Globalisation and the growth of the digital economy have brought the significance of intellectual property (IP) into the spotlight like never before.
We help our clients to protect, preserve and enforce their IP rights and advise them on exploiting their assets for the benefit of their businesses. From litigation against patent trolls to software copyright analysis and licensing, our IP lawyers help our clients to maximise the value of their IP, both in the UK and internationally.
We advise clients from a range of sectors, including publishers, technology houses and manufacturing, as well as local authorities, consultants and a number of high-profile sports personalities.
Our experience in IP law and procedure includes:
Fladgate LLP handles soft IP litigation across the media and sports sectors, with particular expertise in publishing and e-publishing. The team also advises on data protection and security, e-commerce, digital media and social media. It acted for Monster Energy on a number of marketing and advertising campaigns. Digital Cinema Media, Odeon Cinemas and Parkway Cinemas are also clients. IP, technology and commercial specialist Eddie Powell heads the team. James Earl, who joined from Pinsent Masons LLP in 2016, leads the sports group; corporate lawyer David Robinson handles capital markets and M&A in the technology and publishing sectors. Commercial lawyer Alan Wetterhahn is also noted.
IP lawyer Eddie Powell successfully defended The United Kingdom Ukulele Orchestra in a trade mark and passing-off dispute with the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain.
The “highly competent” publishing team at Fladgate LLP “understands the industry and provides practical advice”. The team is commended for their “proactive, reliable support”.