Brands & Intellectual Property
Maximising brand power forms the heart of commercial strategy for businesses in nearly every industry, whether major names or start-ups with big ambitions.
There have never been so many opportunities to seize, or threats to avoid, whether that’s protecting your brand from unauthorised use by your competitors, developing online content deals, negotiating TV format rights, or clamping down on counterfeiting or cybersquatting activities.
We help clients ensure that their brand is actively managed and defended, from the inception of an idea through value analysis, global IP protection and exploitation, concept roll-out, commercialisation, dealing with disputes and beyond.
Consistently ranked as a top-tier law firm for our brands and IP work, we have a long track-record helping some of the world’s biggest blue chips and SMEs build up their brand presence in their marketplace and make best use of their IP assets.
Our clients value the strength of our large, specialist team, as well as the depth of our sector insight in areas such as advertising & marketing, media & entertainment, retail, technology, sports, manufacturing and professional services.
Optimising the value in your creative business - Joint IP seminar with Kingston Smith23 March 2017
The UK offers an almost unparalleled market in which to maximise the value of your offering. At this seminar, media accountants Kingston Smith and media lawyers Lewis Silkin will look at the range of opportunities that have been created to help businesses innovate and excel, from making the most of the tax reliefs available to getting the optimal value from your IP .
Counterfeit kit: a fan’s own goal22 March 2017
Jeremy Summers has written an article for 'World Intellectual Property Review' (WIPR).
Chancellor Philip Hammond’s consumer protection announcements14 March 2017
The Spring Budget is not usually an occasion for tackling the nitty-gritty of consumer protection, but last week the Chancellor promised a number of Government initiatives likely to impact upon consumer-facing businesses.
Nigel Dewar Gibb comments for Music & Copyright: Copyright issues in audio streaming stem from complicated digital royalty structures03 March 2017
Nigel Dewar Gibb has written an article for Music & Copyright, a fortnightly research service covering global copyright and legal issues affecting the music industry.
Beware of copyright when considering existing planning permission02 March 2017
The recent judgment in Signature Realty Ltd v Fortis Developments Ltd & Anor is an excellent example of the application of copyright in a planning and building context.
Brand Academy 201709 February 2017
Join us at our flagship brand event - 'Brand Academy 2017 - Post-Brexit: The future for IP?' brought to you by our top-tier Brand Management practice.
Employee claim to compensation under the Patents Act rejected25 January 2017
Employees may claim statutory compensation if they are responsible for a patent of “outstanding benefit” to their employer.