property
Maximising brand power forms the heart of commercial strategy for businesses in nearly every industry, whether major names or start-ups with big ambitions.
There have never been so many opportunities to seize, or threats to avoid, whether that’s protecting your brand from unauthorised use by your competitors, developing online content deals, negotiating TV format rights, or clamping down on counterfeiting or cybersquatting activities.
We help clients ensure that their brand is actively managed and defended, from the inception of an idea through value analysis, global IP protection and exploitation, concept roll-out, commercialisation, dealing with disputes and beyond.
Consistently ranked as a top-tier law firm for our brands and IP work, we have a long track-record helping some of the world’s biggest blue chips and SMEs build up their brand presence in their marketplace and make best use of their IP assets.
Our clients value the strength of our large, specialist team, as well as the depth of our sector insight in areas such as advertising & marketing, media & entertainment, retail, technology, sports, manufacturing and professional services.
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Brands & IP seminar: Stopping the Copycats15 November 2018
Lewis Silkin invites you to the last event in our 2018 Brands & IP seminar series.
Brands & IP seminar: Pitch Perfect02 October 2018
Lewis Silkin invites you to the third event in our 2018 Brands & IP seminar series.
Can we remove “limited” from the end of our company name?30 July 2018
In certain circumstances a private limited company can apply to Companies House to be registered with a name that does not have “limited” (or the Welsh equivalent) at the end. This article summarises the circumstances of this exemption.
Paul Hegedus comments for IP Magazine: KitKat’s 3D mark appeal breaks down at CJEU27 July 2018
Paul Hegedus comments in an article for IP Magazine, which discusses the Court of Justice of the European Union ruling that the European Union Intellectual Property Office must reconsider whether Nestlé’s KitKat three-dimensional shape can be retained as an EU trademark.
Brands & IP seminar: IP for startups21 June 2018
Lewis Silkin invites you to the second event in our 2018 Brands & IP seminar series.
Hackers, Judges and Spartacus: Containing a Data Breach with the Court’s Help18 June 2018
Fear of publicity shouldn’t put off organisations from asking the court for help when they’ve been hacked, had data stolen, and are then blackmailed. There’s a range of orders which the English courts are willing to make against anonymous hackers and which, even if those orders are ignored, can be useful when it comes to containing a confidentiality breach – including when it comes to getting stolen data removed from other hosts/publishers, both in England and abroad.
Alex Kelham writes for Sportcal: Top five brand issues at Fifa World Cup15 June 2018
With the Fifa World Cup now under way, Alex Kelham provides advice on the top five issues facing brands over the month to come, in an article for Sportcal.