IP and Commercial

Our IP & Commercial team provides legal and strategic support to entrepreneurs, creative individuals, SMEs and multi-nationals on intellectual property, commercial, and data protection issues.

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A business is built on its intellectual property and its commercial relationships.  Our team navigates clients through the business lifecycle, providing straightforward advice for complex problems.

The power of a well thought-out commercial arrangement cannot be underestimated. It's a framework for a relationship, it's a reference point to go back to, and it's a safety-net if things don't quite go to plan.

We offer the legal know-how, practical advice and, if required, the enforcement strategies to ensure that your business and your IP reaches its full potential.

We advise on agreements for franchising, agency and distribution, advertising, sponsorship and endorsement, warehousing and logistics, IT (including software development and software as a service) and outsourcing.  

Our IP practice advises on the creation, acquisition and exploitation of IP, on brand protection strategies (including registering and protecting your trade marks), and on licensing of IP and franchising your brand.

We are experts in all stages of data protection management from data protection issues in commercial contracts to international transfers of personal data to managing data breaches and communications with the regulators. Our team provides effective support, working hand-in-hand with our Data Privacy Disputes team.

And thanks to our membership of international legal networks Meritas and LAW we can also help with all your cross-border IP considerations.  We work closely with fellow specialists in over 200 jurisdictions worldwide to ensure you receive a seamless professional service no matter where your business may take you. 

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