Competitors & Competition

From making sure you don't fall foul of competition law to protecting your business against parallel imports and IP infringement. We keep your business safe, helping you to operate more effectively, focusing on your business rather than the law.

Trade mark

Creating and protecting your brand

We work with a wide range of clients, from start ups to high profile brands, advising on all aspects from trade mark registration and 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 trademark 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. You will be asked to stop using your brand and undertake an expensive rebranding excercise.

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

Protecting your idea or invention against unauthorised use

There are three main forms of protection for your ideas; 

  • Patents;
  • Designs; and
  • Copyright. 

Patents protect concepts, methods of manufacture and the way a product works. 

Design registration only protects the external appearance of a project. 

Copyright protects a piece of work, a piece of writing, photograph, music or a performance. 

You can protect an original idea by the law of confidence and there are other forms of intellectual property rights. We can talk you through the best form of protection for you, whatever you are working on and wherever you are located whether in the UK or overseas.