Intellectual Property Law

Trade Marks, Copyright,
Designs & Patents

Intellectual property law governs the protection of intangible assets such as inventions, creative works, and brand identifiers. Our firm specializes in providing comprehensive intellectual property services, including trademark, copyright, design, and patent services. From securing trademarks and patents to enforcing intellectual property rights, we offer expert guidance and representation to safeguard our clients’ valuable intellectual assets. 

Trademarks

Trade Mark Advice

Our experienced trademark attorneys provide comprehensive advice and strategic guidance to businesses seeking to protect their valuable intellectual property assets. From brand selection to trade mark registration strategies, we offer tailored solutions to help clients navigate the complexities of trade mark law and maximise the strength and enforceability of their trade marks.

Conducting thorough trade mark searches is essential to assess the availability and registrability of a proposed trade mark. Our skilled professionals utilise advanced search techniques and databases to identify potential conflicts with existing trade marks. We provide detailed analysis and recommendations to help clients make informed decisions and avoid costly legal disputes down the road.

Filing a trade mark application is a crucial step in securing legal protection for your brand. Our firm handles the entire trade mark filing process with precision and efficiency, ensuring that applications are accurately completed and submitted to the appropriate authorities. We work closely with clients to navigate any potential challenges or objections that may arise during the application process.

Trade mark prosecution involves interacting with trade mark examiners and responding to office actions issued by trade mark offices during the registration process. Our dedicated attorneys have extensive experience in prosecuting trade mark applications, adeptly addressing substantive and procedural issues to advance our clients’ trade mark rights. We strive to secure timely registration and overcome obstacles to registration efficiently.

In cases where trade mark rights are infringed upon or challenged, our skilled litigators are prepared to vigorously defend our clients’ interests in court. Whether enforcing trade mark rights against infringers or defending against allegations of infringement, we leverage our deep understanding of trademark law and our courtroom expertise to achieve favourable outcomes for our clients. Our strategic approach focuses on protecting our clients’ brand reputation and preserving the value of their intellectual property assets.

Determining whether a copyright exists

Our legal experts assist clients in determining the eligibility of their creative works for copyright protection. Through comprehensive analysis of relevant laws and regulations, we evaluate factors such as originality, fixation, and creativity to ascertain the existence of copyright in clients’ works.

Ownership of copyright can be complex, especially in collaborative or commissioned works. Our attorneys offer clarity on copyright ownership issues, helping clients understand their rights and obligations regarding works created by employees, independent contractors, or joint authors.

We provide guidance to businesses on navigating copyright issues related to employee-created works, including the development of policies and agreements to clarify ownership, licensing, and usage rights. Our goal is to ensure compliance with copyright laws while protecting employers’ interests and fostering innovation.

Understanding the duration of copyright protection is essential for managing intellectual property assets effectively. Our firm educates clients on the duration of copyright protection for various types of works and assists in evaluating options for extending or renewing copyright protection where applicable.

In cases of alleged copyright infringement, our experienced litigators provide strategic counsel and representation to protect our clients’ rights. We conduct thorough investigations, analyse evidence, and pursue appropriate legal remedies to address infringement and safeguard our clients’ creative works.

Our firm offers comprehensive copyright litigation and dispute resolution services, including negotiation, mediation, arbitration, and litigation. We advocate for our clients’ interests with tenacity and skill, seeking efficient and favourable resolutions to copyright disputes while minimising disruption to their businesses.

We assist clients in maximising the value of their copyrighted material through strategic commercialization and licensing arrangements. Our attorneys negotiate and draft licensing agreements, distribution agreements, and other contracts to facilitate the lawful use and exploitation of copyrighted works while protecting our clients’ rights.

With the global nature of creative industries, navigating copyright issues in an international context requires specialized expertise. Our firm provides guidance on international copyright treaties, cross-border licensing, and enforcement strategies to help clients protect their works effectively on a global scale.

Our attorneys assist filmmakers and production companies in registering copyright for cinematograph films, ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements and maximising the protection of their creative works. We guide clients through the registration process and provide ongoing support to address any copyright issues that may arise in the production and distribution of films.

Patents

Patent Searches

Our experienced patent attorneys conduct thorough patent searches to assess the novelty and patentability of inventions. Using advanced search techniques and databases, we identify prior art and relevant patents to help clients make informed decisions about pursuing patent protection for their innovations.

Filing a patent application is a critical step in securing legal protection for inventions. Our firm handles all aspects of the patent filing process, from preparing and drafting the application to submitting it to the appropriate patent office. We work closely with clients to ensure that their patent applications are accurately prepared and strategically positioned for success.

Patent prosecution involves interacting with patent examiners and responding to office actions issued during the examination process. Our skilled patent attorneys have extensive experience in prosecuting patent applications, adeptly addressing substantive and procedural issues to advance our clients’ patent rights. We strive to secure timely issuance of patents and overcome any obstacles to patentability efficiently.

In cases where patent rights are infringed upon or challenged, our experienced litigators are prepared to vigorously defend our clients’ interests in court. Whether enforcing patent rights against infringers or defending against allegations of infringement, we leverage our deep understanding of patent law and our courtroom expertise to achieve favorable outcomes for our clients. Our strategic approach focuses on protecting our clients’ innovations and preserving the value of their patent portfolios.

Design

Registered design searches

Our skilled legal professionals conduct comprehensive searches to assess the availability and registrability of designs. Using advanced search techniques and databases, we identify existing registered designs and prior art to help clients make informed decisions about pursuing registration for their designs.

Filing a registered design application is a crucial step in protecting the unique appearance of a product. Our firm manages the entire filing process, from preparing and drafting the application to submitting it to the appropriate design office. We work closely with clients to ensure that their design applications meet all requirements and are strategically positioned for successful registration.

Registered design prosecution involves interacting with design examiners and addressing any objections or issues raised during the examination process. Our experienced attorneys have in-depth knowledge of design law and procedures, enabling us to effectively navigate the prosecution process and advance our clients’ design rights. We strive to secure timely registration of designs and overcome any obstacles to registration efficiently.

In cases where registered design rights are infringed upon or challenged, our skilled litigators are prepared to protect our clients’ interests through litigation. Whether enforcing design rights against infringers or defending against allegations of infringement, we leverage our expertise in design law and litigation strategy to achieve favorable outcomes for our clients. Our goal is to safeguard the unique visual aspects of our clients’ products and preserve the value of their design portfolios.

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