Intellectual Property

Intellectual property is often one of the most valuable assets any organisation can own. Protecting those assets will be a key element of any businesses' strategy.

Our expert team have a wide range of experience in relation to the management of IP and the relevant legislation and regulatory controls. We work in partnership with our clients to offer practical and commercially focused advice regarding both protection and exploitation of their IP.

Where disputes arise, we have the experience required to provide highly effective litigation support, or, where appropriate, to provide the most appropriate form of alternative dispute resolution.

We advise on a wide range of IP related matters, including:

  • Copyright
  • Digital rights management
  • Trademarks
  • Know-how
  • Brand protection
  • Advertising
  • Domain names
  • Confidential information
  • Trade secrets
  • IP acquisitions and disposals
  • Internet related issues

In addition to the above, we regularly work with our clients at a strategic level to manage issues in relation to:

  • Identification and audit of IP assets
  • Negotiation and drafting of strategic licensing and assignment agreements
  • Drafting content agreements
  • Advising on joint ventures and mergers
  • Structuring IP exploitation arrangements for acquisition and disposal
  • Advising on production and distribution agreements

Please contact us to find out more about how we can help you to in relation to management of your businesses' intellectual property.


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Mike Pettit

Corporate & Commercial Law - Partner

Mike advises on corporate and banking transactions and commercial projects. He has held office as a non-executive director of a listed UK company and as a member of an industry committee lobbying government on eCommerce.


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"Taylor Walton LLP has niche expertise in accountancy practice purchases and sales, and in 2015 handled impressive cross-border instructions such as advising Middlemace on the sale of various subsidiaries to Gentex Corporation. Jeremy Brockis, Mike Pettit and the ‘highly experienced’ Clive Borthwick comprise the team at partner level"

Legal 500 2015