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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Ads & Brands Law Digest: April 201910 April 2019
Welcome to the April 2019 issue of our monthly Ads & Brands Law Digest, which I hope will be of interest and use to you. We have selected the legal and regulatory developments from the month that we think are most likely to be of interest, with a very brief summary and then a link to the original and official source or full text of the item.
Adam Glass comments for The Times: Fight the counterfeiters: how to protect intellectual property28 March 2019
Adam Glass has commented in an article for The Times which details the steps firms need to take around the world to protect their intellectual property.
Brand Academy 2019 Round Up – Protecting your IP: A pan-European Perspective13 March 2019
Last night I had the pleasure of attending Lewis Silkin’s flagship event, Brand Academy 2019. This year’s topic focused on Intellectual Property litigation from a pan-European perspective, and we were pleased to welcome four leading IP lawyers to participate in a panel discussion and cover essential topics such as jurisdiction selection, available relief, and many practical considerations.
Sinéad Mahon and Duncan Balloch write for The Trademark Lawyer: Cadbury purple trademark case18 February 2019
In an article for The Trademark Lawyer, Sinéad Mahon and Duncan Balloch discuss the latest decision by the Court of Appeal over a trademark dispute relating to the specific shade of purple used by Cadbury's chocolate packaging.
Sinéad Mahon comments for Intellectual Property Magazine: EUIPO makes mincemeat of McDonald’s ‘Big Mac’ TM22 January 2019
Sinéad Mahon has commented in an article for Intellectual Property Magazine which discusses McDonalds recently having its 'Big Mac' and 'Mc' trademarks revoked by the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO).
Twi-bel: High Court Holds Defendant Liable for Agent’s Defamatory Tweet11 January 2019
Just before Christmas, Mr Justice Nicklin gave us a present – his judgment in the case of Monir v Wood. The High Court found Mr Wood, the former Chairman of the UKIP Bristol branch, liable for the publication of a defamatory tweet posted by someone else on the branch’s twitter account.
Brands & IP seminar: Stopping the Copycats15 November 2018
Lewis Silkin invites you to the last event in our 2018 Brands & IP seminar series.