Intellectual property disputes

Your greatest assets could be your business’s intellectual property rights, or IP as it’s more commonly referred to.  IP refers to creations of the mind, such as inventions, literary and artistic works, designs and symbols, names and images used in commerce.    A lot of these IP rights arise automatically, whilst others can be registered, for example by patents, trademarks and registered design rights.

Given the value that can often lie in the IP, those IP rights can often be at risk from a wide range of sources. These sources include copyists and manufacturers who will be prepared to sell copies of your products to your competitors without regard for your IP rights, or even employees who may copy your database before leaving your business to set up on their own.

How can we help?

When IP rights are infringed there can be a significant detrimental effect to your business. RJS has a specialist team who can advise on disputes and litigation concerning:

  • Breach of copyright
  • Patent infringement
  • Breach of design rights
  • Trade mark infringement
  • Passing off