Any creative work recognised as being an asset or physical property is referred to as Intellectual Property (IP), and this covers four main areas – copyright, trademarks, design rights and patents.
Most businesses own some intellectual property – many without even realising it. It may be designs or flowcharts, manuals which they have created, an invention, a logo or any written work and it’s important to be able to identify and protect it.
When managed properly intellectual property can be a valuable asset of a business. We help businesses to secure and exploit this asset in the following ways:
- Non-Disclosure or Confidentiality Agreements for commercial information
- Assignments of Copyright for works and websites created on your behalf
- Trade mark registration
- Licensing Agreements
- Collaboration Agreements
- Information Technology Agreements
We assess your entire brand and image and offer tailored advice as to the best type of protection for each element of your brand and where we recommend trade mark protection we will also advise on the how best to secure a registration and correspond with the UK Intellectual Property Office on your behalf.
Buying and Selling
If you are selling or buying a business we have the expertise to advise you on how to transfer databases, websites, trade marks and trade secrets and we will tailor the acquisition agreement with appropriate warranties and indemnities to reflect the nature of the assets being transferred.