The valuation of intellectual property rights represents an important part of the assets of any business, but the quantum of loss upon their infringement can sometimes be difficult to assess. We offer our clients specialist advice and guidance on the creation, ownership, use and protection of intellectual property rights, assets and resources.
The firm engages in patent, designs and trademark searches, applications, surveillance, oppositions and defences. We also negotiate and draft agreements relating to the exploitation of intellectual property rights in the form of commercial licences, publishing ventures, franchising agreements, manufacturing and supply agreements, merchandising agreements as well as agency and distribution agreements.
We represent clients in confidential information and unfair competition infringement actions and have successfully represented clients in relation to copyright, trademarks, patents, designs, and passing off.