Our Intellectual Property Solicitors in Brighton, Eastbourne and Notting Hill advise start-ups and established business, helping their IP rights reach their full potential.
As a business, protecting your intellectual property (IP) is of the utmost importance. It can significantly add to the value and commercial success of your business. Your business reputation and goodwill can be protected through legal action against infringers or the registration of a trademark.
Your IP in your logo, design of goods and brochure are invaluable assets and you should take proactive steps to ensure your business is adequately and properly protected. You may require non disclosure and confidentiality agreements to protect your ideas when dealing with 3rd parties and business partners. You may want to consider protecting any innovative and inventive steps by way of a patent application. Failing to protect your IP can in some cases lead to those IP rights weakening considerably.
You may also want to consider your employment contracts or contracts with consultants and sub contractors to protect your IP and ensure that any IP created by such people or organisations are ones which belong to you or can be exploited fully by you.
A good understanding of your business and its IP will help our Intellectual Property Solicitors guide you through the various areas that you may want to protect, including:
- Design Rights
- Trademarks and passing off
- Confidentiality / non-disclosure agreements
We also support clients in dealing with intellectual property infringements, when a business’ IP is used, copied or exploited without consent whether you are intending to bring an action or to defend an action being brought against you. In many cases you will need to act swiftly to maximise your position whether it is to seek an injunction to prevent further infringement or to resist an application to prevent your costs exposure form spiralling out of control.
For more information, contact Kent Reynolds, Intellectual Property and Litigation Solicitor
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