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
Some of the world's largest companies trust us to facilitate their advertising campaigns and product launches. Let our industry-savvy professionals apply their hands-on experience and flexible, creative approach to help you navigate complex regulatory environments and effectively advertise your goods and services.
From advertising, marketing and product regulation, to comparative advertising litigation and managing digital and social media issues, we are well equipped to help you across the full spectrum of advertising and product regulatory issues in a range of areas including entertainment, digital media, sports, pharmaceuticals, and food and drink.
We assist clients in tackling counterfeits offline and online, wherever they may operate. We have broad experience establishing customs recordal programs and other border patrols, blocking sales in physical and electronic markets, reclaiming misappropriated domain names, stopping online copyright and trademark infringement, shutting down online vendors and managing complex litigation.
When your IP is threatened, you need the support of a top-ranked IP law firm with the international strength to pursue claims around the world.
Our award-winning lawyers in Canada, UK, Germany and France have successfully represented clients in all levels of court on cases involving trademark, patent and copyright infringement and validity, the misappropriation of confidential information and theft of trade secrets, defamation, and IP licensing disputes.
We also manage patent litigation throughout the Middle East, China and the ASEAN region via our office in Dubai, and our exclusive association with JurisAsia in Singapore.
We have been a leading IP litigation firm for over 100 years, and our professionals are ranked globally as leaders in the field, with a particular focus on life sciences, natural resources, telecommunications (FRAND), manufacturing, automotive and AI.
From "bet the company" IP litigation to the smallest skirmish, we can obtain the best results for your business - and provide the global legal support you need to defend it.
We have one of the largest patent drafting and prosecution practices in the world. Our team provides direct patent filing in Canada, China, Singapore and the UAE. In those jurisdictions, as well as the UK and Europe, the Middle East and ASEAN regions we also help you to maximise and enforce your patents through strategy, enforcement and commercialisation.
We routinely and efficiently handle large global patent portfolios for many of our clients, some of whom innovate all over the world.
Our life sciences lawyers provide guidance and support across the world, from the early stages of patent protection through to licensing programmes and complex pharmaceutical transactions.
From biotechnology and pharmaceuticals to manufacturing and technology, our team has an unrivalled reputation for industry insight. Many of our 70+ patent professionals hold advanced degrees in engineering, computer science, medicine, chemistry and biochemistry, arming us with the technical knowledge and experience to draft, enforce and commercialise the most effective patents and patent strategies in all areas of innovation.
Our professionals develop clearance and protection strategies that will work wherever you need them - from a homegrown strategy for your local market, to a global approach that is efficient and effective.
Our "one stop shop" service can offer a single point of contact globally, advising startups and major multi-nationals alike on all facets of branding, with a commercial approach to trademarks, designs, copyright, domain names, licensing and enforcement.
We are experienced in managing global portfolios, conducting major clearance exercises and leading cross-border multijurisdictional enforcement programs.
Developing a trade secrets strategy is essential for effective protection of your sensitive business information. And it provides the necessary ground for enforcement, if the need arises. Our international cross-disciplinary team offers comprehensive law advice across legal services – from audit to creating and implementing of trade secret policies to enforcing it globally.
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.