When it comes to protecting your brands, your creations and your inventions, you need a trusted intellectual property law firm that will help you to maximise your assets and protect what makes them unique. Your business has invested precious time and resources in their development and they should remain yours to commercialise to their full potential.
Our global intellectual property (IP) practice spans offices worldwide and works across key jurisdictions to provide exceptional IP advice across the full life cycle of your IP rights including advertising and marketing, entertainment and sports, regulatory, patents, trademarks, copyright, design rights and related litigation and transactional work.
Delivering a complete range of IP services, our strength lies in technical excellence and international reach delivered with a collaborative approach. We offer an outstanding team of intellectual property lawyers who will support you wherever you operate around the globe. As your business grows and expands, there is often a desire to venture beyond a country's borders; our international experience allows us to advise businesses operating from locations around the world including the United States, Europe and Asia on the growth of their intangible assets.
They have built a cohesive team where they complement one another. They communicate well and are very good at recommending others within the firm if there is other expertise that I require.Chambers Global
We help IP owners overcome complex obstacles and optimise new opportunities. Every step on the path to market presents different challenges for you and your business. Our IP lawyers will work with you to overcome those challenges by delivering practical, cost-effective legal advice focused on growing and protecting your business.
Our IP practice works as part of a full-service international law firm, allowing us to provide a comprehensive offering that seamlessly combines your IP interests with other facets of your organisation, developing a more holistic picture of your business objectives to ensure your success.
A complete offering in IP law
Looking for IP services in another jurisdiction? Our global IP team operates in Canada, China, France, Germany, Singapore, UAE and UK. Switch your location using the location selector to view further details.
"For many global brand owners, these international titans are the first port of call."
World Trademark Review
We act for many of the world's leading companies and advise them on IP law across Canada, Europe, China, Dubai, Singapore and around the world. Find out more about some of our past projects.
Counsel to numerous businesses with respect to the review of advertising copy, nutrition labels, comparative advertising, sweepstakes and social media.
Advising on all aspects of a food processing company's global brand portfolio including brand strategy, sponsorship agreements, clearance and advising on infringement issues.
Licensing & collaboration
Counsel to several pharmaceutical companies on IP matters relating to the development of COVID-19 vaccines.
Global enforcement programmes
Managing a highly effective global enforcement programme for a household name in relation to one of its most successful products.
Counsel to the leading provider of monetization services for artists and holders of copyrighted intellectual property, respecting plans for expansion of its IP services into Canada.
Lookalikes & passing off
Acting for retail and FMCG clients in relation to lookalike products, often infringing a range of rights from copyright and design rights, to trademarks and passing off.
A winning reputation
Our IP lawyers are committed to delivering results. It's this reputation and our strong track record which has seen our team recognised with a number of high-profile awards and rankings.
Our teams in Canada, China, UAE and the UK are acknowledged among the top firms globally for patent and trademark advisory in the Managing Intellectual Property (MIP) "IP Stars" firm rankings, with a focus on contentious and prosecution work, and for transactions work. MIP also named 37 of our professionals "IP Stars" in 2021, including members of our IP teams in France and Germany.
The World Trademark Review (WTR) named 11 of our team in the 2021 edition of WTR Global Leaders - more professionals than any other firm. 39 of our trademark professionals worldwide earned a total of 47 listings across multiple areas in WTR 1000 2021. The IAM Patent 1000 also listed 34 of our patent professionals across litigation, prosecution and transaction categories in 2021.
The Legal 500, Chambers UK, Chambers Europe, and Chambers Global consistently rank our team across several IP categories in Canada, the UAE and the UK. The Best Lawyers® 2022 Guides also name our lawyers in its France and Germany editions.
Work with us
Our outstanding intellectual property lawyers will support you wherever you operate around the globe; including the most challenging of jurisdictions. Contact us for practical legal advice on protecting and enforcing your IP assets.