Intellectual property refers to creations of the mind: inventions; literary and artistic works; and symbols, names and images used in commerce.
Industrial Property includes patents for inventions, trademarks, industrial designs and geographical indications. Copyright covers literary works (such as novels, poems and plays), films, music, artistic works (e.g., drawings, paintings, photographs and sculptures) and architectural design.
Rights related to copyright include those of performing artists in their performances, producers of phonograms in their recordings, and broadcasters in their radio and television programs.
Our team provides comprehensive legal services in the areas of intellectual property rights covering patent, copyright, trademark, franchise issues and geographical indicators. Our specialist intellectual property and technology lawyers work closely with clients to develop, protect, promote and enforce their intellectual property rights.
They advise on all aspects of the exploitation and use of intellectual property rights and both contentious and non-contentious enforcement of intellectual property rights (including patents, plant breeders rights, unregistered and registered designs, copyright and database rights, trade marks and the law of passing off).
The Intellectual Property Practice Group litigates and provides advice on:
Registration of trademarks and IPRs through regional and international organisations.
Interim usufruct and limitations.
Transfer and Licensing Rights.
Legal actions against infringements.
Data protection and data privacy issues and strategies.
Acquisition of rights.
Transactions involving licensing and the transfer of technology, technology joint ventures & research and development.