Our IP team is made up of a highly respected team of skilled legal professionals who are experts in ensuring the secure defence of your business against any potential threats, both contentious and non-contentious.

Often, the protection of intangible assets is fundamental to the continued well-being of a company. Our contentious team works closely with some of the most renowned legal counsel in the UK to to provide a formidable legal force.

In a global economy and with the pace of development of digital technology, the need to protect intellectual property such as technical know-how, copyright, trade marks and patents is greater than ever before.

We have the capability to obtain immediate ex-parte injunctions to protect your business. We can advise on statutory offences which may bring the dispute within the confines of the criminal arena.

Our non-contentious team advise on the development and exploitation of your intellectual property and on acquiring licensed rights from third parties. This includes licence agreements, technology transfer and R&D projects.

We can help you

  • Pursuing and enforcing your Intellectual Property rights
  • Copyright issues
  • Licence agreements
  • Protection of patents or design
  • Know-how and technology transfer
  • Computer software issues
  • R&D agreements
  • Passing off or other trade mark issues
  • Infringement litigation


Jeremy Parkin
Jeremy Parkin

Partner, Corporate

Gavin Evans
Gavin Evans

Partner, Dispute Resolution

Helen Smart, The Wilkes Partnership Solicitors, Birmingham, Corporate
Helen Smart

Solicitor, Corporate

What our clients say

  • The Wilkes Partnership is a well established Birmingham player offering Clients a credible alternative to the large national practices. The Firm’s strategy focuses particularly on owner managed businesses and on being a second supplier of specialist legal services to PLCs.

    - Legal 500