What we do: Design rights advice
Our specialist solicitors and EU Design Attorneys provide a full service on design right strategy, registration and enforcement, all within the overall context of your IP strategy.
We will support you to proactively manage your IP portfolio in order to limit and mitigate risk.
We will act swiftly and decisively to prevent unlawful exploitation by issuing cease and desist letters, applying for injunctions and advising in respect of design disputes, as appropriate.
Our design right experts are experienced in drafting clear and effective legal documents relating to ownership and licensing of design rights.
By ensuring that you have first class support in place in relation to IP portfolio management, you will add long-term value to your business in the context of any prospective investment or sale.
Who we help: A wide range of innovative UK-based businesses
We support UK-based businesses in creative industries such as media and entertainment, fashion, design and manufacturing and emerging technologies. We advise a wide range of clients from innovative industries, including market-disruptive companies ranging from university spinouts and start-ups to SMEs and large multi-nationals.
Why choose Harper James Solicitors? Our design rights experience
We are experienced in identifying, protecting, exploiting and policing clients’ rights under extensive intellectual property portfolios, including in respect of design rights. We can assist you with identifying qualifying designs and advise on the best form of protection,
Our experts have all been recruited from top 100 UK law firms or from large international businesses and have advised clients both as external advisors and as in-house IP/brand management counsel. We are skilled in advising on this complex area of law in a succinct, straightforward and commercial way. Each of our design rights solicitors has more than 13 years’ post-qualification experience. Find out more about the team here:
Intellectual Property Partner
Having previously worked at top 50 firm, Walker Morris, Lindsay specialises in IP strategy, dispute resolution and IP exploitation.View profile
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
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.
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.
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.
It was difficult to find suitable support for my IP problem and such a relief to find Harper James Solicitors. Lindsay was fantastic at guiding me through the process and I couldn’t have been happier with the result.