Our specialist intellectual property and technology lawyers advise on all aspects of the exploitation and use of intellectual property rights and the acquisition and use of information technology products and services. We work in a variety of industries and our specialist industry knowledge coupled with our intellectual property expertise ensures that we are able to provide cost effective advice throughout Europe that is innovative and adds value. We are experienced in providing commercial legal advice and corporate finance services geared to our technology rich clients. Our lawyers are also experienced in dispute resolution and the enforcement of intellectual property rights (including patents, unregistered and registered designs, copyright and database rights, trade marks and the law of passing off).
We offer particular expertise in relation to acquisition of rights, transactions involving licensing and the transfer of technology, technology joint ventures, research and development, supply and distribution agreements, and dispute resolution.
We advise both established and developing businesses and have been involved in a number of mergers and acquisitions, restructurings and public offerings in this field, as well as competition law issues which may arise. We also advise clients on legal issues connected with introducing products to the market such as branding, product information leaflets and advertising.
Additionally, we have considerable expertise dealing with data protection and data privacy issues and strategies. Our experts advise clients exploiting technology (such as radio frequency identification and biometrics) that involves using, transmitting and trading in information personal to the individual.
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