The rights that protect our clients’ innovations, creativity and brands are often their key assets and critical to retaining their competitive edge. They trust us to help them identify, protect and exploit these rights in an increasingly complex and challenging environment. At Browne Jacobson, we make the complex simple and focus on providing pragmatic advice that gets straight to the solution.
Our award-winning team of IP specialists across the UK and Ireland advise on the full range of rights from patents, confidential information and designs to trade marks and copyright. Our team is ranked by World Trademark Review, Managing Intellectual Property and IAM Patent 1000, Chambers and Legal 500.
We regularly negotiate high-value R&D agreements and complex licensing agreements and are known for taking on high stakes IP disputes for major corporates on a national and international scale.
Most IP rights are territorial in nature, and we’re well equipped to handle the international aspects of portfolio management, exploitation and enforcement. We can quickly and cost effectively instruct and co-ordinate foreign lawyers and IP attorneys through our close global relationships with patent and trade mark attorneys, and through Pangea Net, a non-exclusive, international network of independent law firms.
Successfully enforcing the patents of global bulk material handler, A Ward Limited, through the UK Intellectual Property Enterprise Court, deploying the then newly created UK doctrine of equivalents.
Advised the provider of a cloud-based customer intelligence platform in respect of a patent infringement and validity and breach of confidence dispute in which our client was the claimant. This involved a large number of complex issues surrounding infringement, validity, patentable subject matter and amendment of a software patent. A corresponding European Patent was being opposed in the EPO at the same time.
Assisted Match and Tinder to win at trial in their trade mark infringement proceedings against Muzmatch.
Successfully defended Wolverhampton FC at trial in a High Court infringement claim concerning its iconic and longstanding wolf head logo.
"Browne Jacobson always goes the extra mile. It is practical, pragmatic, commercial and realistic in its support – whether it is a small query or a substantive matter, its work is always of the highest standard."
"The outfit tackles contentious and transactional mandates with equal aplomb, priding itself on its ability to manage cases in any technological area – software, the automotive field, sportswear and 3D printing all count among the industries it has worked within lately."
In the ongoing complex litigation between Optis Cellular Technology LLC and Apple Inc., the Court of Appeal ( EWCA Civ 1411) has upheld the High Court’s findings that implementers of standard-essential patents (SEPs) cannot refuse to accept a FRAND license and continue activities in the meantime which constitute infringement: that party must commit to accept a court-determined license if it wishes to avoid an injunction.
A deepfake of Bruce Willis is advertising Russian mobile phones. Many great artistic and metaphysical questions are raised by this performance. However, this article is going to look at the intellectual property law implications, from a UK perspective.
Browne Jacobson’s national IP lawyers are celebrating after being ranked in the 2022 World Trademark Review (WTR) 1000 - the independent guide which recognises leading trade mark experts across key jurisdictions around the globe.
In Nissan v Passi, the High Court recently considered the issue of an employee retaining confidential documents belonging to his former employer in the context of the employer’s application for an injunction seeking the return of such documents from the employee.
In July this year, four years to the month after its introduction into UK law in the Supreme Court’s seminal judgment in Actavis v Eli Lilly, the court handed down its latest decision applying the ‘doctrine of equivalents’.
The Court of Appeal has held that an AI machine cannot be named as the ‘inventor’ of a patent, because it is not a ‘natural person’, and is therefore also incapable of transferring the right in that patent to a person.
Browne Jacobson’s national IP team is celebrating after again securing Tier 1 rankings in the East and West Midlands region and maintaining its Tier 3 status in London in the latest edition of Legal 500.
Reaction: Intellectual Property Enterprise Court judgment finds patent infringement based solely on equivalents
The adoption of smart technology solutions by the health and care sector has exploded in 2020. The pandemic has driven the sector to increase its use of smart phone technology solutions (“Apps”), an example of which is conducting video consultations and assessments.
Covid-19 and the challenges associated with it grind on into a second wave. Not only that but there’s the prospect of Brexit and a looming recession ahead. It would be entirely forgivable not to be on top of the law right now. Watch our on-demand video, where we have discussed Brexit and intellectual property and consumer and commercial law changes.
We can how help you understand the potential issues that any changes will have on your business.
Lord Justice Arnold has applied the guidance of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) to the evidence before him, in the long standing trade mark dispute between Sky and Skykick.
At a time when Amazon is fielding large spikes in demand amidst the coronavirus pandemic, the online retail platform will welcome the ruling of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) received on 2 April 2020.
Our expert panel, comprised of IP and corporate law specialists, will be discussing IP commercialisation strategies, their benefits and pitfalls, drawing on experience across the private, public and higher education sectors.
Parallel importers seek to exploit price differentials for goods sold in different countries. The EU principle of exhaustion of rights prevents businesses from enforcing their IP rights to restrict this secondary trade within the EU if the goods were first marketed in the EU with their consent, other than in limited circumstances.
The sole result for a search on Westlaw for the phrase “utterly horrified” is an interesting decision from Mr Justice Arnold on June 12 2019 about evidence in passing off proceedings.
After much speculation about what the first fines issued by the Information Commissioners Office might be we have seen two significant statements of intention to fine in the same month
Innovation and creativity is driven by your people. How do you as a business encourage innovation, capture the relevant IP assets and reward your innovators?
Browne Jacobson’s intellectual property practice has again been ranked in one of the world's leading guides to intellectual property (IP) firms and practitioners.
The Hiscox Cyber Readiness report, a review of 3300 organisations, will be a stark warning for CEO’s of SME’s in the UK and in Europe.
Browne Jacobson is delighted to have assisted Wolverhampton Wanders Football Club to successfully defend a copyright infringement claim made against it which relates to the club’s iconic wolf head design. The club has used this design as an element of its badge since 1979.
As private businesses, public bodies and universities alike strive to gain a competitive advantage, each increasingly look to each other to develop next generation products and services.
In this webinar recording, our experts Mark Daniels and Helen Simm provide you with the key information you need to identify issues relating to the disclosing of documents relevant to litigation, which may have to be disclosed if they are not privileged.
Two of Browne Jacobson’s intellectual property associates Nick Smee and Giles Parsons have been named ‘Rising Stars’ by leading IP publication Managing Intellectual Property.