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

Contacts

Jeremy Parkin

Partner, Corporate

Gavin Evans

Partner, Dispute Resolution

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