Whether you are a rapidly expanding technology business, a luxury fashion brand, a leading pharmaceutical manufacturer or a talented individual in the world of sport, art or entertainment, you cannot afford to neglect your intellectual property rights.
In today’s highly competitive global market, identifying these rights and controlling their exploitation and protection can be the difference between success and failure. We 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.
Understanding your world
What sets us apart is our understanding of the world in which you operate. To give just two examples of many, one of our London partners has previously worked as in-house counsel for Microsoft and Expedia, while a partner in Milan spent many years at Valentino and is closely involved with the Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana on the representation of Italian fashion brands. We understand your business, and it is a point of pride for us to act as part of your team.
Our global network allows us to partner up 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 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 to resolve a multi-jurisdictional dispute, we can help. We 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, 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.
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