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 Intellectual property 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 the 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.

His extensive experience includes mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, corporate recovery, and technology and construction projects. He has closed over 300 M&A transactions

Mike oversees a commercial team advising on a broad range of business-to-business and consumer contracts, involving both public and private bodies and institutions, with many projects having an international element.

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