Intellectual Property

Protect, exploit and defend your intellectual property with holistic legal advice tailored to your business goals.

We’ll help you identify the best way to protect and exploit your IP portfolio and shape the most profitable IP strategy for your business. Whatever stage you’re at – we’ll help commercialise your intellectual property so that you take full advantage of your most valuable business assets.

How we can help: Intellectual property legal advice for every stage of the IP lifecycle

Our intellectual property solicitors can support you with:

Intellectual property strategy: A comprehensive audit and strategy service.

We will not only assess your existing intellectual property assets and advise on any protection you may need, but also put your intellectual property to work. We’ll take a holistic approach, helping you identify a strategy that capitalises on your existing IP, assists you in meeting your commercial objectives, and supports international expansion.

Intellectual property disputes: Expert advice from experienced negotiators.

We’ll guide you to the right process, using methods of alternative dispute resolution to help you avoid costly disputes. When litigation has a place in that process, we’ll make full use of the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court (IPEC) and its cost-effective and streamlined procedure to get you the best possible outcome.

IP licensing: Licensing out or in, nationally and across borders to support new routes to market.

We’ll help you make efficient use of intellectual property licensing so that your IP assets become more profitable, and you can make the most of third-party innovations, drafting and negotiating IP agreements that help you reduce risk and expand into new territories.

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Intellectual Property Applications & Agreements: Correctly drafted, expertly negotiated, and efficiently renewed

Our intellectual property solicitors can negotiate, draft and manage the full range of intellectual property licences, agreements and documents required for effective IP exploitation.

Our intellectual property management expertise includes (but is not limited to):

Investing heavily in R&D? You need the right tools to protect your technological developments. Get legal advice from our patent prosecution experts who will advise you through each step of the process: application, examination, publication, opposition and registration of your patents.

Patent prosecution services

Get the legal knowledge required to avoid infringement and the means to protect your own copyright works. Our intellectual property specialists will also help you commercialise your work, using licensing or assignment of copyright to get more from your intellectual property.

Copyright services

We’ll identify trade mark opportunities that will help distinguish your business. Plus, we’ll manage registration, renewal, assignment processes, and make sure any opposition, trade mark disputes or infringements that arise are handled efficiently to protect your reputation.

Trade mark services

Your designs are in safe hands with our team of expert IP solicitors. By putting preventative measures in place, we can help stop the competition taking advantage and advise on any enforcement or opposition if required.

Design rights advice

When you need to protect an invention fast, we’ll help you explore the option of utility models to keep you ahead of the curve. With the right IP legal advice, you’ll be able to police your innovations and make sure they’re sufficiently safeguarded.

Utility models advice

Who we help: IP advice for small businesses, SMEs, start-ups, spin-outs and large companies

Whether you’re at the beginning of the IP lifecycle or you already have a considerable IP portfolio, our specialist intellectual property solicitors provide a tailored solution. We act for clients in various sectors, including:

  • Information Technology
  • Life sciences
  • Engineering
  • Healthcare
  • Telecommunications
  • E-commerce
  • Retail

Why choose our intellectual property solicitors? Our solicitors’ IP experience

We’ve guided numerous companies from start-up and scale-up through to exit, helping them create value through their innovations. Our understanding of the investment and the venture capital sector is also second-to-none. We make sure you get the best IP protection and management that fits with your long-term strategic objectives.

As High Court litigators for top 50 private practices, our lawyers have in-depth experience taking patent and trade mark cases through to the High Court and the Court of Appeal.

We’ll gladly work alongside your in-house counsel and current intellectual property solicitors or adopt a full-service approach if you prefer.

Pricing plans

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:

City

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.

Enterprise

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.

On-Demand

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.

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A national law firm

We mainly work remotely, so we can work with you wherever you are. But we can arrange face-to-face meeting at our offices or a location of your choosing.

Our commercial lawyers are based in or close to major cities across the UK, providing expert legal advice to clients both locally and nationally.

Floor 2, Cavendish House, 39-41 Waterloo Street, Birmingham, B2 5PP
Stirling House, Cambridge Innovation Park, Denny End Road, Waterbeach, Cambridge, CB25 9QE
10 Fitzroy Square, London, W1T 5HP
13th Floor, Piccadilly Plaza, Manchester, M1 4BT
Harwell Innovation Centre, 173 Curie Avenue, Harwell, Oxfordshire, OX11 0QG
2-5 Velocity Tower, 1 St Mary’s Square, Sheffield, S1 4LP

Our other locations

Immeuble Danica B, 21, avenue Georges Pompidou, Lyon Cedex 03, Lyon, 69486