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Whatever the nature of the goods or services offered by your business, they will inevitably involve the use and the generation of Intellectual Property (IP) rights. Some of these IP rights will be key assets of your business and should be properly protected and managed in order to maintain and maximise their value.
Our IP team helps clients across a diverse range of sectors to effectively manage their IP assets. We give straightforward commercial advice to meet the needs of our clients which is why we are chosen and trusted by global household names and luxury brands as well as startup businesses and individuals. Our practice spans the whole range of IP rights across both contentious and non-contentious matters, whether it be complex patent litigation, trade mark strategy and protection advice, advertising and marketing matters, copyright-related issues, IP licensing arrangements, R&D and collaboration agreements or design rights advice.
Our national specialist IP team attracts some of the best and most ambitious IP talent in the UK and is recognised by Chambers as “a worthy alternative to a big City law firm” and ranked in World Trademark Review and Managing Intellectual Property.
International work – well equipped to handle the international aspects of IP, we quickly and cost effectively instruct and co-ordinate advice through our close relationships with patent and trade mark attorneys, and through Pangea Net, a non-exclusive, international network of independent law firms.
Exploiting IP – advising on, and drafting and negotiating agreements for, all aspects of IP use and exploitation including confidentiality, R&D, collaboration, licensing, sponsorship, merchandising, partnership, joint venture, franchise and co-branding agreements, as well as advising on the transfer of IP assets.
Products - we offer innovative fixed priced IP related products such as our popular Marketing Compliance, IP Sentry (audit product) and anti-counterfeiting products.
Dispute resolution – helping you to enforce and defend your IP rights through a range of services including infringement proceedings and interim injunction proceedings, mediation and alternative dispute resolution and opinion work, as well as opposition, invalidity and revocation actions. We have regular exposure to the workings and processes of specialist and appellate courts – including the Court of Appeal, High Court, and Intellectual Property and Enterprise Court as well as experience with the UK and European Intellectual Property Offices, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers and Nominet.
Creating and protecting IP – helping you to protect your investment and to secure or maintain a competitive advantage by advising on the identification, capturing, clearance and protection of all forms of IP.
Full service expertise - advising on IP matters arising under other areas of law such as corporate due diligence, employment contracts, data protection, e-commerce and IT development and licence agreements.
Recent cases have examined in what circumstances the costs and damages caps in Intellectual Property Enterprise Court (IPEC) cease to be fully applied.
In this three minute video Kathleen Fox Murphy talks about the costs involved in UK patent litigation and how you can reduce these costs, looking particularly at the high court shorter trials scheme pilot and the IPEC.
In this video Giles Parsons looks at the case of Schenck Rotec v Universal Balancing Limited, focusing on the experimental use defence, why it is misunderstood, and other defences to patent infringement.
In this video Mark Daniels, Head of Patents, takes a look back on the year to highlight key themes relating to patents coming out of the courts.
I am impressed by them; they have many lawyers and are consistently impressive.
I always recommend them if asked for an opinion on the law firms that I use; they have helped me out a great deal on short notice this year.
The great service we've had to date. Quick responses from Declan, Tim, Michael Sadler and the team which make our lives easier as they understand the nature of our business.
At London Taxi Corporation we value our intellectual property highly. The team ensures that the management and enforcement of our rights is joined up and frankly easier to manage.
Our intellectual property lawyers provide invaluable support to a client base which includes global names, luxury brands, start ups and individuals.
Excellent service and I have already recommended to others.
Intellectual property is a central plank of Browne Jacobson’s full-service offering and the young, ambitious and dedicated team has been buzzing this past year.
They are absolutely excellent - they provide very pragmatic, commercial advice, not just straight law but in a commercial manner.
In a nutshell, I am extremely happy. They have expertise in every area we want.
They focus on an outcome which is in the best interests of the company.
They are efficient and knowledgeable.
Its brand capabilities are all-encompassing and the group has chalked up plenty of recent highlights across the contentious/non-contentious divide.
Advising a leading high street financial services client on the protection and maintenance of an existing name and device registration of a key brand, which our client wished to refresh following a change in circumstances.
Advising a global professional services provider on the redesign of its corporate branding to include a new logo and strapline. We helped our client to obtain the right trade mark protection, including helping them to instruct and to then manage their Swiss trade mark attorneys, who were appointed to manage the filing of the Swiss home applications to be used as the basis for their International applications.
Instructed by the London Taxi Company in a trade mark infringement and passing off action, we are seeking to enforce its 3D trademarks which represent the iconic shape of the famous London taxi in the High Court, regarded by our client to be a key asset of its business. We are working with our client to ensure this asset is properly protected.
We provide a fully outsourced solution to Mace, a global construction company, developing and implementing an extensive global brand protection programme, including; advising on brand protection strategy, instructing and co-ordinating the filing and prosecution of all trademark applications, reporting and advising on issues arising in respect of the various applications, negotiating coexistence arrangements and dealing with infringing third party use of identical or similar brands. We have also provided a 6 months full time secondment to strengthen our existing relationship.
Working in partnership with PZ Cussons Beauty LLP on a range of brands related matters including brand strategy advice, drafting sponsorship and celebrity endorsement arrangements, managing social media compliance, advising on advertising, pack and promotional copy as well as claims on a broad range of products including cosmetics, tanning products and haircare products.
This Intellectual Property Enterprise Court (IPEC) case involved a product known as the eXtreme locker: a locker used in schools.
This case involved an application for strike out of a groundless threats claim by Hardware Labs.
Advocate General Kolkott’s opinion on 2 December 2016 (EUIPO v Szajner - C-598/14 P) highlights the importance of keeping up with national case law when dealing with EU trade mark opposition or invalidity appeal proceedings.
Advocate General Kolkott’s opinion on 2 December 2016 highlights the importance of keeping up with national case law when dealing with EU trade mark opposition or invalidity appeal proceedings.
Intellectual property (IP) is an asset which can add significant value to your business.
Do you want to drive home a 'zero tolerance' message to counterfeiters in order to maintain the prestige of your brand?
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