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Intellectual Property

Intellectual Property at a glance

Our international team is here to give you the freedom to operate. We can assist you at all stages of your business lifecycle from opportunity to offering.

More about Intellectual Property service

Confidential Information

Ideas, techniques and know-how can lie at the heart of a business. Pinsent Masons' international intellectual property team is dedicated to helping you to protect those intangible valuables that help you to stand out from your competitors.

Copyright

Copyright is an extremely valuable, often unrecognised or misunderstood right which protects a whole range of original materials including written materials, software, artistic materials, music and dramatic works. It arises automatically without the need for registration in most countries and protects these materials from unauthorised copying. It is essential in business to identify such rights,...

Database Rights

The know how gained and information held within a business is one of a company's most valuable assets. Database rights can protect these assets.

Designs

Our intellectual property team are experts in the field of design law which, in essence, covers the appearance of any product or the shape or configuration of any article.

Patents

Whether you are looking for advice on patent protection for your inventions, licensing technology to others to maximise value, licensing technology for your own use, considering patent litigation - or somewhere in between - our large international patents team can help.

Trade Marks and Passing off

Trade Marks represent the reputation of your business, the quality of your products and services and your expertise and knowledge. They are valuable assets and it is essential that they are properly managed, protected and exploited.