IP Licensing and Transactions
  1. IP Licensing and Transactions

    Helping clients develop effective strategies for the exploitation of IP and safeguarding IP rights when they are used by others is an important aspect of our work.

    No business operates in a vacuum and the arrangements by which IP, resources and expertise are shared have a significant impact. Whether acting for licensors or licensees we help businesses to ensure that they have an appropriate level of control over the technology, brands or other assets that they own or need, while at the same time maximising the potential benefits.

    The issues upon which we regularly advise include:

    • Patent, trade mark and copyright licences
    • Technology transfer agreements
    • Joint venture and joint development agreements
    • Brand exploitation/marketing agreements
    • Software development and licensing arrangements
    • IP restructuring

     

  2. Our experience

    • Providing long-running support to a global biotech company in relation to its international patent and knowhow licensing operations, including drafting and negotiating research evaluation and commercial licences and technology transfer agreements
    • Acting for SABMiller plc in relation to the $260million worldwide disposal of the Appletiser brand to The Coca-Cola Company  and the assignment or licensing of 19 other soft drink brands in Africa and Latin AmericaAdvising Meridian Audio and other associated companies in strategic and complex assignment arrangements and licensing structures of patents and other IP rights in the revolutionary MQA music technology
    • Advising ENER-G Holdings plc on the complex intra-group restructuring of the business’s highly valuable core IPR, including the transfer-up and subsequent complex licensing-down of various internally-developed software programs and associated and ancillary IP rights
    • Advising and representing the international fashion and fragrance company, Puig, in relation to the strategically important high value acquisition of several trade marks and subsequent licensing arrangements
    • Advising a major international broadcaster on its intra-group trade mark licensing arrangements
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