Non-material assets, such as brand names and logos, technological innovations, trade secrets, internet domain names, designs and the get-up of products, are becoming increasingly valuable for many companies and organisations.
Our work covers a wide range of industry sectors and client profiles, from award-winning up-and-coming young designers, over multi-national companies and fashion houses, to world-leading academic institutions.
Our wide range of transactional services are designed to help companies foster innovation through the creation, protection, commercialisation and management of their intellectual property and related rights:
- Brand development, protection and rights management
- Trade mark and design right clearance for registration and use
- Licensing and commercial agreements
- Acquisition and disposal of IP portfolios
- Sponsorship, merchandising and product endorsement
- Advertising standards
- Database rights and data protection
In addition, we offer a world-wide trade mark and design right filing and watch service, as well as a domain name registration service in conjunction with our network of trusted trade mark attorneys and domain name registrars.
At the same time, product piracy and the counterfeiting of products ranging from luxury goods to foodstuffs and medicines damage economies, undermine the reputation of companies, support organised crime, and can put consumers at risk.
Intellectual property law seeks to protect this intellectual capital and to ensure that rights holders are able to make the reasonable return on their investment which they require to foster creativity and to sustain continued investment in innovation.