IP disputes, litigation and clearance

Our specialist IP litigators can advise you at all stages of a dispute involving IP rights – from initial discussions about strategy and risk, all the way through to litigation in the IP Enterprise Court and High Court and beyond, if necessary.

You will benefit from a team with extensive experience in handling IP disputes, as well as detailed industry knowledge, who can resolve disputes in a way which is tailored to your business needs. You will be working with lawyers who are pragmatic, responsive and strategic, and whose skills include advocacy and mediation.

We have strong relationships with barristers and specialist lawyers overseas, and work closely with the firm’s other dispute resolution lawyers and reputation protection, defamation and privacy team, to provide advice which has the bigger picture and PR firmly in mind.

We are experienced in providing fast, pragmatic IP clearance advice for content of all types, as well as new brand and product launches, with the potential for disputes and how to avoid them at the forefront of our advice. We make use of our network of international contacts to co-ordinate advice across several countries where necessary.

We can also help you to set up and run effective online enforcement programmes, which can head off disputes by identifying and dealing with infringing items or content quickly and cost-effectively.

Our trade mark group, which includes specialist lawyers and Chartered Trade Mark Attorneys are adept at handling brand related disputes ranging from dealing with with trade mark and domain name squatters, through handling third party oppositions, invalidity and cancellation actions, to drafting and negotiating co-existence and settlement agreements to resolve disputes that arise.