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.
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Brands & IP seminar: Stopping the Copycats15 November 2018
Lewis Silkin invites you to the last event in our 2018 Brands & IP seminar series.
Brands & IP seminar: Pitch Perfect02 October 2018
Lewis Silkin invites you to the third event in our 2018 Brands & IP seminar series.
Brands & IP seminar: IP for startups21 June 2018
Lewis Silkin invites you to the second event in our 2018 Brands & IP seminar series.
Brands & IP seminar: What is Blockchain? What are its applications for rights management?24 May 2018
A beginner’s guide to the technology, and highlighting some real world use cases for this transformational technology.
Brinsley Dresden comments for LexisNexis: Consultation on rule to ban ‘harmful’ gender stereotypes from adverts21 May 2018
In an article for LexisNexis, Brinsley Dresden comments on the Committees of Advertising Practice launching a public consultation on introducing a rule prohibiting advertisements from including gender stereotypes that are likely to cause harm, or serious or widespread offence.
Dominic Farnsworth writes for World Trademark Review: Plain crazy? Extending plain-packaging restrictions to alcohol and sugar01 May 2018
In an article for World Trademark Review, Dominic Farnsworth discusses public health concerns, resulting in calls to extend standardised packaging from Tobacco to alcohol and high-fat, salt and sugar foods and drinks.
Nando’s v Fernando’s – a peri peri good idea? (Brands & IP Newsnotes - issue 7)23 April 2018
The well-known high street chicken restaurant, Nando’s, has attracted legal and national headlines in its pursuit of ‘copycat’ restaurant, Fernando’s, based in Reading.