Intellectual Property Solicitors London
We have a team of expert intellectual property solicitors who are on hand to make any legal matter surrounding your IP easy to navigate. We make it easy for you to understand any issues surrounding the value of your IP and the legal entities in place to prevent any exploitation.
We are able to work with a wide range of clients from Small to medium sized businesses, larger organisations or even an individual with a great idea. Every one of our clients receives a tailored, personal service. We are experts in the litigation of disputes over intellectual property and work closely with our clients to determine what intellectual property a business owns, the best way of protecting it and how to make the most of your IP assets.
Intellectual Property Law services
A businesses Intellectual Property can be among one of the most valuable assets the business possesses. Unfortunately, there are often occasions where infringements are made on intellectual property and this is often done by competitors looking to exploit your businesses IP for their own benefit. Copyright infringements on original work such as writing, pictures, designs, and audio or video are surprisingly common and trade marks (no matter whether or not they are registered) may be used by unscrupulous businesses looking to use a reputable brand to exploit its good reputation.
What is Intellectual Property?
Intellectual Property is the law’s provision of exclusive rights to certain intangible assets. These intangible assets generally fall under four categories: copyright, trademarks, design rights and patents. All these Intellectual Properties (IPs) are time-limited, ranging from ten years to even 70 years after death. Often, you can register for the IP again upon it’s expiry, so you can retain the rights to your logo, for example, or your artwork and so on. These exclusive rights the law grants is in exchange for complying with registration formalities.
Why should you protect your Intellectual Property?
Securing relevant IPs proves to be integral to large businesses, small businesses and individuals. The theory is that this allows creators and entrepreneurs to flourish, by protecting their lucrative work so that they can continue to profit from it; when these IP owners can rest-assured that their invention has been patented, or they have achieved design rights, they can continue to innovate without fear of being snubbed and losing out on what could potentially be a large profit.
Intellectual Property laws can cover many different forms of creative work, from logos to products, from creations to a business name. It’s a complex area of the law as it covers many varying types of intangible assets. There are many traps and pitfalls for someone who is not familiar.
It is particularly disappointing for us when a client gets in touch with us too late, after they have missed the chance to protect their beloved creations to the maximum extent possible. Therefore we believe it is often essential to consider the implications of intellectual property laws at the outset of any important business project.
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