A sound intellectual property strategy is crucial to ensuring longevity, growth and commercial success of any business that may come under threat from market competition with the potential to develop similar products or works. An IP management strategy should consider the development, protection and use of both owned and competitor intellectual property within a well-documented and nurtured plan.
With various forms of intellectual property to consider; including patents, trade marks, design and copyright, it is important that you select a team able to understand the intricacies of these IP types and how they may interact both in domestic and international territories.
Our qualified and expert team hold the know-how to strategically consider your specific inventions/original works within your internal and external environments – including your stage of lifecycle, business goals, nature of industry and scope of competition. Each strategy is carefully crafted to ensure the most sound and successful approach for your intellectual property. Our broad technical and IP knowledge allows our attorneys to quickly assimilate and apply their understanding to a range of industries. As well as formulating full IP strategies and audits, we offer a range of services within our holistic approach.
Our team is made up of a team of seasoned, senior attorneys, able to represent you across the UK, Europe and beyond.
All our team members are qualified as either patent or trade mark attorneys, giving you a high-level of professionalism and delivery. Our friendly team members each carry their own specialisms and background knowledge.
Our simple and proven approach aims to ensure the best possible outcome for any intellectual property within your business and intellectual property portfolio.
The first, important stage is to understand your business and the part your intellectual property plays within it. We do this through meetings and reviews of your files and documentation. It is our job to draw out the uniqueness of your design at the very start of the process.
If you are aware of existing intellectual property that may impact your desired goal then we would carry out the necessary searches as required to ensure any potential barriers/issues are identified and incorporated into next steps.
We then prepare the necessary documentation in line with the specific project we are working on. This will vary depending on your particular situation and requirements – for example it could be to map out on paper the unique invention for a patent or to prepare complex files for a revocation case.
We will then take the time to ensure you are happy with everything we have drafted before moving to the next stage of dealing with the relevant offices.
Depending on your specific case, we will then submit our documentation to the relevant offices and begin proceedings. With new applications we may also request search and examination reports from the office – before representing you at the various stages of any amendments to your IP specification.
There may be multiple stages of iterations and negotiations with the offices. Our experienced attorneys will represent you during these phases, keeping you informed throughout and advising you on how to proceed, obtaining your approval when appropriate.