To make your IP work as hard as possible for your business, you need the very best advice when you develop and exploit it – whether that involves partnering, acquisition or licensing. Our IP specialists ensure that you secure the rights you need to develop your business and extract maximum value out of the exploitation of your IP through licensing, partnering or disposal. We focus on your commercial priorities, while managing legal risks, to provide creative and cost-effective solutions. We advise on the full range of intellectual property, competition and tax issues that arise when business engage in third-party collaborations and licences, brand demergers and group IP holding structures. We also help realise the balance-sheet value of IP assets through disposals and the use and securitisation of IP portfolios.

With IP specialists in all of the key European jurisdictions, we advise clients from Europe, North America and Asia on their key European IP acquisitions, developments and licences. Combining our intellectual property, competition and tax expertise, we provide creative, cost-effective solutions to enable our clients to secure the IP rights they need and to exploit them effectively. We have particular experience of FRAND licensing issues which relate to standard essential patents.

Experience


Liquavista

Assisted on a range of IP collaboration agreements (with the likes of Samsung, Sharp, Texas Instruments and Plastic Logic) concerning Liquavista's innovative electronic screen technology for use in mobile devices.

Witwood Food

Advised on a number of cross-licensing arrangements for food recipes and patented food technology processes.

ASLAN Pharmaceuticals

Advised on all their in-licences of drug compounds, collaboration agreements and subsequent out-licences.

First Utility

Advised on the expansion of this UK business in Germany utilising one of the world’s most famous brands under licence.

SynTech Bio-Energy

Advised on the complex negotiations on technology licensing and IP ownership issues for this US company entering the European market arising from a collaboration to establish a waste gasification plant.

Brentronics

Assisted in negotiating a license agreement with Thales, in order to preserve the client’s IP rights. Thales had reproduced the interface of our client's battery (to be compatible with Thales’ battery converter configured from this interface). We asserted our client's IP rights, including their trademark rights, and imposed a license on Thales so that it could continue to use this interface on its own products.

PDU Music and Productions SA

Assisted in the drafting and negotiation of a contract concerning the use of the voice, profile, signature and digitalized graphic representation of the image of the famous Italian artist ‘Mina’ for the realization of promotional initiatives by the TIM telephone operator.

PDU Music and Productions SA

Assisted in the drafting and negotiation of contracts with Radiotelevisione Svizzera for the exploitation of a series of recordings, including communication to the public through electronic communication networks, digital platforms and social media.

Stefano Fontana

Assisted Stefano Fontana, a famous Italian DJ, composer and performer of his own songs that create “sound identity” for retailers worldwide in negotiating a service agreement with an Italian company engaged in the business of solution design, content creation and development, system integration, installation and management of in-store digital communication.

OKI DOKI

Assisted in the negotiation of the agreement with an influencer (to act as the programme host) concerning the creation of a TV format and its production as a TV programme for broadcasting in Italy.

Opera Co-Pro

Cooperation with Opera Co-Pro, an English company dealing with the management of co-production projects and the commissioning of new operas, with the scope of serving as legal advisor to the registered users in relation to any initiatives arising through Opera Co-Pro’s website (mainly performing arts companies, artists, composers, publishers).

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