Intellectual property (IP) is at the heart of so many successful businesses today and indeed, it’s often a company’s IP that makes them stand out in a competitive marketplace. It’s therefore crucial that businesses are able to create, protect and maintain their IP. However, this is often easier said than done as IP is a complicated and ever-changing landscape with an ever-present tension between a company’s legal rights to their own IP and robust free and fair competition principles. Businesses need to be aware of these ever-changing boundaries, not only to safeguard and enforce their own rights, but also to know what they can do without infringing the rights of others.
In short, IP law is something of a minefield, and Murria Solicitors’ Intellectual Property team has the specialist knowledge and expertise to successfully negotiate it.
We can give you exactly what you need to ensure that your business can protect and exploit its IP, building value in the process and supporting the innovation and creativity of your staff.
Our IP expertise covers the following areas:
- ownership and validity
- entitlement disputes
- IP rights and contractual disputes
- passing off
- breach of confidence
- breach of trade mark
- registration of trade marks
- assignment of trade marks
As in all areas, we try in the first instance to help achieve our clients’ goals using mediation and negotiation, but if it proves necessary, we will have no hesitation in going to court. If you have any IP-related questions, give us a call at Murria Solicitors today.