What we do: Intellectual property legal advice
Our specialist intellectual property solicitors understand that your business depends on the successful exploitation of your technical and creative work.
We offer cost-effective and expert legal advice to help protect your patents, trade marks, domain names, designs and other intellectual property. Our intellectual property legal services fall into several main areas: click on the lefthand menu to explore our various IP services or use the links below:
- Intellectual property strategy – our comprehensive audit and strategy service, where we’ll review your existing portfolio, advise on any protection you may need and make sure your designs are protected in the UK and overseas. We’ll consider the full range of agreements you may need to meet your business objectives and make sure they’re protected both in the UK and overseas.
- Intellectual property disputes – expert advice if you’re facing an intellectual property dispute regarding one of your products or services. If you have to go to court, we make full use of the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court (IPEC) and its cost-effective and streamlined procedure.
- Patent protection and management – advice on applying for patents and protecting and managing your existing patents.
- Utility model patents – learn how we can help you with utility models or ‘petty patents’ to protect your products without the cost associated with patent applications.
Our intellectual property solicitors can negotiate and draft the full range of intellectual property agreements and documents, including:
Who we help: IP advice for small businesses, SMEs, start-ups, spin-outs and large companies
Whether you’re at the beginning of your IP journey or you already have a considerable IP portfolio, our IP experts can provide a tailored solution. We act for clients in various sectors, including:
- Information Technology
- Life sciences
Why choose our intellectual property solicitors? Our solicitors’ IP experience
As in-house lawyers, we’ve guided numerous SME tech companies from start-up through to exit. As High Court litigators for top 50 private practices, our lawyers also have real world experience of taking patent and trade mark cases through to the High Court and the Court of Appeal.
Our understanding of the investment and the venture capital sector is also second-to-none, so we make sure our advice fits with your long-term strategic objectives.
We’ll gladly work alongside your existing patent and trade mark attorneys, or adopt a one-stop shop approach if you prefer.
IP & Commercial Technology Partner
Before joining us Rob worked for Santander bank as an IP/brand management lawyer and also at Shakespeare Martineau.View profile
Intellectual Property Solicitor
Amanda joined the firm in 2016 and has over ten years of experience in providing commercial and intellectual property services for clients.View profile
Intellectual Property Partner
Having previously worked at top 50 firm, Walker Morris, Lindsay specialises in IP strategy, dispute resolution and IP exploitation.View profile
Our three transparent pricing packages are designed to give you the widest possible access to high-quality legal advice, whatever the size and nature of your business:
Straightforward access to senior solicitors at a competitive rate.
An affordable solution for businesses needing one-off legal support. Receive ‘City’ partner-level expertise at a fraction of ‘City’ prices.
Have legal peace of mind for £189 per month with additional support from £99 per hour.
A monthly subscription legal support package specifically designed for start-ups and smaller businesses.
For businesses requiring 60+ hours of support a year, with prices equivalent to £99 per hour.
Fully account managed quarterly subscription service for businesses with more complex legal needs.
What our clients say
We pride ourselves on delivering an excellent service for clients, but don’t just take our word for it.
Choosing Harper James was one of the best choices we made as a start-up. The firm has provided invaluable advice and insight throughout the early stages of our business.
My colleagues and I have found them to be adept at dealing with the variety of challenges facing early stage companies. They are a trusted source for sound, sensible advice and practical deal management.
Harper James have become a vital part of our business. We get quality advice from experienced solicitors at prices that other firms do not appear to be able to match.