Preparing for funding or flotation
Whether you are floating your company on a public stock market, or seeking investment, or loans for your business, it is important to ensure your intellectual property is properly protected to impress and satisfy investors and lenders.
Whether a company is in a start-up phase, or is a mature long-standing business, where the founder wishes to monetarise their hard work, good quality intellectual property is important for attracting investment and loans. Investors will be impressed with a business that is well-organised and has all appropriate IP protection in place, including brand protection, design registrations and patents.
Our attorneys are excellent at obtaining intellectual property rights of high value and at identifying gaps in a portfolio. We get to know our clients and their businesses well, and the likely challenges they will face from competitors and others in the market.
Our IP Innovation Capture program is specifically designed to help organisations build value through their intellectual property, and we have worked with a number of companies to build a portfolio with substantial value that has been attractive for acquisition or flotation on a stock market.
We have extensive experience of valuation techniques and can assist directly in this regard or we can recommend a specialist IP valuation company to provide a formal intellectual property valuation report.
IP in business acquisitions
We aid companies that buy (often large) IP portfolios integrate, understand and exploit their acquired rights. We know the importance of integrating these as fast as possible and are experienced at helping companies to streamline their portfolio.
We often carry out searches and research on third-party portfolios to assess their value, merits, weaknesses and status, for clients increasing their brands. In particular, we have helped a client purchase several hundred trademarks in the clothing sector.