Intellectual Property Exploitation
Having the right deal structure and contracts in place to maximise the value of intellectual property rights is critical to the success of creative, innovative and brand focussed businesses.
We have a large specialist team who are experts in dealing with the full spectrum of contracts dealing with intellectual property rights, and who are consistently highly ranked in the legal directories for their work. Our lawyers are deeply immersed in the specialist sectors in which intellectual property rights are conceived, created, sold and exploited, including advertising & marketing, media & entertainment, retail, technology, sport and manufacturing.
Whether you are producing a film, sponsoring a live music event, commissioning a theatrical stage production, using a celebrity to appear in your advertising, licensing a piece of music for use on your website or looking at any other deal which relies on buying, selling, licensing or protecting intellectual property in any way…. We have the expertise and knowledge to help you.
Creating tangible value from an intangible business asset – how IP strategy is climbing the boardroom agenda30 January 2020
Intellectual property is climbing the boardroom agenda as C-suite leaders realise it is no longer simply an asset to register and protect against infringement, it's something that adds genuine and tangible value to their business.
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.
Professional Representation before the EUIPO in a Post-Brexit World30 October 2018
Whilst the status of, and procedures affecting, EUTMs and other EU IP rights in a post-Brexit world are a concern for brand-owners, UK trade mark professionals face an additional headache in that there is a significant risk that their ability to represent clients before the EUIPO may shortly be lost. This is an important issue, as acting on matters before the EUIPO will account for over half of trade mark and design related revenue for many firms.
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.
Brands and IP newsnotes - issue 613 October 2017
Welcome to the 6th edition of our Brands & IP newsnotes put together to bring you the latest, and most interesting legal developments affecting intellectual property law. In this issue we cover; battlegrounds on Amazon listings, whether prestigious brands can prevent their resellers from selling online, the EU's position paper on IP rights, an quick guide on rights for designs, and trade mark infringements.
Brands and IP newsnotes - issue 527 June 2017
Welcome to the 5th edition of our Brands & IP newsnotes put together to bring you the latest, and most interesting legal developments affecting intellectual property law. In this issue we cover; the potential pitfalls of social media, design by artificial intelligence, interesting trade mark applications and cases, an update on the UPC, and the importance of protecting trade secrets.
Clash of the Titans: Google v Uber (Brands & IP Newsnotes - issue 5)23 June 2017
In February, Waymo, part of Google’s parent company, sued Uber for theft of confidential information. Allegedly, a former employee of Waymo, who had been a key part of Google’s driverless car initiative, took 14,000 files and then shortly jumped ship to start up his own autonomous vehicle company. A short time later, Uber acquired the start-up for $680 million.