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Intellectual Property

Intellectual Property lies at the heart of every successful brand and so protecting this extremely valuable asset is essential. BPE has a dedicated team of IP lawyers, working across a wide range range of industry sectors.

Copyright

Copyright is a legal device that gives the creator or a literary, artistic, musical or other creative work the sole right to publish and sell that work. Copyright owners have the right to control the reproduction of their work along with the right to receive payment. If you believe someone is violating your copyright and using your work without your permission we can help.

We regularly advise authors, artists, script writers and others on whether their work benefits from copyright and what practical steps they can take if this has been infringed.

Ensuring you own your domain name, website and content

We work with a wide range of clients, from start ups to high profile brands, advising on all aspects from trade mark and domain name registration, brand management to international protection and IP litigation.

With wide-ranging global expertise, our team can support you with business issues arising both in the UK and overseas whether commercial challenges or those posed by infringers and counterfeit products.

Your brand is your business and so a very precious commodity. Once you've decided upon a name for your business it's important to check that you're not inadvertently copying someone else's name, and then trademarking it.

The best way to avoid infringing on someone's trademark rights is to research, research, and more research. Some new businesses don't undertake a trademark search thinking that owning a company name or domain name registration is enough. Unfortunately, you usually find out that you're infringing someone else's trademark, after you've spent considerable time and money on branding, marketing and building up your reputation.

We can help. From patents to trademarks, copyright infringement to IP litigation, our wide-ranging global expertise means your brand is in safe hands.

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