Intellectual property law


Our intellectual property team helps clients to register, manage, commercialise and protect intellectual property assets.

  • Patents & designs
  • Trade marks, anti-counterfeiting
  • Copyright
  • Domain name registration, management, trade mark clearinghouse registrations
  • Advice (e.g. availability, novelty, infringement)
  • Transactions (e.g. licensing, assignments, securitisation)
  • Enforcement (e.g. litigation, oppositions and complaints)
  • Advanced watching services

Recent work

  • Successfully secured global registration of trade mark of a well-known fruit distributor, overcoming various objections and successfully cancelling prior blocking registrations
  • Successfully negotiated a global settlement between two multinational corporations holding registered rights for an identical mark in overlapping territories
  • Overcame registrability objections to pre-eminent European university's flag ship trade mark registration
  • Acted for parastatal in successfully enforcing rights to a domain name
  • Obtained interdict against counterfeit maker of diagnostic motor vehicle tools
  • Advised internationally well-known sportsman on protecting and commercialising global image rights
  • Successfully overcame objections to register the surname of an internationally acclaimed winemaker
  • Successfully migrated large trade mark portfolio as part of a complex cross border international group restructure