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 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

Business Continuity Update – COVID-19

February 2021


To our valued clients and partners,

As the impact of COVID-19 continues to evolve we wanted to take the time to reassure you of the actions we are taking to protect our clients, colleagues and our wider communities, whilst working to maintain our services to you at this time.

Our commitment to you

We are open for business and will continue to provide you with the best service we can in the safest way possible. In line with Government guidance we will be limiting face-to-face contact as much as possible. We are able to facilitate all client appointments by either video or conference call to suit your needs.

If you have any queries please contact your usual legal advisor to discuss appointment options.

Our staff are set up and ready to respond to you as usual. We are working hard to mitigate any disruptions, and will continue to provide you with the legal service and advice you need, delivered with the high-level of service you have come to expect from Wilkes.

If you do experience a slight delay in hearing back from us, please bear with us. We will be in touch.

If you have a general enquiry please call us on 0121 233 4333 or email us at law@wilkes.co.uk or contact you usual legal advisor.

Thank you for your patience during these unprecedented times. We look forward to returning to normal, with a handshake, as soon as possible.

The Wilkes Partnership Solicitors

Birmingham – 0121 233 4333  Solihull – 0121 733 8000

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