Intellectual Property

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
  • Franchising
  • Collaboration Agreements 
  • Information Technology Agreements

Brand Protection

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 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.

Contact us if you would like a free initial appointment to discuss any of these issues.

Intellectual Property in Bournemouth, Poole, Christchurch, Ringwood and the New Forest

We have offices in Christchurch. Our Commercial Team also covers Bournemouth, Poole, Ringwood and the New Forest, with the majority of our clients located in the Bournemouth and Poole area.

If you live in Bournemouth or Poole:

Please do not be put off by our location and please do not hesitate to contact us. Our commercial lawyers will be very happy to speak with you.

Frettens’s proactive, vigilant approach and expert knowledge has potentially saved us hundreds of thousands of pounds