IP is a crucial element in today's knowledge-driven business environment. Our IP team focuses on the protection, management and exploitation of intellectual property rights; the legal issues related to new technology, from patented inventions to computer software and the legal and commercial needs of businesses whose major assets include substantial IP portfolios.
These are fast-moving areas of law, where original thought and speed of response are at a premium, built on a consistent quality of service.
We have an international IP practice and, for example, we are one of the leading advisers to four out of the ten fastest-growing technology businesses based in India. With our international offices in Monaco, Dubai and Moscow, we are also used to handling international arrangements, including the structuring and contractual provisions for the exploitation of intellectual property rights. Our offices work seamlessly, in a way which no other law firm can match, to provide integrated commercial and tax effective solutions to meet the business needs of our international clients.
Our IP team works across the whole range of IP rights on a worldwide basis. In particular we regularly advise on the registrability of IP rights, and undertake work associated with the registration of IP rights; manage and monitor IP portfolios for potential infringements and advise on enforcement strategies; enforce IP rights by way of pre-action correspondence, high court litigation and various forms of arbitration and mediation; and draft and negotiate agreements and structures relating to the exploitation of IP rights.