Alston Asquith’s intellectual property team is one of the most experienced in the market. We handle advisory, transactional and dispute work across all stages of the intellectual property lifecycle.
Intellectual Property creates exclusive rights in a wide and diverse range of things from novels, sculptures, paintings, films, television broadcasts to computer software. We are surrounded by and constantly interact with the subject matter of intellectual property law, for example you are reading this page on an electronic device that will have numerous patents and design rights ranging from the algorithms of the source code, assembly code and the object code through to semiconductor chip topographies.
Given the wide range of subject matter with which it is concerned intellectual property law is not a single homogenous body of law; rather, the term is usually used to describe a number of areas of law typically including copyright law, patent law and trade mark law, each of which has its own distinct characteristics.
While there are a number of differences between the various forms of intellectual property, one factor they all share in common is that they establish property protection over intangible things such as ideas, inventions, signs and information
Alston Asquith’s lawyers advise a myriad of businesses from start-ups to offshore corporates, on the development, protection and enforcement of their intellectual property rights and in turn, enjoy the commercial benefits of our clear and cost-effective solutions.
We also advise clients in relation to the maintenance of their trade mark and design portfolios, including the searching and clearance of new trade marks, the filing and prosecution of trade mark applications both in the UK and overseas, dealing with trade mark disputes, including trade mark oppositions, cancellation actions and the renewal of trade mark registrations and other maintenance issues. This enables our team to offer a complete service for trade mark and design issues.
Intellectual Property Expertise
- Assignment of intellectual property rights
- Audits of intellectual property
- Confidential information
- Copyright and database rights
- Intellectual property dispute resolution
- Patents and inventions
- Patent strategy
- Trade marks
- Transactional intellectual property strategy
- Passing off
- Domain names
- Design rights