Intellectual Property

Intellectual Property

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Members of Chambers provide advice and representation across all areas of intellectual property law, including trade marks, passing off, copyright, registered and unregistered designs, patents, breach of confidence, IP-related contract and competition, and IP crime (counterfeiting and piracy).  

In an increasingly competitive economic landscape, the protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights is of key importance. Conversely, it is equally important to effectively defend against, clear the way of or licence intellectual property rights which might otherwise interfere with commercial or creative objectives.

Our members cater to the needs of individuals, small to medium-sized enterprises and major companies alike, acting for multinational brand-holders, leading music, film and creative sector businesses, individual musicians, film-makers, artists and innovators, fashion houses, luxury and lifestyle brands, consumer product suppliers, established as well as start-up technology companies, manufacturers, retailers, designers and publishers.

In all areas of work, we place a premium on being commercially sensitive and giving clear, informed and strategic advice. Our members deal with contentious and non-contentious cases and can assist with (for example):

  • Applications
  • Examination (Objections)
  • Oppositions
  • Revocations
  • Registry Proceedings (UK Intellectual Property Office)
  • Domain Name Disputes (Nominet and ICANN procedures)
  • Company Name Disputes (Company Names Tribunal)
  • Pre-Action Advice
  • Threats Guidance
  • Injunctions
  • Infringement Actions
  • Declarations of Non-Infringement
  • Interim Orders
  • Licensing
  • Franchising
  • Corporate Sponsorship
  • Certifications and Memberships
  • Settlements and Undertakings
  • ADR
  • Prosecution or Defence of IP Crime
  • Pre-Advice on Prosecution (Trading Standards/Weights & Measures Authorities)

Intellectual Property Barristers