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Intellectual Property Lawyers
Intellectual property is at the heart of many successful businesses and can be a key component that adds value to a business and helps it to maximise its competitive position in its relevant market.
If you are concerned you are not capitalising on the value of your intellectual property, or you require some friendly advice from an expert solicitor, get in touch today. Simply call our intellectual property lawyers on 0345 872 6666 or complete the contact form on this page.
Types of Intellectual Property
There are many different types of intellectual property, each providing protection in slightly different ways (although each important in their own right). They can be summarised as follows:
- Copyright - protection for the expression of ideas, including literary, dramatic and artistic expression
- Trade marks - marks and brands used by a trader to distinguish its products or services from those of other traders, whether registered or unregistered
- Passing off - this prevents a person falsely passing off their products or services as being associated with another established provider of products or services
- Design rights - provides both registered and unregistered protection for the appearance of the whole or part of a product
- Patents - protection of inventions, in particular new and inventive technical features of products and processes
- Database rights - protection for the compilation of information comprising a database
- Confidential information - protection of information, know-how and trade secrets that are confidential
Why Choose JMW?
We look to draw on our experience working across an array of business sectors, including manufacturing, design and fashion, music (including recording contracts, publishing deals and management agreements) and media and technology.
JMW can assist you with:
- The identification and protection of your ideas and intellectual property rights;
- Exploitation of your intellectual property rights, including buying and selling, licensing and partnering arrangements;
- Defending your intellectual property rights against challenge or infringement claims; and
- Challenging other people’s rights in intellectual property.