IP and data protection
In a competitive global market, identifying and protecting your intellectual property rights can be the key to success. With experience across a range of sectors, from science and technology to fashion, our lawyers grasp your context and what sets you apart.
Whether you are a rapidly expanding technology business, a luxury fashion brand, a leading pharmaceutical manufacturer or a talented individual in the world of sports, art or entertainment, you cannot afford to neglect your intellectual property rights – which is where our IP lawyers can help.In today's highly competitive global market, identifying these rights and controlling their exploitation and protection can be the difference between success and failure. Our intellectual property attorneys advise on every stage of the development and life cycle of rights such as patents, copyright, trademarks and database and design rights – from creation to enforcement.
Intellectual Property attorneys that understand your world
As an international IP law firm, our global network allows us to partner with colleagues in countries around the world to protect your rights and we have a strong record across the US, Europe and Asia Pacific. Our multilingual team of intellectual property lawyers spans all major time zones.
Working with new and established brands
Whether you need to devise a suitable protection strategy on your expanding IP portfolio or need to resolve a multi-jurisdictional dispute, we can help. Our intellectual property solicitors work with many major luxury brands such as Renault F1, Soho House, Cowshed, Valentino and Vivienne Westwood, but also businesses that are just starting out. We advise charities, artists and galleries, tech companies, high-profile individuals and families looking to protect their brand and IP assets.
We have extensive experience of dealing with IP as part of a wider commercial transaction and arranging tax-efficient licensing and exploitation as a stand-alone service. And we regularly advise on IP rights in relation to the estates of well-known individuals and creative people.
Leading 3D mapping provider
Advising a leading 3D mapping provider in connection with its licensing arrangements with third parties based in the UK and US and all over the world.
UK-based software company
Advising a UK-based software company on its software commissioning and licensing arrangements and drafted template agreements for use across all their global offices.
Global IP strategies for protection
Advised Skylab Networks Pte. Ltd., a digital performance company, on formulating global IP strategies for protection of its proprietary multi-access edge computing platform, which includes drafting and filing patent application.
Distribution agreement for compliance
Represented Faber-Castell AG, one of the world's largest and oldest manufacturers of pens, pencils, other office supplies and art supplies, and review their distribution agreement for compliance with the laws of Singapore.
Enforcement actions against counterfeit products
Represented the Wipro Unza Group on various enforcement actions against counterfeit products in Pakistan, Oman, Turkey and the United Arab Emirates.
Trade mark enforcement proceedings in India
Represented Global Schools Holdings, the owner and operator of the prestigious Global Indian International School with campuses in Singapore, India, Japan, Malaysia and the United Arab Emirates, in various trade mark enforcement proceedings in India.
Worldwide leader in the development of diverse electronics technologies
Representing a worldwide leader in the development of diverse electronics technologies in advising on their intended data transfer as a result of upcoming corporate demerger.
International beer manufacturer
Advised an international beer manufacturer on trademark infringement in Singapore.
Italian wine manufacturer
Managed the trademark portfolio of a leading Italian wine manufacturer.
Obtaining a unique form of injunction in relation to a claim for passing off, whereby the defendant was forbidden from using their own trade name because it had been coupled with our client's well-known brand.
US technology company
Advised in the acquisition by a US technology company of software and intellectual property assets from an embedded software company in Moscow and related technology service agreements with an affiliated entity in British Virgin Islands.
French fashion house
We assisted the Italian subsidiary of a renowned French fashion house in relation to the management of their brand under new Patent Box regulations
LG Electronics Inc
Our Singapore team successfully acted for LG Electronics Inc. in a trade mark opposition filed by headphones manufacturer Beats Electronics, LLC against the registration of the mark 'QuadBeat' before the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore, securing a favourable decision.
Licensing of a new pharmaceutical drug product
Acted for an international pharmaceutical company in an evaluation project for the licensing of a new drug product as well as intellectual property litigation matters.
Camera della Moda
Camera della Moda is a non-profit organisation specialising in the promotion and support of the Italian fashion industry and young designers. The organization was challenged about the domain name for their website, and we successfully defended this allowing them to carry on building their online profile. Withers have a long-standing relationship with Camera della Moda, and together we help to support them in brand protection and the IP of the brands they represent.
Withers has a strong track record in representing high-profile and high-net-worth figures in the world of sport. When leading football manager Jürgen Klopp was approached by Liverpool Football Club to become its manager, we represented him in the negotiations for his move and the extension to his contract.
DieselReboot by Diesel
Withers is proud to have represented global Italian retailer Diesel during the launch of their reinventive new brand DieselReboot. During the launch, Withers worked alongside Diesel's newly appointed artistic director Nicola Formichetti and advised on the brand's new aims to 'rediscover and reactive the DNA of Diesel'.
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ArtWe represent many of the world’s top art collectors, museums and institutions. Our long history enables us to offer advice on everything from structuring transactions to challenging fraud. Find Out More
Charities and non-profitOur significant practice in the non-profit sector means our lawyers can handle governance, mergers, commercial projects and day-to-day issues such as employment while you focus on your mission. Find Out More
Crypto and digital assetsWell versed in both the legal and technical languages of decentralized finance, our global team can support anyone wanting to navigate the fast-changing world of blockchain, cryptocurrency and digital assets. Find Out More
FashionHaving worked with some of the biggest names in fashion, our lawyers strive to match the ambition and creativity of our clients by helping them build their brand and grow their business. Find Out More
Fashion TechArtificial intelligence, 3D printing and virtual reality are transforming fashion. We help our clients stay at the forefront of innovation thanks to our in-depth fashion and tech experience. Find Out More
Life sciences and healthcareLife sciences are in the limelight and our diverse team from a range of scientific and industry backgrounds is highly experienced in getting innovative therapies, drugs and devices to market. Find Out More
SportSport is all about winning and our global reputation makes us the go-to law firm to advise successful organizations and individuals on commercial contracts, tax, reputation management, and more. Find Out More
TechnologyOur Withers tech venture capital and technology arm is passionate about technology and thrives on supporting firms of all sizes by taking a ‘more startup’ attitude to solving problems. Find Out More
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