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intellectual property


Intellectual property rights are key assets of many retail businesses. In order to maximise their value, it is vital to ensure that they are identified, protected and effectively managed. Cited by Chambers & Partners as
“a worthy alternative to a big City law firm”, our IP team offers tailored, commercial advice on the whole range of IP issues, from technology transfers to complex patent litigation.

  • Specialist IP team – one of the largest outside of London, with a significant number of our team having worked in house at, or been on secondment to, major retailers.
  • Established international network – associates and close relationships with patent and trade mark attorneys, in house lawyers and marketing specialists.
  • Protecting IP – helping you to protect your IP rights through registration, proper management and confidentiality.
  • IP audits and strategy – helping you to understand IP, its relevance and value and, how to manage it effectively.
  • IP exploitation arrangements – including IP licences, franchises, sponsorship and merchandising agreements and assignments.
  • Dispute resolution – in the High Court, Patents County Court, UK and European Intellectual Property Offices, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers and Nominet.

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Declan Cushley

Partner and Head of IP and Commercial Group

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