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Intellectual Property

Intellectual property is an increasingly valuable commodity for both large corporations as well as smaller businesses. Our IP department is able to provide clients with a complete service advising on all aspects of the major IP rights. Closely connected to the IP department, our lawyers also advise on all aspects of IT, providing commercially focused advice that enables our clients to use technology to enhance their own business practices.

Our services Include:
  • Patent registration
  • Trade and service mark registration
  • Advising on copyright infringement
  • Licensing of marks and confidential information
  • IP in the context of franchise contracts
  • Documentation filing
  • Updating on expiry of protection and renewal procedures
  • Conducting raids and investigations into counterfeit goods
Information Technology:
  • Acquiring software systems
  • Structuring license agreements
  • Drafting supply contracts
  • Licensing and distribution agreements
  • Advising on contractual claims

  • As well as assisting clients in their own right, our IP and IT departments also assist other practice areas, for example during due diligence procedures.