Intellectual Property Solicitors

Our knowledge, your gain

"DMH Stallard are first-class - knowledgeable, focused, commercially aware and, above all, sensitive and supportive in a difficult situation. I am very pleased and impressed."

Chambers and Partners UK 2022

Consistently ranked as a leading intellectual property law firm, our intellectual property lawyers create and retain value by helping you protect and leverage value from your intellectual property rights and assets.

The team is comprised of intellectual property lawyers with an outstanding track record across the IP lifecycle, from advisory and transactional matters to enforcement, litigation and conflict resolution.

We are rated by Chambers & Partners and Legal 500 as leading specialists in intellectual property law, working across the UK and internationally, to ensure your rights are registered, protected, enforced and defended in the most cost-effective and appropriate manner.

We offer a comprehensive range of intellectual property services across your sectors, including technology, retail, manufacturing, fashion and luxury goods, media, publishing and the creative industries including film, music, broadcasting, advertising and design.

Our services and experience covers trade marks; patents; design rights; copyright; database rights; franchising, licensing and distributor arrangements; confidential information and know how; competition and trading practices; privacy and image rights; advertising and regulatory compliance.

How our intellectual property lawyers work

Our large team of specialist intellectual property lawyers enjoy excellent relationships with the best firms of patent and trade mark attorneys, specialist barristers, corporate financiers and investors, enquiry agents and forensic technology and accountancy teams in the UK, as well as an excellent network of lawyers across the world (through Law Europe International) to implement your strategies for managing your intellectual property and associated rights.  We are also able to run private criminal prosecutions where your intellectual property is stolen or you are the victim of cyber criminals.

We offer an intellectual property audit service to identify what rights you have, what protection you need and how you can put in place a strategy for managing your intellectual property.

If you need to file applications to register patents, designs or trade marks, we can help you with that.

Our team are members of the other leading trade and membership organisations in this field, including Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys, Intellectual Property lawyers Association, Law Society European Group, Society for Computers and Law and British Literary & Artistic Copyright Association.

Key Contacts

Tim Ashdown
John Yates
Robert Ganpatsingh
Clive Lee

Tim Ashdown

Partner
Senior litigation Partner specialising in commercial litigation, IP and technology-related disputes
Brighton - Jubilee St & London

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John Yates

Partner
Specialist in business contracts and technology, media and intellectual property law
Gatwick

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Robert Ganpatsingh

Partner
Expert in dispute resolution including mediation, arbitration, adjudication and litigation
Brighton - Jubilee St

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Clive Lee

Partner
Expert in Dispute Resolution for UK and Multi-national clients including Luxury Brands, Automotive, Manufacturing and Engineering
Gatwick

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