A patent is an exclusive right granted for an invention, which is a product or a process that provides, in general, a new way of doing something, or offers a new technical solution to a problem. A utility innovation is an exclusive right granted for a “minor” invention which does not require to satisfy the test of inventiveness as required of a patent.
A trade mark is a sign which distinguishes names, letters, numbers or a combination of thesethe goods and services of one trader from those of another. A mark includes words, logos, pictures. Our experienced and international trade mark team advises clients, from SMEs to large multinationals, across all industries, on strategically protecting their brands and enforcing their right.
With copyright laws varying from jurisdiction to jurisdiction, we provide a uniquely international approach to copyright matters. Working in all areas of copyright of software, video games, websites, promotional materials, books, films, TV programmes, music and apps. We help clients maximize their protection and exploitation of copyright and defend against infringement claims.
We offer valuations around the world as a means of providing security for loans and all the due diligence, documenting, validity and scope research and portfolio assessments needed to support credible valuations of intellectual property rights of all types including goodwill and other intangibles such as customer lists. By working as a team our intellectual property legal and valuation experts can provide robust data and analysis, based on independent review and research to support the valuations given, adapted to the specific needs of the client or type of transaction involved. These include patents, brands, copyright, franchise and other IP licence agreements, trade secrets, customer lists and the like. We offer strategic advice on how to maximise the value of the portfolios reviewed, provide budget and cash flow forecasts and assess licensing options and structures. We draft and advise on IP transaction documents to implement the strategic advice.
We also specialize in Intellectual Property training, establishing technology transfer office, vast experience in drafting Intellectual Property and Commercialisation Policy and manuals. We also assist and hand hold infant technology transfer offices till they are become independent. We do assist in the negotiation process and preparing term sheets for our client.
Every organisations faces own sets of challenges in striving to achieve the strategic objectives. While many of their stake holders research output is novel, and many have been patented to date, technology transfer and commercialization activity by still remains relatively low compared despite having good innovations. We work closely with the inventors and industrial collaborators who can develop the early-stage technologies that basic research generates. Increasingly, we find that the best way to transfer early-stage technology is to create start-up companies. We assist start-ups by building relationships with organizers of private funding such as angel, seed-stage, and venture investors and by proactively seeking corporate research collaborations.
Our experienced legal team provides Legal, Consultancy, and Advisory.