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What is meant by the term Intellectual Property?

Posted on Friday, 3rd April 2015 by

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Have you or your business created a product or design you wish to protect?  Do you have an unusual or important trading name or logo design you wish to protect?  You may even have written a song or an article that has made its way to the public domain.

Whatever you wish to protect, if it is original and/or innovative and/or capable of being represented in a number of formats, the chances are you can have the benefit of one or more Intellectual Property Right (“IPR”)

IPR is the generic name given to trade marks, copyright, registered design, patents, unregistered design right but is often extended to cover areas such as goodwill, reputation, confidential information, trade secrets and to some extent method implementation.

Whether you are a sole trader, start-up or longstanding business or a budding music / film entrepreneur, undoubtedly you can benefit from properly exploitation and protection of your IPR. It is after all a valuable asset you have worked so hard to properly create and it will often be the brand awareness that establishes you.

At Edward Hands and Lewis Solicitors we understand the need to protect your ideas, products and designs and our understanding of intellectual property legislation can help you make informed decisions about the level of protection you are looking for.  We provide ‘forward thinking hindsight’ and tailored advice in the following, but non-exhaustive, areas:

On a non-exhaustive basis, our experience includes:

  • Prosecution of UK and Community Trade Marks;
  • Licensing, Assignment and Sale of Intellectual Property Rights;
  • Dealing with Opposition proceedings in the Intellectual Property Office;
  • Dispute Resolution within the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court / High Court;
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The information provided in all of our blogs reflects only a narrative of some elements to consider on the topic. The blogs do not contain considered legal advice and should not be relied upon as advice. Please see our website terms and conditions for full details of our disclaimer. If you are interested in obtaining advice, please contact one of our lawyers who will be happy and able to advise you on your own particular circumstances.

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Paul Stubbs - Litigation
Paul Stubbs - Litigation
paul.s@ehlsolicitors.co.uk 01332 862 113
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