We work with clients globally across a range of IP issues, wherever they seek to do business. Clyde & Co has leading IP teams in the Middle East and the UK. We regularly coordinate with leading external firms in other jurisdictions as and when clients' international IP strategies require.

  • Trade Marks & Brands

  • Commercial IP

    Commercial IP

    Clyde & Co has a standalone regional IP practice that clients rate for its ‘knowledge of the nuances of negotiating an agreement in the Middle East
    Legal 500 EMEA, 2010
    Great value for money
    Legal 500 EMEA, 2010

    Our IP team has the knowledge and experience to be able to spot and guide clients through the numerous pitfalls of dealing with IP rights, providing them with commercially focused solutions.

    Our Commercial IP team advise on the global commercialisation of intellectual property, including:

    • Drafting and negotiating IP licences and assignments, royalty agreements, agency, distribution and franchising agreements, sponsorship agreements, white label agreements and research and development agreements.
    • Franchising and licensing agreements.
    • Competition law implications of IP related agreements.
    • Media: providing IP advice to television and radio broadcasters, Internet and mobile media businesses, publishers and advertisers, including in relation to the launch of new channels, intellectual property audits, advising on celebrity enforcement and "personality rights" and advice on content creation, distribution and acquisition.
    • Licensing of commercially valuable data.
    • Life sciences:  IP licensing, reach collaborations, joint ventures and non-disclosure agreements.
    • Technology transfer and know-how agreements.

    We work closely with the firm's corporate practice to advise on the IP aspects of M&A transactions, including verification and transmission of title, advising on warranties and reviewing sale documentation, preparing licence and assignment documents, attending to post-settlement transfer and registration issues.

    Contacts View all

    • Mark Williamson


    • Joycia Young


    • Ian Stewart


    • Nick Purnell


    • Elliot Papageorgiou


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  • Copyright & Design Rights

  • Patents & Trade Secrets

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  • ....renowned for guiding clients through the lifecycle of a mark, handling top-end prosecution mandates side by side with litigation
    WTR 1000, 2014
  • ...our first point of call for IP
    Chambers Global, 2014
  • ...a full-service offering that is unmatched in the region
    Chambers Global, 2012

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