A market leading practice for the global intellectual property community
We provide advice across all aspects of the IP life cycle from brand creation and protection, to licensing and commercialisation and enforcement.
Intellectual property (IP) is often the most important asset that a business owns. The protection of intellectual property rights not only provides a solid foundation for a company's future development, but is also an effective defence against increasing competition in both local and international markets.
Our specialist IP team advises on the full range of contentious and non-contentious IP related matters, assisting clients with the protection, enforcement and exploitation of patents, trademarks, copyright, designs, know-how and trade secrets in the Middle East, the UK and around the world.
Our IP clients operate in a wide range of industries, and our ability to work alongside specialist Clyde & Co teams, with industry specific expertise, can be critical when working to achieve clients' goals.
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.
Our lawyers handle advice on copyright and design matters in a variety of industries. We advise on issues relating to the ownership, subsistence or validity, exploitation and infringement of copyright and designs, including in relation to cross-jurisdictional issues.
We provide clients with practical day-to-day advice to ensure their ownership of copyright and unregistered designs in the works and materials created by their employees or sub-contractors, and the licensing, assignment and exploitation of rights in an array of industry sectors across the media, telecommunications, hospitality, transport, oil and gas and FMCG sectors.
We also have extensive experience of advising on infringement and - in the case of registered designs - the validity and revocation of rights.