“Necessity is the mother of all invention” and as humans are very creative beings, wealth is created through intellectual property. Unfortunately, it can also be stolen, just like any other property.
Intellectual Property, especially copyright, is very valuable. Your organisation’s value may be built around it. Software, its source code, solutions to business problems, creative works of any kind may be what what underpins your business model. You need to protect it and let others licence it in a legally controlled manner. But, how do you stop someone from reaping what you have sown through the sweat of your brow and great personal expense?
We deal with all aspects of copyright and similar rights for all sorts of products and processes, not just software. We have advised television show producers, authors of books, and musicians. Our practice covers the whole remit no matter what your business.
If you have a great idea (ideas are not intellectual property) and would like a confidential call in the first instance, please do call us first.
Intellectual property is probably the most important asset that a company has. If you are a software company or developer of platform solutions such as SaaS, as with all creative solutions it is vital to protect it and not let others piggy back on your work product.
We can help you with patents through our affiliated patent agents.
We are experts in:
- Design rights
- Trademark law
- Passing off
- Database rights
- Licensing and SaaS (Software as a Service)
We deal with all aspects of intellectual property in commercial agreements or on their own. For example:
- Non-disclosure agreements (NDAs)
- Non-compete and non-circumvention agreements
- Copyright and IPR licensing
- Software as a Service
- Data protection agreements
- Research and Development
- Joint ventures and cooperation agreements
- Ecommerce through websites
- Outsourcing deals no matter the size
- Employment Contracts
Whether you are a start-up or an established player looking to take the next step in your evolution, we can advise and guide you through the legal, commercial and compliance issues including managing commercial disputes.
We advised the inventor of the GPS system for sports athletes on his new product. He came to us after his original product was copied by a much bigger company who took his idea and built a very strong product. He had learned his very expensive lesson. Coulda Woulda Shoulda came to mind. We guided him through the issues for his new solution and he became a happy inventor.
Working with clients
We work with you. We look at your product and get to know your business model. We can introduce you to professionals and we think creatively and outside of the box. Most importantly, we will help you protect your wealth creating intellectual property.