IP litigation and disputes
Protecting and enforcing intellectual property rights and defending the interests of a business is a key part of any commercial activity. We work closely with clients to secure their particular goal in any dispute, whether it is an early resolution, securing damages and royalties, or defending market share and future profits.
Our attorneys can assist with disputes around the world, as well as directly in the UK, German and European General Courts. This includes assisting with cases in the IPEC Court in the UK and Alternative Dispute Resolution systems.
Disputes and dispute resolution
With any dispute, we will advise on its legal merits and the options for dealing with the dispute, including the appropriate forums, courts and types of dispute resolution process to use. We will research the intellectual property rights of others and their validity where these are asserted against your business.
We do not push our clients to litigate and yet, when instructed to do so, we actively and assertively enforce their rights. We have a very high success rate for ‘cease and desist’ letters. We are experts in finding resolutions, often using creativeness to resolve long-standing legal problems.
We handle many hearings at the UK IPO, providing opinions and advice concerning the legal merits of a case – we rarely use external barristers.
We have experience in customs watches in the UK and EU, dealing with customs authorities and Trading Standards officers. This includes working with the authorities when goods are seized in assessing their genuineness and having them destroyed, as well as setting up customs watches.
Due to a great knowledge of both technology and the legal aspects of intellectual property, the firm’s attorneys are very familiar with past cases and the technical aspects of inventions and can be called upon to provide expert testimony.