Intellectual Property

Our Intellectual Property team has extensive experience in all areas of law and the often-complex commercial agreements relating to the use and development of technology and IP in your business.

Our expertise includes everything from large-scale outsourcing projects and international trade mark and patent litigation, to commercialising software and protecting your IP.

Working with ambitious organisations, from start-ups to multinationals, our IP specialists balance technical legal expertise with in-depth industry insight and in-house experience to quickly identify issues and deliver cost-effective, plain English commercially focused advice.

Whether you’re buying or selling, developing, branding or licensing IP, our lawyers work closely with your team to really understand your business.

We are ranked as Tier 1 for Intellectual Property in the 2015 Chambers and Partners rankings- the ‘guide to the worlds best lawyers’.

The team is known for Broad IP offering with sector strength in areas including retail, software development and engineering. The practice is bolstered by the recruitment of in-house patent attorneys.

Partners Adam Finch and Tim Walker are key contacts for the practice.

Chambers and Partners rankings 

We pride ourselves on delivering real value – from advising clients on how to protect and realise the value in their latest innovative products to implementing and managing an international trade mark strategy. Understanding your business means we can deliver not just innovative legal advice but also quick and efficient strategic business and operational support when it really matters most.

IP Litigation – Full Service Support

Our specialist team of IP litigators are experts in representing clients across a range of IP disputes, helping you manage risk and resolve disputes quickly and efficiently through mediation and court action.

Our Services

We can offer help and advice on intellectual property issues such as:

  • Brand protection – trade mark and domain name registration, risk assessment and background clearance searches
  • Product development – registering designs and patenting innovative technology
  • IP sales, licensing, franchising, collaboration and JV agreements
  • IP portfolio monitoring, maintenance and management
  • Developing and implementing IP training, policies and strategies
  • IP enforcement and disputes – managing risks and resolving disputes quickly and efficiently through mediation and court action

Harrison Clark Rickerbys’ team, led by Adam Finch, advises on multinational disputes, licensing, and portfolio management. Clients include cider producer Westons.

The Legal 500 United Kingdom Rankings