Patents and intellectual property

At Talbots Law, we understand how important protecting your ideas, creativity and brand is.  As experts in intellectual property, we know the ins and outs of the legislation and case law principles surrounding IP.

With vast experience in this area of law, our solicitors believe that IP is a dynamic business asset. That’s why we’re here to help you protect it.

Our IP team can handle both contentious IP work (where there has been a breach of IP rights) and non-contentious matters (such as drafting and negotiating rights and agreements, and licensing patents). We provide a full Intellectual property law service, which includes advice on:

  • Copyright
  • Trademark
  • Patents
  • Design rights
  • Trade secrets

By focusing on your individual business needs, we can collaborate with you to ensure your IP rights are fully protected in every circumstance.  If your rights are breached, we have the experience and expertise required to ensure injunctions are put in place where appropriate and compensation sought.

Why choose Talbots Law for patent and IP law matters?

At Talbots Law we know IP law inside and out.  When trademarks are infringed, passing off is detected or a trade secret stolen, we will be there to support you and ensure your rights are protected.  Our IP solicitors stay well-informed on any changes that affect the law and ensure that our clients are kept up to speed on developments that may affect them.

We make a point of listening to our client’s needs.  This is vital when it comes to registering trademarks, drafting copyright agreements and other IP matters. We take the time to discuss how far jurisdictionally agreements and registrations have to reach.  Our clients always feel listened to and can get in touch with their solicitor promptly when required.

Intellectual property FAQs

What is the definition of intellectual property?
The World Intellectual Property Office defines intellectual property (IP) as 'creations of the mind, such as inventions; literary and artistic works; design; and symbols, names and images used in commerce'. Broadly, the aim of IP law is to cultivate an environment in which creativity and invention can flourish. Protection of IP rights means those who invest time and resource in creating and developing IP can reap benefit from their investment. 

What is the most important step when it comes to protecting my IP rights?
IP owners should be vigilant when it comes to protecting their rights and always consider action when they become aware of IP infringement, i.e. a third party using the IP right without the permission to do so. Often, time will be of the essence because the infringing acts may be causing the right holder to lose revenue.  If you believe an IP right has been infringed, then it is imperative that you seek legal advice as soon as possible.

If you need advice on protecting your IP or you believe someone has infringed your existing IP rights, either here or overseas, call Talbots Law today on 0800 118 1500 for guidance and advice on protecting your work.


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