Our solicitors based at Tonbridge and Sevenoaks can deliver practical legal advice to clients on Intellectual Property matters.
The team is recognised in Chambers & Partners UK and the Legal 500 under Intellectual Property and specialises in:
- domain names
- confidential information and trade secrets
- the commercial exploitation of patents
Our commercial lawyers who file and prosecute trademarks and designs are expertly versed and experienced in Intellectual Property transactional work (commercial contracts) and dispute resolution and litigation, bringing a fully assimilated service offering to our clients which sets us apart from, and we would argue gives us a competitive advantage over, traditional trade mark and patent attorneys and which also provides a cost-effective full service solution to our clients.
As referred above, our specialist commercial lawyers handle Intellectual Property disputes, particularly regarding trademarks and passing off, copyright, designs and confidential information. We act for both rights holders in enforcement as well as alleged infringers and we advise on contractual disputes concerning Intellectual Property rights. We can also advise on difficult areas of parallel imports and exhaustion of rights.
Our intellectual property practice area is related to our specialist Technology, Media & Telecommunications practice area, which on the transactional side (commercial contracts) and the advisory side often crosses over.
- UK design law changes come into force Owners of existing UK and Community designs, and creators of new designs, should note changes to the laws governing UK registered and unregistered designs that came into force on 1 October 2014...
- Company making 'groundless threat' in patent dispute must pay compensation Companies claiming their intellectual property rights have been infringed should beware what they say to the infringer, or third parties such as customers or distributors, as they may inadvertently make 'groundless' threats and have to pay compensation...
- Patent owners can mark products with web address and safeguard compensation rights Patent owners can benefit from new rules allowing them to mark their products with a web address of a page giving details of the patent, rather than setting out the details on the product itself.