Intellectual property is one of the most important and valuable commercial assets and for many businesses is key to successful growth and profitability.
Intellectual property law is a vital tool in the creation and protection of intangible business assets including ideas, innovations, technology, products, services, creative works and brands and brand elements. The law can also protect confidential information, which can be equally valuable, if not more so, for many organisations.
Boyes Turner’s Intellectual Property team specialises in the protection and commercialisation of intellectual property. We combine our legal knowledge with commercial experience and pragmatism to find creative solutions that really work for our clients.
Our team is top ranked by respected independent commentators Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners and has also been rated as one of the UK’s top 30 Intellectual Property practices by World Trade Mark Review. Our practice encompasses both contentious matters, supporting you in the event of rights infringement, and non-contentious work, helping you to secure registrations of your rights and optimise their protection and monetisation in your commercial engagements.
Who we help
Our Intellectual Property team is highly experienced and equipped to advise and represent you on obtaining, protecting, exploiting and enforcing intellectual property rights. Their expertise spans trade marks and branding, copyright, rights in data and software, patents, design rights and image rights.
Our service covers the UK and includes international advice. Intellectual property laws vary across jurisdictions, so we work closely with our network of international professionals to protect your intellectual property wherever you may require.
Our IP lawyers regularly assist with clients commercialising their IP rights to generate valuable income. We can help with licensing, sale and purchase of IP rights.
Enforcements and defence
If you have difficulty upholding your rights against infringers, or have had an infringement raised against you, we coordinate fast and effective actions on your behalf to protect you and your assets.
IP strategy and development
Whether you are engaging in R&D, acquiring or commissioning new IP, or reviewing existing your assets, our experts will provide bespoke advice for your business, to ensure your IP is secure and managed effectively.
IP acquisition and due diligence
Our experts will review and investigate the scope, chain of title and restrictions on use of IP rights to be acquired during an IP purchase or company acquisition, and prepare the contracts you need to secure it.
Our team have huge experience advising on joint ventures, which often involve the creation, transfer, or use of intellectual property.
The various departments seem to integrate well, and any inquiry or difficulty not the speciality of our contact is easily and readily passed to another exceptional department at Boyes.