People know you by your name and logos, domain name and websites. You will also use or create databases, software and written documents every day. These are often amongst your most valuable assets.
Working with our in house trade marks team, we can help make sure you have the best possible intellectual property (IP) protection in place for these assets. This ensures you can carry on “business as usual” and, if you find out that anyone is trying to trade off your reputation, use your work as their own or take advantage of your confidential information, you can take action to stop them.
We advise extensively on IP claims, including trade mark infringement, comparative advertising claims, passing off, copyright infringement and database infringement for a wide range of clients in different sectors.
Claims are often resolved through negotiation or mediation, but if you need to take action in the courts we can represent and guide you through the process.
Our specialist expertise in the not-for-profit sector mean we are attuned to the unique challenges you face. We can help address the reputational concerns and regulatory obligations that arise when resolving disputes.
More specifically, we can help with:
Our team has decades of experience managing matters robustly and effectively. We will help you navigate through the process - in plain terms and in a commercial and pragmatic way.
Don’t hesitate to get in touch to find out more about how we can help you. We are pleased to offer an initial 30 minute call free of charge.
Our client licences its members to use its marks so customers know they’ll be getting a high quality service. When they discovered that someone else was using its marks to pretend they were a member, we took action to have the infringing marks removed and obtained a judgment from the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court to prevent the serial infringer from striking again.
We advised a major international NGO on enforcing its trade marks overseas. By reaching a negotiated settlement with our adversary, we were able to maintain the exclusivity of our client’s brand, whilst avoiding the cost and exposure of difficult overseas litigation.
We facilitated the mediation of a dispute regarding alleged misuse of confidential information and intellectual property infringement by a joint venture partner.