Intellectual Property

Our IP practice works closely with clients from a wide range of industries to help them to understand, establish and protect their intellectual property rights. This can be a matter of critical business security, especially for brand preservation or differentiation, a tool for business expansion, or an asset when entering into new commercial partnerships.

We advise on the establishment, registration, and protection of IP rights, whether using trademarks, patents or copyright, as well as their commercialisation through franchising and distribution agreements, and third-party licensing. We also assist clients with corporate and commercial structuring to shield their IP rights and to strategically leverage their assets to their full advantage.

Within the increasingly competitive and crowded E-Commerce sector, establishing and preserving your IP is an essential element to prevent the loss of valuable traffic to your e-commerce platform, because a competitor has mis-used your brand, logo, company name, or trade secrets. We offer specific expertise in the particular issues and regulatory considerations found in the E-Commerce sector to help you to protect your interests.

When a dispute or potential IP infringement occurs, we offer a range of dispute resolution techniques to enable you to enforce your rights to the fullest extent necessary. In particular, our team has valuable experience working with governmental agencies to bring civil and criminal enforcement actions against counterfeiters who have misappropriated IP from the rightful owners.