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What is intellectual property law?
The law on intellectual property seeks to protect your rights as a creator/owner of works/products, which can take many forms such as an invention, a written manuscript, a piece of software, a piece of music or a painting, to name but a few examples. It also covers confidential information.
The main intellectual property rights are patents, trade marks, copyright and design rights. Intellectual property law seeks to protect the rights of the creators of products and is an extremely complicated specialist area
How we can help
At Samuels Solicitors, based in Devon, we can advise you on various intellectual property matters which you might need to deal with, including:
- trade mark registrations;
- breaches of confidential information;
- licensing agreements;
- “passing off” issues;
- issues under the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988;
- remedies for the enforcement of intellectual property rights;
- issues concerning confidential information, breaches, position of employees, remedies and defences; and
- issues under the Patent Act 1977.
Trade marks, copyright and computer related copyright issues have become increasing important in recent years, as companies invest more each year in developing brands and other material covered by this increasingly technical subject. Increasing importance is now placed on international protection on intellectual property issues.
Has someone infringed your intellectual property?
If someone is using something that you have created, without your permission, then it is likely that your intellectual property rights have been infringed. Perhaps you have been accused of infringing some else's intellectual property rights.
We will be happy to discuss the options available to you in a free initial consultation.
Contact us by email or telephone today to find out how we can help.
Latest Intellectual Property News
A new case will challenge the right of AI platforms such as Chat GPT to source material created by others.05/10/2023
A High Court claim against Ed Sheeran for breach of copyright is continuing in the High Court, but how can he prove he didn't copy the other musician?25/03/2022
A well-publicised dispute between supermarkets about their caterpillar cakes has been in the news again recently.14/02/2022
The UK has decided not to join the EU patent court, but what will the effect of this be? Our experts can help you.07/04/2020
Are you wondering what will happen to intellectual property rights after Brexit? Read our analysis here.14/01/2019
In a 2018 decision, a small business refused to be brought down by Monster Energy, who lost a case of trademark infringement, despite having deeper pockets.