Intellectual Property Disputes

Intellectual Property encompasses a vast and diverse array of business property from software and other copyright materials, to designs and logos and inventions and processes. The laws surrounding Intellectual Property fall into a number of areas:
  • Copyright;
  • Trade Marks;
  • Design Rights;
  • and Patents.

 

It is important for businesses to protect their assets and this includes the non-tangible assets that the business owns.  Registering your  ownership of those assets  that can be registered is key but equally important is vigilance to stop unauthorised use.  It is important to take action to stop other individuals and companies from infringing your rights as if you do not take action it can later be argued that you have granted an implied licence for your works to be used.

We are experienced at being able to assist resolve disputes regarding intellectual property including claims for passing off.  Often disputes such as these can be resolved without the need to resort to litigation and early involvement from solicitors can ensure that the infringement is stopped promptly. 

When it is not possible to bring the dispute to an end quickly through correspondence, we have the expertise to run proceedings to enforce and defend intellectual property rights through the Court process should this be necessary.

Please read our fact sheet on Intellectual Property Rights 'Protect What You Create!'

If you are looking for advice on registering your intellectual property rights or granting licences for others to use the work then our commercial team will be able to assist.  Their details can be found here.

Please contact a member of the team in either our Camberley or Wokingham office to discuss your individual needs.