Intellectual Property

Often, the protection of intangible assets is fundamental to the continued well-being of a company. 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.

To ensure the secure defence of your business against any potential threats, The Wilkes Partnership runs a dedicated intellectual property team dealing with both contentious and non-contentious intellectual property matters.

Our contentious team works closely with a small group of experienced counsel, a specialist team who can be called upon to provide immediate efficient professional assistance, with the knowledge and expertise to enforce your rights.

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:-

  • 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

Phone: +44 121 233 4333
Fax: +44 121 233 4546


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