Intellectual Property Disputes

Key facts: IP dispute resolution solicitors

  • Our intellectual property dispute resolution solicitors can help with infringements in all kinds of IP, from patents and trade marks to copyright and registered designs.
  • IP disputes often stem from unclear ownership issues and fragmented strategies, so it’s wise to ensure these are clarified and reviewed holistically at the earliest opportunity, to prevent further disputes arising.
  • IP infringement can take many forms – our IP dispute lawyers can help whether you’re claiming against an infringer or you’ve been accused of infringement.
  • Our IP solicitors specialise in resolving IP disputes out of court, using their experience of taking cases through the High Court and Court of Appeal.

What we do: IP dispute resolution solicitors

Your intellectual property is an important asset for your business and you should take the necessary steps to protect, enforce and uphold your rights.

Resolving Intellectual Property Disputes

Intellectual property disputes must be handled by a specialist intellectual property dispute lawyer supported by commercial litigation colleagues. This is because:

  1. IP dispute law is injunction-based law. A deep knowledge of the procedures and prospects for getting a final injunction is needed from the drafting of the first letter to the negotiaton of final settlement.
  2. IP disputes are handled in separate courts whose rules and expectations have little in common with those of other courts.
  3. IP disputes often involve associated contractual disputes and specialist applications requiring the input of commercial litigation colleagues into the team.

Our solicitors always aim to resolve intellectual property disputes quickly and cost-effectively for our clients, using methods of alternative dispute resolution where available to resolve issues out of court.

Our lawyers advise on all forms of dispute resolution, including:

  • Negotiated settlement without the issue of formal proceedings
  • Negotiated settlement after formal proceedings have started
  • Arbitration and mediation, including online domain name dispute resolution processes
  • Court proceedings

IP Dispute Litigation Solicitors

Our intellectual property solicitors have also represented clients at the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court (IPEC) in London to resolve IP disputes. We also have experience in managing IP disputes for clients in different jurisdictions around the world.

Free Legal Guides and IP FAQs in our Advice Centre

The Intellectual Property section of our Advice Centre houses a wealth of guides, advice and FAQs about IP, from general overviews to the specifics. Read some of our most popular IP advice content here:

Watch our video of Lindsay Gledhill sharing top tips on what to do if your business is accused of copyright infringement:

Who we help: Intellectual property dispute resolution for large companies, small businesses, start-ups and entrepreneurs

Our IP dispute solicitors can help you whether you’re defending your own IP from infringement, or whether you are being accused of infringement – whatever size or type of business you are.  We specialise in IP dispute resolution for niche technology companies, such as Aeristech.

For example, if you’re worried about infringement or want to check the competition either pre- or post-application for forms of IP protection, we can search other people’s:

  • Patents
  • Registered designs
  • Trade marks

You should be careful not to infringe anyone else’s IP rights. Our intellectual property solicitors can advise you what to do in the event of this.

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 from £200 per hour.

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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