Our INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY team is independently recognised as a 'National Leader outside London'

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Intellectual property

Our intellectual property team is widely considered as one of the leading IP practices outside London and is top-ranked by all of the leading legal directories.

We have extensive experience of all aspects and types of IP, including patents, trade marks, copyright, designs, database rights, trade secrets and domain names and advise clients of all sizes, from individuals and start-ups seeking initial advice on how to protect new brands and ideas, to FTSE listed companies and major multinationals involved in complex transactions and major litigation.

An overwhelming success, providing a high-quality, better value proposition to clients


The size and strength in depth of the team is exceptional for a firm outside of the City and many of our lawyers have scientific backgrounds, enabling them quickly to understand and advise clients on highly technical and complex disputes.

Our clients come from a wide range of sectors, including: publishing and media; broadcasting; pharmaceuticals and life sciences; consumer goods; telecoms; web development and hosting; software and computer gaming; fashion; music and art and design.

The quality of their work is first-class


We have extensive experience of handling litigation at all levels of the UK courts, as well as managing multi-jurisdiction disputes and working with leading IP practitioners in the overseas territories in which our clients are active. However, an equally important aspect of our work is advising on the effective protection, use and licensing of IP rights to maximise our clients’ commercial advantage and prevent disputes arising.


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