IP and brands

Our intellectual property (IP) and brands practice provides domestic and international clients with the expertise to acquire, protect, exploit and commercialise the full spectrum of IP rights.

We represent a broad range of IP and brand owning clients from many different industries including advertising, brewing, energy, food and drink, IT, media, publishing, retailing and sports. As part of this our specialists are regularly called upon to advise with respect to some of the most well-known brands in the world. 

In support of our practice we have long-established relationships with leading members of the specialist IP bar, as well as both patent agents and trade mark agents, with whom we collaborate with respect to IP applications and ongoing enforcement work. 

Our multi-disciplinary expertise includes: 

  • devising brand protection strategies, and advising on how to protect names (and domain names), logos, inventions, concepts and other creative works;
  • acquiring and reorganising IP portfolios; and
  • licensing, assigning and franchising IP rights, as well as preparing sourcing, manufacturing and distribution agreements.

Our expertise also extends to corporate transactional work, where we regularly advise on deals that have significant and often complex IP issues.

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"Client say: 'They know their IP law inside out and are very pleasant to work with' and they are 'Very down-to-earth and commercial in their advice'."

Chambers UK 2016

"'They always provide prompt service, attention to detail and smiling faces'."

Chambers UK 2015

"'I've been very happy with them - the work is of very high quality and was thought through very well'."

Chambers UK 2015