Intellectual property is the general name given to the law covering patents, copyright, design right, databases, trade secrets and trademarks. It covers disputes including trademark infringement and passing off, patent infringement, copyright infringement, design right infringement and theft of confidential information and trade secrets. It also covers the exploitation of those rights using commercial agreements such as licensing agreements.
Intellectual property is also often referred to as “intangible assets” and assets of this type are regularly overlooked and misunderstood in business. Unfortunately, companies often overlook the importance of registering their brands as trademarks, their technology and inventions as patents and their innovative designs as registered designs until someone rips them off.
Our expert intellectual property solicitor will help you identify these assets and register them where possible. We will also help you ensure that your employees don’t take them from under your nose and stop your competitors use them without your permission or payment.