Intellectual Property Portfolio Management
Most businesses hold an array of intellectual property rights such as trade marks, copyright works, designs, patents and domain names. However, far fewer actively manage these rights.
We conduct portfolio audits to help businesses identify their assets and then to manage them through use of our specialist IP asset management software. This ensures that all relevant deadlines such as renewal dates are not missed, disputes are tracked and that assignments, licences and coexistence agreements are linked to relevant rights. Clients appreciate the ability to give them online access to our software enabling them to check progress and print off reports from their own personal devices.
Our services include:
- specialist IP portfolio management software
- free IP data upload
- portfolio audits to identify gaps in IP coverage and potential cost savings due to redundant IP
- automated deadline reminders
- 24 hour client online access to their data
FYIP: Meet Will Bowes, General Counsel at Condé Nast21 June 2022
Each month we interview thought leaders in intellectual property, talking about how they were introduced to this area of law, their careers, the legal and commercial issues their industries face and what the future may hold.
Trade Mark Searches – important notes13 August 2019
Trade mark searches are conducted to assess the risk of infringing earlier third party rights through the use of the proposed mark. This guide includes definitions of the types of rights and searches, international searches and key limitations.
Steven Jennings comments for The Telegraph: Fraudsters try to cash in on the good name of British legal companies15 July 2019
Steven Jennings has commented in an article for The Telegraph that discusses how leading British law firms are being targeted by cyber criminals who set up fake email accounts and pose as top lawyers to try to con people and companies out of millions.
AdSlogans21 May 2019
‘Just Do it’; ‘Vorsprung durch Technik’;‘Every Little Helps’: Straplines and slogans constitute some of the most iconic branding created yet checking that a new line has not been previously used poses particular difficulties from a brand clearance perspective. AdSlogans is a long established and unique specialist search tool designed to meet this need.
European Union Trade Mark Opposition Procedure21 May 2019
The European Union trade mark (“EUTM”) opposition procedure is a process that enables third parties to prevent EUTM applications from achieving registration in certain circumstances.
New gTLD domain21 May 2019
In one of the most far reaching developments to effect the internet since its creation, in January 2012 ICANN will start the process of releasing potentially hundreds of top level domain names for use by brand owners or as generic references. This presents unparalleled opportunities and risks for all brand owners, and only the best prepared are likely to meet those challenges.
Trade Mark and Domain Name Watch Services21 May 2019
There is a temptation for trade mark owners to breathe a sigh of relief as they eventually file their trade mark applications. It is often the culmination of months of work searching for any prior rights and perhaps investigating, negotiating, cancelling or acquiring such rights. It is an end, but only to the beginning of a brand’s lifecycle. Once the application is filed, this is when the brand protection programme begins in earnest.