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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.
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.
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.
Advising a UK-based software company on its software commissioning and licensing arrangements and drafted template agreements for use across all their global offices.
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.
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.
Represented the Wipro Unza Group on various enforcement actions against counterfeit products in Pakistan, Oman, Turkey and the United Arab Emirates.
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.
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.
Advised an international beer manufacturer on trademark infringement in Singapore.
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.
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.
We assisted the Italian subsidiary of a renowned French fashion house in relation to the management of their brand under new Patent Box regulations
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.
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 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.
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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