Intellectual Property Portfolio Management
Most businesses hold an array of intellectual property rights such as trade marks, copyright works, designs, patents and domain names. However, far fewer actively manage these rights.
We conduct portfolio audits to help businesses identify their assets and then to manage them through use of our specialist IP asset management software. This ensures that all relevant deadlines such as renewal dates are not missed, disputes are tracked and that assignments, licences and coexistence agreements are linked to relevant rights. Clients appreciate the ability to give them online access to our software enabling them to check progress and print off reports from their own personal devices.
Our services include:
- specialist IP portfolio management software
- free IP data upload
- portfolio audits to identify gaps in IP coverage and potential cost savings due to redundant IP
- automated deadline reminders
- 24 hour client online access to their data
Trade Mark Searches – important notes13 August 2019
Trade mark searches are conducted to assess the risk of infringing earlier third party rights through the use of the proposed mark. This guide includes definitions of the types of rights and searches, international searches and key limitations.
Steven Jennings comments for The Telegraph: Fraudsters try to cash in on the good name of British legal companies15 July 2019
Steven Jennings has commented in an article for The Telegraph that discusses how leading British law firms are being targeted by cyber criminals who set up fake email accounts and pose as top lawyers to try to con people and companies out of millions.
Trade Mark and Domain Name Watch Services21 May 2019
There is a temptation for trade mark owners to breathe a sigh of relief as they eventually file their trade mark applications. It is often the culmination of months of work searching for any prior rights and perhaps investigating, negotiating, cancelling or acquiring such rights. It is an end, but only to the beginning of a brand’s lifecycle. Once the application is filed, this is when the brand protection programme begins in earnest.
Trade Mark ‘Use’ Requirements21 May 2019
The purpose of a trade mark registration is to protect marks that are either a) in use; b) intended to be used; or c) are not being used, but with a valid reason.
UK Trade Mark Opposition Procedure21 May 2019
The opposition procedure is a process that enables third parties to prevent trade mark applications from achieving registration in certain circumstances.
LSNetminder - Domain Name Management & Dispute Resolution21 May 2019
It is now very rare to come across a business without any online presence. As a result, domain names have become a crucial aspect of intellectual property and one which requires careful management. Unauthorised third party registrations are now much more prevalent with fraudulent activity such as phishing and cyber squatting.
European Union Trade Mark Opposition Procedure21 May 2019
The European Union trade mark (“EUTM”) opposition procedure is a process that enables third parties to prevent EUTM applications from achieving registration in certain circumstances.