Freeths LLP

Intellectual Property Department

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The team is based in the West Midlands but its reach is nationwide. We offer a full range of traditional IP services including contentious and non-contentious trade mark, designs and copyright work and patent litigation. In addition, the team also provides bespoke advertising, marketing, product clearance and other advice as to best exploit and enforce clients’ own IP and avoid infringing the IP of others. With a fully integrated filing and prosecution practice matched by seasoned litigators, the team is able to offer a seamless and holistic service for the efficient management and effective enforcement of intellectual property rights. This wide range of services has attracted an impressive portfolio of clients including some well known household names and helped build an extensive network of fellow practitioners around the world.

The team delivers a quality fixed price trade mark and design filing service, early-warning services, company name tribunal complaints and domain name disputes. Simon and his team also have particular expertise in advertising cases, including cases of trade mark infringement in comparative advertising, complaints to the ASA and appeals to the Independent Reviewer.

In addition to prosecuting cases the team is well known for defending clients and providing skilled advice on the risks of infringing third party rights; including product, design and trade mark clearance advice. Key sectors include: retail, fashion, manufacturing, hospitality and leisure.