If you own a business there is a high chance that you will be exposed to a number of Intellectual Property issues on a regular basis, some of which may not be obvious.
Our team of Intellectual Property Solicitors are on hand to help you navigate the complex field of Intellectual Property, including copyrights, patents, trademarks, confidential information, and trade secrets.
Our objective is to help you safeguard your IP interests, whether that is licensing your IP or protecting your IP rights through litigation.
Intellectual Property Law includes matters such as copyright, branding, logos, patents and inventions.
Intellectual Property is a key asset for many businesses. Without expert and proactive legal advice and a clear IP strategy, businesses may fail to protect their Intellectual Property rights, leaving themselves without effective protection and vulnerable to infringement.
Whether you need to understand your IP rights, the protection available, licence your IP to another business, stop IP infringement or simply understand the IP landscape your business is operating in, our specialist Intellectual Property Solicitors will support you with straightforward and plain English legal advice.
Our IP Solicitors are experts in trademarks and have the legal skills and experience to help you understand, protect and defend your legal rights.
Trademarks include names, words, a logo, sound, colour or any combination of those, so long as they are distinctive to your brand. A trademark must be recognised as a sign that differentiates your goods and services from a competitor or other brand.
We can also talk you through your IP options when trademark disputes or infringements occur. When it comes to contentious matters, we are strong advocates and will robustly defend your position in Court, if that becomes necessary.
Copyright includes the right to prevent others from copying or performing your work or designs.
For an item to be a copyrighted piece of work, it has to be recorded in some way. For example, through written text, drawings, sculpture, films, songs and architecture. In order to protect the item, it has to be an original concept.
Our IP team will advise you on contentious and non-contentious copyright as well as copyright infringement, exploitation and enforcement action.
Data Protection compliance is crucial to the reputation of your business and brand. A business is under a statutory obligation to keep people’s personal data confidential.
This means that employee and contractor access to personal information should be limited, both physically and virtually. Hard copy documents should be stored securely, with access rights for only a small number of named individuals. Soft copies should be stored in a locked-down part of a document management system, or otherwise, password protected. Particularly sensitive information should be encrypted.
The best way to comply with Data Protection Law is to have robust systems in place to protect confidential information.
Due to the complexities of IP Law and the associated regulations, disputes can easily arise.
Intellectual Property rights will be breached when an invention or piece of work that has been protected by law is used, copied, or exploited without the consent of the creator or owner.
Our IP Solicitors always aim to resolve Intellectual Property disputes out of Court where necessary, we have the experience, expertise and strategic insight to help you achieve the best outcome from issued Court proceedings.
Where possible we will offer a fixed fee, so you will know what the costs are from the start. For more complex or uncertain projects, we will provide you with an estimate of the likely fees involved and keep you updated throughout the matter.
How to get in contact
Our Intellectual Property Law Solicitors are on hand to provide expert advice and assist you wherever you are based. Please call us for a no-obligation, initial discussion on 01256 460830 or email [email protected].
Our offices are based in Basingstoke and we assist clients across the country.
We aim to keep legal jargon to a minimum and guide you through the process in a manner that is easy to understand.
Our highly-skilled solicitors offer tailored, strategic solutions to even the most complex matters, ensuring you receive the guidance and support you need.
We will be by your side throughout every stage of the process and will provide you with regular updates and advice along the way.
We communicate thoroughly with you from the outset to ensure that we fully understand your individual needs. This allows us to accurately quote for your matter leaving you without any unexpected surprises and fees further down the line.
We provide our clients with a concise and transparent breakdown of costs from the outset of the matter and throughout any subsequent stages. This enables you to build faith and trust in us early on to form a lasting relationship.
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