Intellectual Property

Between them, our lawyers in our Intellectual Property practice group are specialists in virtually all aspects of intellectual property. This is a sector in constant flux that keeps presenting new pitfalls and barriers. It is also a sector that, due to globalisation and the internet, continues to grow and becomes more complex. This includes issues of knowhow protection, inventions, trade names, slavish imitation, the permissibility of advertising statements and unlawful publications. However, we are also experts when it comes to drawing up a brand strategy and negotiating both joint venture agreements and license agreements.

The above requires alertness, the ability to stay on top of developments, and creativity - all qualities of our teammembers.  

Recent cases

  • Completion (with successful outcome) of patent proceedings in the scaffolding sector
    (Scafom International/Layher)
  • Advising a large retail chain on the right legal approach to take in respect of a trademark infringement 
  • Using preliminary relief proceedings to prevent the trade in illegal aquariums, by invoking copyright protection 
  • Assisting a scientific medical association in the exploitation of its knowledge and knowhow 

Areas of expertise

  • Copyrights
  • Domain names
  • Trade names
  • Trademarks and Designs
  • Patent law
  • Advertising


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