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Intellectual property disputes

Our team of specialist intellectual property litigators deal with all types of intellectual property dispute including those involving patents, trademarks, designs, copyright or confidential information. We have experience across all forms of dispute resolution, from patent litigation in the High Court and international arbitration, through to claims brought in the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court and disputes before the Intellectual Property Office and the Office for Harmonisation in the Internal Market.

We bring and defend intellectual property enforcement actions on behalf of our clients. These range from technology start-ups though to international businesses with global patent, design and brand portfolios.

We also regularly advise our clients on strategic intellectual property issues, avoidance of disputes and defence of threatened intellectual property claims. We have particular experience acting for clients in the retail and consumer goods, technology and financial services sectors.

We cover the whole range of intellectual property disputes. We regularly advise on:

  • patent litigation;
  • complex software disputes;
  • anti-counterfeiting strategy;
  • brand protection;
  • design rights claims;
  • media and copyright claims;
  • take downs and domain name disputes;
  • reputation management;
  • claims for breach of confidence; and
  • intellectual property licensing disputes.

We work closely with management and in house legal teams to agree a strategy that is aligned with business objectives. We keep that strategy under review and work with our clients to achieve the best commercial outcome. Our extensive experience acting on IP disputes will often allow us to steer the dispute from an early stage. For claims of a repeat nature such as take downs, anti fraud or anti counterfeit, and on line brand protection, we have developed efficient systems that result in cost savings.

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