We can help you to identify the IP assets at the core of your business and once they’re identified, we can help you protect them.

Intellectual property, IP, is the collective term that’s used for a group of things that can be owned as property but are not tangible, physical things. So if you’ve invented something, you might protect that with a patent. Patents are IP. If you have a sign for your business, you might register that as a trade mark. Trade marks are IP too. Your business name may have a valuable reputation - this can be protected as goodwill using ‘passing off’. Copyright protects an original creative expression, which can be anything from a Hollywood blockbuster to these paragraphs we’re knocking up as we sit drinking coffee with our web designers. There are lots of intellectual property rights and more are being created all the time. We can help you to identify the IP assets at the core of your business and once they’re identified, we can help you protect them with registrations where applicable and with the appropriate documentation and procedures in order to create an effective IP portfolio for you. From there, we can work out how to leverage the investment you’ve made in your IP through a range of commercial agreements and arrangements intended to exploit your IP portfolio. And ultimately, should it be necessary, we can help you enforce your rights by taking action against infringers. Or alternatively, you may find yourself the subject of allegations of infringement. Perhaps you’ve accidentally used somebody else’s image in a blog post. Or perhaps a third party believes your brand identity to be a little too close to theirs. Either way, we can help.