Intellectual Property

The firm regularly advises clients on the commercial use of their intellectual property through licensing, merchandising and other applications, as well as guide them through the IP aspects of mergers and acquisitions.

In today’s global marketplace, the development and protection of intellectual property (IP) is crucial to the commercial viability of any enterprise. As IP law is continually being reshaped by the rapid pace of technological change, the acquisition, exploitation, and enforcement of IP rights is an increasingly complex undertaking. To meet this ongoing challenge, companies of all kinds turn to our Intellectual Property practice to provide the legal advice that pertain to the worldwide management of IP assets.

The firm is instrumental in prosecuting and registering IP assets of all kinds, helping clients to apply for and obtain patents, trademark registrations, and copyright registrations. We regularly negotiate licensing agreements, joint ventures, and technology transfer agreements. We provide due diligence assistance regarding the IP aspects of transactional matters. And in an area where heated disputes are inevitable, we protect and litigate our clients’ IP rights.

Advising on related issues such as regulatory concerns, privacy, data protection, distribution agreements and branding and patenting strategies also forms a core part of the firm’s practice.

Trademark, copyright and patents

Trademark, copyright and patent advice. We can tell you whether your property can be protected and what you have to do to protect it.

Enforcement of IP rights

Anti-piracy initiatives and enforcement of IP rights against competitors. We can help work with government agencies to enforce your rights, take legal action against pirates. We can help you maintain your market position by taking swift and effective action against competitors who seek to erode product or service innovation.

Other issues

Internet and domain name issues, media and advertising law, packaging, labeling, marking, regulatory requirements, franchising, trade secret protection and related data protection.