Exploitation & Defence

Enforcing and defending intellectual property rights

We have extensive experience throughout the world in securing intellectual property rights, including granted patents and registered trade marks, often working closely with our network of overseas attorneys. Once secured, these rights can be used as leverage in licence negotiations, generation of passive income streams or, more often, in preventing unauthorized use of protected innovations and/or brands.

  • Registered intellectual property rights are a powerful way to stop competitors benefiting from protected innovations.
  • Working both in the UK and overseas, we can enforce our clients’ intellectual property rights when infringed by competitors.
  • In the event of third party accusations of infringement our experienced attorneys can explore our client’s position and options, implement a defence strategy and facilitate negotiations with a view to resolving the situation, often avoiding expensive and protracted court proceedings.