Our disputes practice is comprehensive: it spans all intellectual property rights and all types of dispute, including infringement, validity, ownership, compensation and contractual disputes.
Most of our cases do not go to trial. We actively pursue pre-action and settlement strategies to achieve an early resolution to meet our clients’ commercial objectives in the most cost effective way.
If proceedings are necessary, we have experience at all levels of the English court system, before the UK and European patent and trade mark offices and appellate tribunals, as well as in many national, state or federal courts in other countries in Europe and the US. Our lawyers have been involved in many of the leading intellectual property cases and have helped to shape the law.
As well as litigation, we have significant experience in mediation and arbitration.