Intellectual Property Disputes & Brand Protection
Your brand is key to your business’ success and often your most valuable asset. We can help you to protect your brand and enforce your IP rights, both in and out of court.
What we do
We provide a holistic intellectual property and brand protection service, covering IP rights protection, commercial exploitation, management and enforcement for all your Trade marks, Patents, Copyright, Design rights and Domain names.
If you suspect a competitor is infringing your intellectual property rights, we will guide you through the most effective options for defending your brand. This could include resolving issues at an early stage with Cease & Desist Letters or pre-action Letters of Claim and using mediation to resolve the problem.
If it has not been possible to reach an early resolution or if decisive action needs to be taken from the outset, we can advise you upon applying for an urgent injunction (including Search Orders, Disclosure Orders and Freezing Orders), and bringing or defending Court proceedings. We are also experienced in handling specialised IPR procedures, such as the Intellectual Property Office’s dispute resolution process, Nominet’s domain name Dispute Resolution Service and ICANN’s Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy.
We can work with you to develop tailored IPR enforcement strategies to police your brand, which will be particularly useful if your business frequently experiences IPR infringement issues.
Who we do it for
We represent several well-known national and international brand owners operating in a variety of sectors, including IT, electronics, luxury goods, manufacturing, vehicle distribution, and pharmaceutical/healthcare. Brand protection issues can affect every business in any sector, particularly if you have a unique product or service, or you have invested in building up your reputation within your specific industry. We will work with your senior management or in-house counsel to develop and implement strategies to protect your brand and deal with any IP infringement effectively.