Our lawyers have extensive experience in protecting brands, designs, copyrights, databases, domain names and related rights. We work closely with clients across a range of industry sectors including consumer products, fashion, finance, hotels and leisure, media and pharmaceuticals.
Acting for leading UK and global brands, our team advises on everything from trade mark infringement and passing off claims through to software copyright, design protection and enforcement and online infringements. We also deal with the increasingly complex areas of database management and digital rights management. As a result of the global nature of IP rights and disputes, we have built up an impressive team of international specialists and regularly take the lead role in cases across multiple jurisdictions.
We have represented clients in all forums, ranging from trade mark opposition proceedings before the UK Intellectual Property Office and EUIPO through to litigation in the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court, the Patents Court, the Court of Appeal, the Supreme Court and the Court of Justice in Luxembourg, as well as before the Copyright Tribunal.
Complementing this deep understanding of the UK and European courts, we recognise the importance of alternative dispute resolution methods. In addition to handling mediation and arbitration proceedings (with several partners acting as qualified Mediators), our lawyers routinely advise clients in relation to complaints made to the Advertising Standards Authority and other industry-specific regulatory bodies. Our team includes a large number of lawyers with specialist knowledge of advertising regulation in a number of key client sectors.