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Intellectual Property and Information Technology disputes

Intellectual Property Disputes

When you invest considerable time and money in creating a brand or product, it is very important to safeguard and protect the Intellectual Property Rights that arise, to ensure that another person or Company does not copy or infringe on what is rightfully yours. Some of the most common forms of Intellectual Property Rights that we get involved in that you may wish to protect are:


Protecting what you have written, but also including artistic, sound recordings, broadcasts and film and cable programmes.


A providing an exclusive right to work inventions which are novel and unique which have an inventive step which are capable of industrial application.

Trade marks

Protecting the brands used by the company, whether through registration, or through the law of passing-off an unregistered trade mark where the brand is protected by goodwill.

Passing Off

The law of passing off is used to prevent one trader from misrepresenting goods or services as being the goods and services of another. It also prevents a trader from holding out his or her goods or services as having some association or connection with another when this is not true.

If you find that someone has infringed your Intellectual Property Rights and you are in a dispute with regard to one or more of the above, our specialist team in the dispute resolution department can assist you in resolving such disputes in the most strategic and cost effective way. But do not delay in consulting us; seize the opportunity to try to resolve the dispute as soon as you feel that your rights are being threatened.

Your goals are our goals and we will do our very best to resolve your dispute in the most strategic, proportionate and cost effective way.

Information Technology disputes

IT is a crucial part of any business if they want to remain ahead of their competitors. As IT improvements are one of the most expensive areas to implement or maintain, it is quite often the first area to have its cost budget cut to reduce expenditure. It is therefore not difficult to see how disputes can occur, whatever line of business you are in, whether you are a supplier, buyer or a subcontractor.

We offer specialist advice on a range of areas from breach of support and maintenance agreements to domain name and data protection issues.

We can assist you at any stage of the dispute by taking detailed instructions which will in turn enable us to provide you with comprehensive advice on the most strategic and cost effective way forward.

We can advise and assist you on various alternative dispute resolution methods, such as mediation or if it proves to be unavoidable represent you in Court proceedings.

Your goals are our goals and we will do our very best to resolve your dispute in the most strategic, proportionate and cost effective way.

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