IP Litigation & Strategy

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Ranked as a top-tier IP litigation team by the world’s leading legal publications, Gowling WLG’s unique combination of legal experience and in-depth industry knowledge enables us to better understand your business and protect the full value of your IP.

For over 125 years, Gowling WLG has been helping the world’s top organisations maximise their intellectual property assets and protect what makes them unique.

From “bet the company” IP litigation to the smallest skirmish, our top-ranked IP litigators can work with you to obtain outcomes that are strategically aligned with your business goals.

We’ve successfully represented clients in all levels of court and administrative tribunals on cases involving trademark and patent infringement and validity, the misappropriation of confidential information and theft of trade secrets, IP licensing disputes, and copyright infringement.

Gowling WLG provides services to clients across a wide range of industries — from life sciences, energy and natural resources to information technology, entertainment, aviation, manufacturing and automotive. Our broad sector-focused expertise allows us to understand the areas that matter to your business and the specific needs of your industry. Our services include the following:

Copyright, design and trade secrets

  • Copyright litigation and advocacy
  • Design right litigation
  • Trade secret enforcement and defence - both litigation and pre-litigation


  • Patent enforcement and defence
  • Patented medicines advice and litigation, including listing
  • Data package exclusivity
  • Product life cycle issues, including regulatory
  • Protecting innovator rights
  • Licensing - both litigation and pre-litigation
  • Related competition issues


  • Trademark enforcement and litigation
  • Border enforcement
  • Impeachment and cancellation
  • Anti-piracy and enforcement (civil and criminal)
  • Comparative advertising litigation

The protection and promotion of your intellectual property assets requires strategic thinking, careful planning and constant vigilance. When your IP is threatened, you need the support of a top-ranked legal team.

Our UK team delivers practical, cost-effective legal advice to help you grow and protect your business — wherever it takes you. Please get in touch with us to find out how we can help you.