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You’ve got a game-changing idea, a solution that will change the world, a challenger brand in the making. Protecting your ideas and maximising their value may not be top of mind for every business rapidly developing products and services, but it should be.

We’re here to help. Our friendly and experienced team of Intellectual Property (IP) specialists can help protect your hard work, offering advice and guidance on the legal ownership of your intellectual property and options on how to safeguard it for the future.

From strategic planning to protect and maximise your ideas and assets, to advice on taking action when your IP is being infringed, our knowledgable team has the know-how to handle it.

And in a digital world where international boundaries and markets are complex, we can help you protect your IP internationally, commercialise it through licencing agreements, as well as offering a Trademarking and design registration support service.

Whatever your needs, our friendly and professional team is here to help and advise, taking care of all the details, while you go out and change the world.

Our services
  • Brand Management and Protection
  • Copyright Issues
  • Franchising
  • Infringement Disputes and Litigation
  • International IP
  • Media and Advertising
  • Patent and Technology Licences
  • Research and Development Agreements
  • Sale and purchase of IP rights
  • Technology Development Projects
  • Trade Mark and Design Registration Portfolio Service
    • Advice on the Registrability of Trade Marks and Designs
    • Assisting with the assignment and sale of Trade Marks and Designs
    • Drafting and negotiating Trade Mark and Design Licence Agreements
    • Enforcement of Trade Mark and Design rights, infringement claims and passing off claims
    • Trade Mark and Design filing and registration
    • Trade Mark and Design opposition and invalidation claims
    • Trade Mark and Design portfolio management
    • Trade Mark clearance searches

Contact a specialist

Bill Goodwin

Partner & Chartered Trade Mark Attorney | Head of IP/IT

+44 (0) 330 137 3440

+44 (0)789 448 0152

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What people say

  • Detailed knowledge of subject matter, willingness to assist discrete tasks and push progress, organized summaries and risk analysis.

    Legal 500, client quote
  • Bill Goodwin is excellent. A pleasure to work with and very helpful.

    Legal 500
  • Very knowledgeable and capable of deploying intellectual insight in a practical and efficient way.

    Legal 500
  • Bill Goodwin is great at giving a balanced view, but then making a judgement call and actually directing us down a certain path. We appreciate his openness, professionalism, friendly manner and also his flexible working times, which are very helpful.

    Legal 500
  • The IP team at Ward Hadaway LLP are very entrepreneurial and get behind businesses they believe in.

    Legal 500
  • Ultimately, we use legal professionals to help us navigate complexities and achieve commercially sensible results. Ward Hadaway simply do this extremely well. They highlight the options and aren’t afraid to make a recommendation, which is perhaps the most valuable to us as a client. The individuals are thorough and take a real interest in our business, which puts them in a much better position to advise actions that work in the context of our overall objectives.

    Legal 500, Client quote
  • Indepth knowledge of all legal issues, in particular with regards to data protection and GDPR makes them unique.

  • Strong on brand protection and exploitation issues. Well versed in the full range of trade mark issues, with particular emphasis on defending clients in opposition proceedings.

    Chambers & Partners
  • The team works closely with colleagues in the firm's Leeds and Manchester offices to provide a comprehensive service to its national client base.

    Chambers & Partners

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