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Among the most valuable assets of many businesses and organisations are intellectual property (IP) rights. Businesses therefore require innovative means of developing, exploiting and protecting these precious assets.
Our lawyers are expert advisors in:
For more detailed information on each of these areas we advise and act on please download the Blake Morgan Guide to IP Services on the right side of this page.
We act for all types of business from small start-ups to household names and span diverse sectors to include:
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Examples of recent ways in which we have assisted our clients include:
We have a worldwide network of trusted law firms and trade mark and patent attorneys with whom we work regularly and we can ensure that cross-border contracts work in other jurisdictions.
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Jon Belcher, Senior Solicitor in our Data Protection team and Charlotte Marshall, Trainee Solicitor in our Employment law team, look at the increasing use of wearable technology at work (such as Apple watches, Google Glass and Fitbit)
Associate and Trade Mark Attorney Ben Evans has been published in the October/November 2016 edition of the CITMA Review.
A recent case demonstrates that a speedy and economic resolution can be achieved through domain name complaints, and that jurisdictional issues can be overcome, says Jill Bainbridge of Blake Morgan.
Paul McCartney yesterday (18 January 2017) filed papers in Federal Court in New York seeking a declaration that is entitled to reclaim the rights to a number of songs that he co-wrote with John Lennon from September 1962 to June 1971.
The recent case of National Guild of Removers and Storers Ltd v Bee Moved Ltd demonstrates the dangers of falsely claiming accreditation with an association.
In October this year the High Court found the designated premises supervisor of a nightclub in Essex personally liable for authorising and procuring acts infringing copyright as a result of the unlicensed playing of sound recordings.
The UK has voted to leave the European Union. This raises many questions about what happens now with the UK and our future relationship with the EU trade mark and design system.
Who owns the social media contacts generated by an employee in the course of employment, and what steps can a business take to protect them?
Associate and Trade Mark Attorney Ben Evans has been published in the June 2016 edition of the ITMA Review.