Brands and Intellectual Property
One of the most important things you can do is to protect your name, brand identity, content and design. If you've invented or created something, you need to be able to make use of and benefit from it without interference from others.
We advise companies and individuals on their inventions, the protection of their content, name and brands, across all sectors.
We deal with the creation, utilisation and protection of confidential information, patents, design rights and trademarks, including industrial, TMT, music, film, TV and publishing. Whether you sell beer or children's toys, or you're an industrial designer or medical inventor, we can help you.
"Boeuf a la mode!" Del Boy character is a literary work in recent judgment
In a ruling published this week, a judge (after watching 3 episodes) said that the character of Del Boy was a literary work, and that each script of the much loved sitcom Only Fools and Horses was a d...
10.06.2022 / Read More
The Shape of Copyright
Ed Sheeran has just won a long-running High Court copyright battle over his 2017 hit track “Shape of You” (Sheeran and others v Chokri and others  EWHC 827 (Ch) (6 April 2022), which...
12.04.2022 / Read More
Video Games, Robots and Arches
As we move into 2022 we thought we’d take a look at three recent legal decisions in the tech/intellectual property space that might be of interest to content providers, platforms, inventors and...
01.02.2022 / Read More
Protecting your creations: are ideas two a penny?
With the increasing influx of creative talent to the South West, it seems like a good moment to consider the sort of issues faced by those who wish to protect and exploit intellectual property, in par...
26.10.2021 / Read More
Trademarks and caterpillars
You may have seen the battle of the caterpillar cakes on social media, as M&S takes legal action against Aldi, arguing that the supermarket's “Cuthbert the Caterpillar” cake infringes...
22.04.2021 / Read More