Copyright and Design rights both seek to protect creative work. We have a comprehensive understanding of not only copyright and design law, but the interconnected commercial issues between them. Having worked with a wide variety of technology and media companies, we have practical experience in advising our clients on both copyright and design rights, including how each fits into a client’s wider intellectual property strategy.
- Creating a plan for a client’s intellectual property strategy, including securing protection and ownership.
- Arranging EU and UK design registrations.
- Intellectual property licensing.
- Business intellectual property audit.
- Management and transfer of intellectual property ownership.
- Defending the infringement of copyright and design rights.
- We advised an international technology client in a case involving complications arising after its acquisition of software assets. This involved pursuing a US competitor, who had engaged our client’s ex-consultant and reproduced and adapted or client’s software. We defended cross-copyright and database infringement allegations and prepared relevant commercial IP agreements, which secures our client’s ultimate commercial objective, whilst working closely with US attorneys.
- We have advised clients from a wide range of industries on the protection available for their products. This includes software, technology, furniture and consumer products.
- We have assisted clients to put in place systems and policies that safeguard ownership and development records.
- We have arranged design registrations in the UK and EU for clients in a broad range of sectors.
- We have defended design rights infringement allegations in relation to flooring products.
- Registrability advice and devising registration strategies.
- Trade mark portfolio management and renewals.
- Opposition and cancellation actions.
- Issuing and defending trade mark infringement actions.
- Watching services.
- Co-existence and Settlement Agreements
- Setting up, growing and managing the global trade mark portfolio of many clients across a diverse range of sectors.
- Preparing brand licensing and merchandise agreements relating to well-known Hollywood animated characters and designer eye-wear.
- Advising a range of clients across diverse fields including in the energy, business consultancy, e-platform and clinical research sectors in defending against third-party threats of opposition/infringement and negotiating settlement agreements that protect their interests.
- R&D and collaboration.
- Technology transfer and licensing.
- Patent and know-how infringement, enforcement and defence.
- IP audits.
- Strategic IP advice, patentability.
- Infringement and validity opinions.
- Patentability advice for a wide range of clients from start-ups to mature business and from electrical equipment to medical devices and block-chain-enabled technologies.
- Patent cross-licence and supply agreements involving international banks relating to security features for use in bank notes across the EU.
- Defending patent infringement allegations relating to vehicle hire schemes and food technology, including negotiating complex settlement agreements.
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