Intellectual Property (IP)
If you believe that your Intellectual Property has been infringed, then it’s essential you seek legal advice as soon as possible. Acting quickly means that you can ensure your legal rights are protected and that damage to your commercial interests is minimised.
If you need legal advice you can rely on, contact us at Nash & Co Solicitors. Our team of experienced and knowledgeable commercial solicitors in Plymouth have the expertise to work with individuals and businesses of all sizes in resolving disputes.
“We understand that Intellectual Property is a vital asset which encourages innovation and is often a business’s most valuable commodity. We recognise that IP law can be complex. This is why our priority is to ensure we find a pragmatic, cost-effective solution to any dispute”
Jamie Carr, Head of Commercial Dispute Resolution team
Intellectual Property infringement
From design concepts, technological innovations and branding to literary, musical and artistic works, it’s crucial to ensure your IP is managed and protected effectively.
If a party uses your Intellectual Property without consent, this is infringement.
Whether you’re the IP holder or licensee, it’s important to take legal advice at an early stage.
We can work with clients who are experiencing issues relating to:
- Infringements of branding and trademarks
- Breaches of confidential information
- Infringements of copyright
- Design rights (registered and unregistered)
Intellectual Property disputes and infringements can be costly. Understanding your position, rights and exposure at an early stage can make a big difference in ensuring a successful resolution.
There are some forms of IP which arise automatically. However, other forms of IP need registration to be protected. Our team will talk you through your options – we’ll let you know to what extent you’re covered.
Why choose Nash & Co Solicitors
The dispute resolution team have experience in dealing with a range of Intellectual Property issues. These issues include breach of confidence, copyright, trademark, passing-off, patent and design right infringements.
We will advise you on whether the IP is being used lawfully. Also, we will advise on how you can protect your Intellectual Property. Crucially, we’ll let you know how we can enforce your rights. In cases of IP infringement, we will tell you about the remedies available.
Some of the actions that you can take include:
- An injunction against the perpetrator, preventing their future infringement.
- The destruction of the infringing material.
- Compensation for the infringement. However, it’s important to note that the amount awarded is dependent on different criteria. For example, either on the loss suffered by the owner or the profit obtained by the infringer.
Here at Nash & Co Solicitors, we can work with individuals, start-ups, SMEs or international businesses to protect IP. Our commercial solicitors have decades of experiences in working with clients from a wide range of sectors.
We have the skills and expertise to bring and defend actions on behalf of our clients. We work closely with our clients to understand their objectives. At Nash & Co Solicitors, our core priority is to understand your specific business concerns. The dispute resolution team will provide you with a strategy tailored to your needs. This approach allows us to provide you with pragmatic, cost-effective and practical legal solutions to protect your Intellectual Property.
If you’d like to know more about protecting your intellectual property or want help with your situation, please contact us. You can reach Jamie Carr from our Commercial Dispute Resolution team on 01752 827014 for an initial discussion. Alternatively, you can email Jamie at [email protected] or request a call back by filling out our contact form.