As a business owner, your intellectual property (IP) is probably one of your most valuable business assets. However, you need to protect it at all costs, as it’s your IP that provides you with a competitive advantage over your competitors.
We speak with many business owners that have failed to protect their IP, and the consequences can be catastrophic..
We have extensive experience assisting businesses with a range of IP-related issues. We can help your company manage, monetise, and protect your IP from a knowledgeable and skilled standpoint.
Intellectual property (IP) is an umbrella term used to describe a range of rights that arise from certain types of information, ideas, and expressions. Specifically, IP can be seen in:
The Intellectual Property Office (IPO) is the UK governmental body responsible for overseeing and ensuring IP protection. It divides intellectual property rights into automatic and applied-for rights.
– First, your automatic rights to IP include Copyright & Unregistered UK design rights.
– Meanwhile, you need to apply to receive protection over your Trademarks, Designs & Patentable Products.
Navigating IP laws in relation to your business can be challenging. Thankfully, our intellectual property law team is here to help you understand your rights, and what you need to do to protect them. We regularly help clients with the following intellectual property queries:
Trademarks protect your company’s branding, such as your product name or logo. Once you receive this protection, you can take legal action against anyone who uses that branding without your permission. You can also sell, or licence your branding to third parties.
If you need help securing a registered trademark for your business, we can help.
In certain circumstances, your business will receive automatic copyright protection for work created.
These works could includes; Art, Films/Television, Music, Web content, Sound recordings, Software, Documents and drawings, Illustrations
If you need assistance understanding how to protect your work, we’re here to help.
Our legal team can help you resolve certain IP issues and disagreements quickly while maintaining your IP protection. We use a range of resolution processes to help our clients resolve their disputes out of court, and to secure favourable (and often profitable) terms.
Contact our team today on 0203 7292 388 to schedule a consultation to learn more about our IP law services.