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Welcome to Intellectual property

With more public sector and third sector organisations being encouraged to be entrepreneurial, creating and keeping hold of good ideas is increasing in importance – and potential value.

The importance of branding is also becoming more prominent so how do organisations in the public arena go about ensuring their ideas are protected, not just in the UK but around the globe?

Protecting, developing and exploiting the commercial potential of ideas is in the blood of our intellectual property team.

We are trusted to take care of a wide range of intellectual property in the UK and across the world, not just for international brands and start-up businesses but also for a growing range of bodies and organisations in the public arena.

Taking the right approach to intellectual property rights can protect your ideas, expand the markets for your products or services and prevent others 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 is needed when developing, protecting and commercialising their intellectual property rights.

We are particularly experienced when it comes to advising on joint ventures with private sector partners and in the establishment and management of companies developed from research and work in the universities sector.

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.

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Independent verdict

  • "Ward Hadaway’s team is led by the ‘highly knowledgeable’ Alex Shiel."

    Legal 500
  • "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
  • “Commercial adaptability, co-operative approach and polished business acumen throughout all levels, from assistant to partner.”

    Client quote, Chambers & Partners

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