Regardless of size and sector, all businesses have intellectual property. Whether it takes the form of a name and logo, designs, software, inventions, creative works or written material, it is likely to be a valuable asset. Rix & Kay’s intellectual property group advises on the steps that can be taken to secure, protect and/or exploit this asset.
A generic term, used to describe several different rights, there are four main ways in which intellectual property can be protected:
- Trade marks
- Designs (registered designs & unregistered design rights)
Another form of protection for innovations you do not wish to disclose is confidentiality, which protects your business know-how and trade secrets.
Our specialist IP team provides focussed advice and commercial guidance to businesses that value their intellectual property assets. We help clients devise IP strategies to exploit their IP and promote their competitive advantage.
Rix & Kay offers practical advice on:
- Trade marks and branding
- Passing off
- Database rights
- Patents and know-how
- Confidential information and trade secrets
- Domain names
- Licence agreements and assignments
- Distribution agreements
- Production and artist agreements
- Confidentiality agreements and NDAs
- Transactional IP
- Due diligence as part of business sale and purchase
- Advertising and regulatory
What our clients say
“I would recommend Rix & Kay Solicitors LLP to anyone who needs legal representation in regards to the Intellectual Property Office (IPO). [The TEam] handled my case with the utmost professionalism and I will be using Rix & Kay Solicitors LLP in the future for my other business ventures. Thank you very much Rix & Kay Solicitors LLP”
Miss D, Director of a start-up manufacturer and online retailer of cosmetics