|Nationally regarded as a
leader in the field of designs and
copyright, our intellectual property
department delivers astute,
commercially driven advice.
For many businesses intellectual
property is a major asset.
Intellectual property rights
represent significant value and need
to be protected and effectively
Taylors' best known individuals
specialise in intellectual property, dealing
with the full range of strategic, licensing,
contractual and disputes advice.
The department’s creative expertise
covers the setting up of merchandising and product
licensing deals, trade marks and joint
Our intellectual property disputes team have
a wealth of experience that ranges from
substantial and highly technical patent
actions to obtaining emergency injunctions
on a few hours notice. We can cover actions
in more than one country working with
selected (tried and tested) overseas agents.
Key Intellectual Property Services
- Protection of designs
- Copyright, patent or design
- Passing off
- Technology transfer agreements
- Trade marks/brands
- Licensing deals
- Joint ventures
- Character merchandising
- Know how licensing
- Dealing with creative employees
As a market-leading textile and wallcovering product designer, we found we were having increasing problems with our innovative designs being copied. Through Taylors, we embarked on a policy of "zero tolerance" which led to our initiating a number of copyright infringement claims, culminating in a major action which went all the way to the House of Lords. That action was wholly successful, in that not only did we win the claim and establish – for the benefit of the industry as a whole – new parameters for infringement tests, we also laid down a marker against less scrupulous competitors
Product Development Director,
I would like to thank you greatly for your excellent and persistent counsel throughout. There is no way we would have achieved a positive outcome without your guidance. This expertise and support will now have a very welcome financial effect.
Mr Mark Radford