When people come to us with a good idea, they want creative solutions for bringing that idea to fruition. They want a fresh approach, backed up by a pragmatic outlook and sound legal knowledge.
They also want practical help. In the current climate, it is essential to protect your assets and to maximise their potential. Therefore, all our intellectual property specialists offer you an entrepreneurial approach. We’re here to make ideas and businesses grow, not to stifle them.
We advise a wide variety of clients on intellectual property law matters. They include Scotland’s leading research universities, healthcare companies, and IP consultancies. We are on the legal panel of the Intellectual Assets Centre, providing intellectual property law advice to its own clients. Our work for Edinburgh and St Andrews universities means we handle large volumes of IP work, much of it complex. We also work with numerous start-up and spin-out companies whose IP portfolios are fundamental to the success of their business.
We are happy to advise you on a broad range of IP areas, for example:
- commercialisation of IP
- protection against infringements
- drafting and negotiating contract agreements and licences
- copyright and designs
- media communications and agreements (television, publishing and music)
- e-commerce and internet
- contentious intellectual property matters.
We are one of the few law firms in Scotland to have a dedicated team specialising in ‘pure’ intellectual property, as opposed to a team that handles IP and technology issues in tandem. Wherever necessary, our specialist IP and technology teams work closely together to help clients.
Our intellectual property team is highly regarded across the UK. Head of the team David Wood is recommended as an expert by The Legal 500 2011 Guide. Members of our team are dual-qualified in England and Scotland, meaning we can advise clients north and south of the border.
To explain some of the IP and other issues you need to consider if you want to commercialise a research idea, we have also published a brochure on Spin-outs – what you need to know. Lindsays Guide for Spin Outs
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25 February 2013
The movie awards season is in full swing with last night's Academy Awards attracting a global audience. What has happened in the world of movies shows how every business needs to adapt and be focused on protecting its intellectual property in the digital age.