Intellectual property disputes

Intellectual property is an important asset which encourages innovation. Whether your IP is being infringed or you need to defend yourself against a claim, we can help.

Our established, specialist team can help you to enforce and defend your intellectual property rights. We are skilful litigators who combine technical expertise with industry experience. 

We help you understand the issues, avoid the pitfalls and guide you through what can be a complex area of law.

We advise SMEs to global businesses on all types of IP disputes including patents, designs, trade marks, copyright and breach of confidence. 

Our lawyers

Within our team, we have dual qualified lawyers and patent and trade mark attorneys. Our sector knowledge helps us to understand your issues and find pragmatic, cost-effective solutions.

Our experience

Recent examples of our experience include:

  • Enforcing Jaguar Land Rover's iconic Defender trade mark against Bombardier.
  • Successfully defending a patent infringement claim brought against a stationery company.
  • Securing an interim injunction for a large automotive company whose trade marks and designs were being infringed.
  • Successful opposition proceedings in the UK and EU on behalf of an Indian government organisation to protect the name "Basmati".
  • Advising five awarding bodies on trade mark infringement proceedings linked to the sale of fake examination certificates on the internet.
  • Advising a household name engineering business on allegations that it was infringing a competitor's patent in the USA.
  • Acting for a leading angling brand enforcing its IP rights in the UK.
  • Acting for one of Innovate UK's Catapult centres in proceedings where one of its consultants was alleged to have misappropriated confidential information from a major US chemical conglomerate.

Our clients

We have experience working with clients across a range of key sectors. We act for technology companies from SMEs to multinationals, major brands, universities and charities. Our clients include household names such as:

  • Jaguar Land Rover
  • Joint Council for Qualifications
  • Karndean
  • The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)
  • University of Nottingham

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