“The team ‘goes the extra mile’ to keep the client happy”.
Legal 500, 2012
Our team of more than 100 professionals advises on the acquisition, exploitation, use and enforcement of intellectual property rights and information technology. We provide cost effective advice to clients on a global basis that is innovative and adds value.
We have expertise in a wide-range of areas, including pharmaceuticals and life sciences, information technology, transportation, mining and commodities, financial services, and energy. Many of our professionals have advanced scientific degrees to complement their practical experience.
We provide advice and representation at all stages of the product lifecycle. We have expertise in relation to the acquisition of rights, licensing, technology transfers, joint ventures, research and development, supply and distribution agreements, data protection (test data exclusivity) and data privacy. Several of our offices have developed particular expertise in relation to patent and trade-mark prosecution and, with the assistance of our vast network of associates, are poised to ensure the protection of patents and trade-marks worldwide.
We provide strategic advice to established and developing companies. We have been involved in a number of mergers and acquisitions, public offerings, restructurings and competition law issues. We advise clients on legal issues connected with introducing products to the market, such as branding, product information leaflets and advertising.
We are leaders in dispute resolution and the enforcement of intellectual property rights (including patents, trade marks, copyright and database rights, unregistered and registered designs, and the law of passing off) and have appeared in trial and appellate courts around the world.