Our intellectual property attorneys are experienced in all aspects of design and industrial copyright matters on a global basis.
We advise on the protection, maintenance and enforcement of design rights and the relationship between registered design, unregistered design and copyright.
We have a dedicated design renewal team experienced in the maintenance of design registrations around the world. Clients can access their records via a secure online link and use our online UK & European Community Design Renewal Service to substantially reduce renewal costs.
We offer a full range of design services in the areas detailed below
Advising on the availability for use of new designs and their registrability.
Applying for and obtaining registration in the UK, at the European Community’s Designs Registry (“EUIPO”) and overseas.
Design portfolio management
Maintaining and renewing registrations. Assessing and evaluating the scope of clients’ design portfolios.
Advice on design infringement and validity, both registered and unregistered.
Assignments and licences
Drafting assignments and licences and applying to record ownership changes and third party interests.
Due diligence work
Assistance and advice on acquiring and disposing of designs as part of business acquisitions.
Advising on industrial copyright and how copyright interrelates with design law.
Richard has over 25 years’ continuous experience in the patent profession, firstly in private practice, then in the patent department of Philips Electronics and most recently running his own practice, which has been merged with Stevens, Hewlett and Perkins. Richard works primarily in the fields of electronics and mechanical engineering, especially in software and systems, packaging, display, lighting, caravan, machinery and security technologies. Richard also handles a significant amount of design work, particularly UK registered and unregistered design rights.
Peter has worked as a trade mark lawyer for over 30 years, qualifying as a trade mark attorney in 1994 and then becoming a partner in 2005. His experience and sound understanding of trade mark law and how to achieve successful outcomes in complex situations is rated highly by his clients. Much of Peter’s practice is built on client recommendation.
Peter specialises in the protection, exploitation and enforcement of trade marks. He is involved continuously in a wide variety of…
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