Advice throughout the intellectual property lifecycle
Our intellectual property function is truly international, and we work with clients wherever they seek to do business. We have leading teams based in the UK, Middle East and Asia-Pacific, and coordinate with external firms in other jurisdictions to ensure seamless coverage.
We advise on global brand protection strategies and assist with the enforcement of trademarks, preferably without resort to court proceedings but through litigation if required.
Our commercial acumen enables us to advise on the commercialisation of intellectual property through licensing and franchising, royalty agreements, white-labelling, and research and development. We also provide guidance on personality rights and on content creation, distribution and acquisition.
We advise on issues relating to the ownership, exploitation and infringement of copyright and designs, with awareness of cross-jurisdictional issues. Our team has expertise in helping clients apply for and implement patents and protect their trade secrets.