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.

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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.

Anti-counterfeiting

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 Clients


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.

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"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


“Blake Morgan stands out for the strength and depth of its IP offering and its distinctive focus on brands. The side strikes the right tone in its representation, possesses a well-rounded skill set and has carved out a niche for itself in the charities sector. Evans, Bainbridge and the rest of the Blake Morgan team represent excellent value for money.”
- WTR 1000 2018


Highlights


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. 


Our Experts


Jill
Bainbridge
Partner

Southampton

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Simon
Stokes
Partner

London

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Chris
Williams
Partner

London

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Alison
Patten-Hall
Partner

Reading

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Lee
Fisher
Partner

Cardiff

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Ben
Evans
Senior Associate & Chartered Trade Mark Attorney

Southampton

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Awards and Accolades


We are members of International Trademark Association and ranked in WTR1000 2019.

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