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:
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.
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.
assisting with licensing and assigning IP as well as buying, selling or financing IP assets as part of wider transactions.
Ian De Freitas was recognised as a leading UK litigator in the 2011 edition of the Lawyer’s Hot 100 for his work on the Vivian Imerman case
Copyright Law Firm of the Year (The Intellectual Property Magazine Awards 2011)
"The NLA is delighted with the high level of service it received from BLP. The legal team did a fantastic job and we are in a great place as a result. Feedback from our shareholders and the wider spectrum of publishers whose rights have been clarified and supported by this outcome has also been extremely positive." David Pugh, MD, Newspaper Licensing Agency
"Responsive, commercial and effective." (Chambers UK, 2012)
"Tactically very astute and able to run complex cases in an effective way" (Chambers UK, 2011)
"Calm yet assured advice." (Chambers UK, 2010)
Dispute Resolution Team of the Year (The Legal Business Awards 2012)
TMT team of the Year (The Legal Business Awards 2012)
TMT Team of the Year (The Lawyer Awards 2012)
TMT Team of the Year (The British Legal Awards 2011)
Dispute Resolution Team of the Year (The Legal Business Awards 2011)
Private Practice of the Year (The Intellectual Property Magazine Awards 2010)
Simon Clark was nominated for IP Lawyer of the Year
"This impressive IP litigation department covers the whole range of IP rights. . .particularly strong on design litigation. . . carving out a good reputation in this niche area." (Chambers UK, 2009)
"Always provides an excellent service, pulling out the stops where necessary. It also has good resources, attention to detail and a high level of partner involvement." (Chambers UK, 2009)
"Always friendly, giving prompt commercial advice." (Chambers UK, 2009)
"A top-class retail group." (Chambers UK, 2009)
"The lawyers get to grips with a problem quickly and efficiently." (Chambers UK, 2009)