Recent Deals

Recent Intellectual Property Deals/Matters 2011 - 212


Trade Mark, Branding, Intellectual Property, Licensing, Brand Acquisition, Software Patents


  • Advising a fast growing arts company on its branding strategy;
  • Advising a start-up media company on its international trade mark filing strategy
  • Advising a product development company on its IP protection and licensing matters
  • Advising in a revocation case in respect of an established trade mark
  • Advising a UK company on the acquisition of a target company’s IPRs
  • Advising a pharmaceutical company on the licensing of its IPRs throughout Europe
  • Advising a UK based broadcaster with its branding strategy in preparation for European launching
  • Advising and assisting a range of companies on commercial and infringement risks in respect of existing IPRs
  • Advising and assisting a range of companies with filing International trade marks under the Madrid Agreement and Protocol;
  • Advising on software patents and the patentability of software programs.


Pharmaceutical Law, Regulatory Law, Due Diligence

  • Advising SME on risks associated with the import/export of certain medicines;
  • Advising SMEs on Marketing authorisations;
  • Advising SMEs on patent infringement






  • Advising on the commercialisation of new products


Trade Mark; Invalidity Proceedings, Licensing Intellectual Property, Patents, Software Patents, Software, Copyright, Freedom to operate searches, patents


  • Advising a range of SME's on IP rights including: copyright, trade marks, registered designs, patents and know how as well as brand value enhancement
  • Advising on Community trade mark strategies for European based group companies
  • Drafting, filing and prosecuting trade mark applications for a variety of clients
  • Advising a company owning a reputable brand in a valuable passing off action
  • Advising and assisting a number of other clients in passing off actions
  • Advising and assisting clients in trade mark invalidity actions with regards to their trade mark rights
  • Advising clients on disputes arising out of ownership/joint ownership of copyright
  • Advising and assisting clients in trade mark revocation actions
  • Filing and prosecuting International Trade Mark Applications
  • Acting for a celebrity artist in protecting and managing the celebrity's intellectual property portfolio
  • Advising and assisting a UK company in the European protection and exploitation of its software
  • Advising an SME on the merits of commencing invalidity proceedings in the UK Trade Marks Registry in relation to the SME’s trade mark registration;
  • Conducting patent evaluation for SME;
  • Acting on behalf of an independent film company to secure rights in a feature film
  • Acting for an International company in the licensing of its IPRs to a foreign company
  • Advising companies on their IP rights, patent protection and branding
  • Advising numerous start-ups and SME's on the various options, IP and agreements required within their industry
  • Advising numerous online businesses on IP protection, terms of business of commercialization of opportunities
  • Advising a number of franchisors on franchise models and particularly on the protection and exploitation of their IPRs
  • Drafting numerous assignments of intellectual property rights in software and website contents
  • Drafting copyright licences for exploitation of copyright works
  • Negotiating copyright clearances for the use of written lyrics from numerous chart hits for a prominent author
  • Conducting patent evaluations for clients in various industry sectors
  • Conducting patent evaluations for a global client in the generic drugs sector
  • Advising on the legal and commercial aspects of distribution of IPRs between UK, Europe and USA
  • Conducting freedom to operate searches for a number of clients in a range of industry sectors



Sale and Purchase of Assets (IPRs)


  • Advising and assisting in the sale and purchase of the assets of businesses in particular their IPRs


Pharmaceutical and Regulatory Law, Proceeds of Crime, Unauthorised Use of Trade Mark, Counterfeit Drugs, Advertising of Pharmaceutical Products


  • Advising a large Pharmaceutical Company on the grounds upon which to challenge a Traditional Herbal Registration;
  • Advising SME on marketing authorisation in relation to its electronic cigarettes;
  • Conducting due diligence for SME and advising SME in relation to Dealing in counterfeit goods, Proceeds of Crime and offence under the Trade Marks Act (unauthorised use);
  • Advising SME on the import of veterinary products into the UK, obtaining the necessary licences and marketing authorisation for veterinary medicinal products;
  • Conducting technical due diligence in relation to the import/export of certain medicines;
  • Conducted a evaluation of patents to determine whether a product would be classed as a medicinal product under the EC Directive and whether a marketing authorisation would be required to sell the product in the UK and the rest of Europe.
  • Acting for a subsidiary of a large European Pharmaceuticals company in the acquisition of pharmaceutical products
  • Advising on the setting up of on-line pharmacies and associated risks
  • Assisting clients with regulatory compliance issues surrounding on-line pharmacies
  • Conducting due diligence in respect of structuring of online pharmacies
  • Assisting clients with legal issues surrounding advertising pharmaceutical products, especially on the Internet
  • Advising clients on setting up pharmaceutical wholesale entities, assisting clients with obtaining pharmaceutical wholesale licences
  • Advising clients on setting up pharmaceutical wholesale entities, assisting clients with obtaining pharmaceutical wholesale and marketing authorisations
  • Advising companies on the barriers to entry into the UK pharmaceutical and medical device sectors


Internet Law; Internet Dispute


  • Advising SME on regarding the use of its name by third parties on the internet and, in particular, the fact that Google is providing the terms 'fraud' and 'scam' as suggested names when you type thee SME’s name in the Google box as part of its suggested tool;
  • Commenced Proceedings for two separate cases in the High Court to recover damages in an Internet law case in respect of breach of contract and wrongful retention of data and database. The case was successfully settled;
  • Advising and assisting a number of online businesses 


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