“Their IP group is arguably the jewel in its full-service crown” WTR1000

Intellectual Property

More than ever before, intangible assets such as brands, know-how and reputation are of key importance to businesses. Drawing on our wide range of experience across many sectors, we are well-placed to provide the joined-up, cost-effective advice and protection that clients need to obtain, retain and grow these assets. With the benefit of our closely developed relationships with specialist IP preferred firms network in over 70 countries, we are also able to assist you with global protection.

A one-stop-shop covering all of your IP needs:

Brand management:

looking after more than 4,000 trade marks with over 300 trade mark opposition or cancellation actions around the world, our trade mark attorneys and solicitors handle all aspects of brand management and designs including clearance searches, registrations, oppositions, portfolio management and licensing.

IP disputes:

using all forms of dispute resolution including negotiation, mediation and arbitration, we litigate claims only where strictly necessary, both before the English and European Courts.


whilst we have a focus on data protection law, we offer this as part of a broader practice, advising on wider data-related issues, such as privacy, confidentiality, legal privilege, trade secrets, defamation, copyright and database rights and network and information security.


using a ‘triage’ approach to get to the root of any problem as quickly as possible, we manage disputes for clients in the Information Technology and Outsourcing sectors.


a critical issue for all commercial organisations and individuals; we work closely with forensic teams to provide a secure environment in which to hold data and deal with consequences of loss or theft of data.

IP exploitation:

assisting with licensing and assigning IP as well as buying, selling or financing IP assets as part of wider transactions.

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