Expert Intellectual Property Law Firm
Blake Morgan’s experienced intellectual property lawyers work closely with clients to develop effective strategies to manage their intellectual property. In particular to identify, protect, exploit, enforce and defend those rights internationally.
Main Areas Of Practice
Among the most valuable assets of many businesses and organisations are intellectual property rights. Our experts help with:
Exploiting and leveraging intellectual property rights
Our intellectual property experts work closely with you to understand your business goals and safeguard your creative ideas both now and in the future.
Enforcement of intellectual property rights nationally and worldwide
Intellectual property rights help your business maintain a competitive edge in the marketplace. Our specialist intellectual property lawyers enforce these rights against infringers to protect and enhance your business success.
Trade mark clearance, registration and portfolio management nationally and worldwide
Our experts take a commercial approach to trade marks, conducting thorough clearance searches to highlight any third party rights that may restrict the use of your chosen trade mark either now or in the future and advising on all aspects of registration and portfolio management to get the best results for your business.
Passing off and trade mark litigation
Whether your rights are registered or unregistered our team of litigation specialists will take swift action to protect your business and your brand if misrepresentation or trade mark infringement has occurred.
Counterfeiting of goods has never been more prolific. Fake products that are lower quality and potentially dangerous to consumers can harm your reputation as well as your bottom line. Our specialist team provide advice on legal and enforcement strategies to protect your business against counterfeiting.
Copyright licensing and litigation
Our expert lawyers advise on all aspects of copyright licensing and act swiftly and decisively in pursuing litigation relating to copyright infringement.
Patent and design right licensing and litigation
Our experts create agreements to help protect and exploit your design rights. We have a proven track history in successfully pursuing litigation if these rights are infringed by competitors.
Protection of trade secrets and confidential information
All businesses should protect themselves against trade secret theft. Our specialist team can help you put processes in place from restrictive covenants to intellectual property clauses in employment contracts to help protect your confidential information. We can also help you take action if a breach of confidentiality occurs.
Intellectual property audits and due diligence
Our expert IP lawyers help your business perform a systematic review of your IP assets – highlighting related risks and identifying opportunities.
Brand protection and reputation management
A good reputation is one the of most valuable business assets you can have. If your reputation or privacy is at risk, our experienced lawyers can help protect you and your business.
Our specialist intellectual property lawyers advise and act for businesses from start-ups to multinationals as well as advising numerous foreign associates on intellectual property in the UK. Through our network of foreign associates we can assist clients with developing, exploiting and protecting their intellectual property rights throughout the world.
"Blake Morgan has the expertise and bench strength of a large firm; but when dealing with them, you would believe that you were dealing with a boutique. As a whole, the level of service is head and shoulders above many other UK firms. Though its clientele is diverse, it is best known for its partnerships with companies in the charity, retail and leisure and public sectors. Strategy and clearance advice for Nokia, Oyster Yachts and cosmetics brand Feelunique, and brand enforcement and oppositions activity for the likes of sports retailer Wiggle and paddleboard manufacturer Red Paddle Co, are just the disclosable tip of the iceberg in terms of the high-profile matters on its plate this year."
- World Trade Review 1000, 2022
"I think the stand out features of the Blake Morgan team – and which I think in-house peers would wish to know – include not just what you would expect which is top notch expertise and timely responses, but practical and pragmatic advice and – the following is hard to describe – but the sense that your files are important to Blake Morgan which is something that is often lost instructing larger law firms. It is an all round pleasant experience instructing and working with them, from your largest to smallest file."
- Legal 500, 2022
The broad IP practice at Blake Morgan is a valuable resource for companies with their sights on secure brand protection, especially in the charity, professional regulation, retail and leisure and public sectors. Its counsel is both practical and commercially focused, and extends beyond trademarks into related areas such as competition and reputation management. "Blake Morgan is very responsive and prompt in providing advice and action where necessary. It has the expertise and bench strength of a large firm, but the service feels like that of a boutique."
- World Trade Review 1000, 2021
"A superior firm - the legal opinions are very well thought out and they are responsive and timely."
- Chambers and Partners, 2020
"Blake Morgan LLP fields a highly rated IP group, especially its trade mark protection team."
- Legal 500 2020
“A source says: They ran the case extremely efficiently and showed a human side, which isn't always a given in these situations. They did a really good job.”
- Chambers and Partners 2019
“Very responsive and supportive.”
- Legal 500 2019
Advising on numerous IP and contract issues including App development, digital content, licensing and contract matters for a major international magazine publishing and advertising agency, strong in the digital space.
Co-ordinating and supervising a significant piece of international trade mark litigation through our extensive network of agents.
Advising a global cosmetics and skincare brand on a comparative advertising campaign by a competitor, securing removal of the campaign and damages in the client's favour.
Awards, Accolades and Accreditations
Fashion and the law special In this fashion-focused edition, we take a look at some topical issues for this industry, estimated to be worth a staggering $1.7 trillion in 2022....Read More
Blake Morgan Legal Director Joanna Corbett-Simmons gave expert insight into Mattel's brand strategy. She was quoted in an article first published in World IP Review on 30 August here. The...Read More
Intellectual property (IP) and business basics: getting your house in order and understanding your IP rights prior to funding. Blake Morgan and Southampton Science Park ran a breakfast session on...Read More
Marks and Spencer (M&S) and Aldi have been involved in several spats over the past years, (in)famously encapsulated by the Colin and Cuthbert dispute that seemed to be played out...Read More
The first practice note of 2023 by the UK Intellectual Property Office (IPO) was in relation to costs in trade mark, patent and design tribunal proceedings. The note brings together...Read More