03 Aug 2017
THE Leeds office of leading North law firm Ward Hadaway has been shortlisted for four industry awards.
Good ideas are in the DNA of every successful business, but how do you ensure your ideas are protected?
New technology and globalisation have combined to shrink the world, opening up more opportunities for businesses, but also increasing the scope for valuable ideas and key brands to be copied.
How can you ensure your intellectual property is safeguarded whilst at the same time making the most of its potential?
Protecting, developing and exploiting the commercial potential of ideas is in the blood of our intellectual property team.
From hi-tech start-ups and entrepreneurs to international brands, we are trusted to take care of a wide range of intellectual property in the UK and across the world.
Taking the right approach to intellectual property rights can protect your ideas, expand the markets for your products or services and prevent your competitors from making use of technology that you own or have developed.
Our intellectual property team is made up of specialists working in all industry sectors with the experience and commercial approach that businesses value when developing, protecting and commercialising their intellectual property rights.
Whether helping innovative new businesses in their early stages, managing intellectual portfolios for mature enterprises or helping large businesses break into new international markets, our commitment to high quality advice and support is constant.
And when it comes to infringements, we are there at every step of the process, from notification through to court action, where necessary, while always keeping a close eye on costs.
Our capabilities include:
To find out why talking to us could be one of your best ideas, please get in touch.
"Extremely professional, timely, business-focused and courteous"
"The work and advice we have received from the team at Ward Hadaway has made a significant contribution to how we leverage our commercial programmes worldwide"
"High-quality advice on IP commercialisation and protection for clients ranging from emerging technology companies and university spin-outs to multinational corporations. Noted for expertise in all core IP rights."
"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."
"Significant trade mark expertise, handling invalidity, opposition and infringement litigation."
"The team works closely with colleagues in the firm's Leeds and Manchester offices to provide a comprehensive service to its national client base."
“Commercial adaptability, co-operative approach and polished business acumen throughout all levels, from assistant to partner.”