Copyright, Designs and Databases

What our intellectual property lawyers do

What they say

"We have been working with the DMH Stallard team for a number of years and have built an excellent relationship together. The team has helped us resolve a number of disputes, really understands the requirements of our business and is great at providing both legal and commercial solutions. Most importantly, they are down to earth, make legal issues easy to digest and we enjoy working with them"

Rebecca Pearson, Head of Ladies Buying, Office Shoes

DMH Stallard’s intellectual property lawyers are experienced in handling the legal issues relating to the protection, management and infringement of copyright, designs and databases.

The investment you and your employees make in creating assets for you and your business needs to be protected.  Whether operating in the creative industries, manufacturing, media or technology sectors, you need to be aware of the various legal rights which enable you to protect your designs, software and databases and other creative assets, including copyright, the associated database rights as well as registered and unregistered design rights.

Our intellectual property solicitors can help you identify those rights (using an audit where appropriate) and then advise as to how best to protect, exploit and enforce them where necessary.

We provide our clients with commercial strategies in relation to claims and also private criminal prosecutions where appropriate.

We also deliver cross-border solutions for clients trading in multiple jurisdictions, using our international legal network, Law Europe International.

How our intellectual property lawyers work

Our intellectual property lawyers are experts in these specialist areas.  We will help you understand the issues quickly and agree a strategy at the outset for delivering the outcome you require, using informal and formal processes as appropriate.

Our team also includes members of the other leading trade and membership organisations in this field.

Click here to read more about our other intellectual property services.

How we've helped

The team supports well known high street retailer OFFICE SHOES in the protection and enforcement of design rights in its original footwear designs.


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    1 Jubilee Street


    East Sussex

    BN1 1GE

  • Gatwick Office

    Griffin House

    135 High Street


    West Sussex

    RH10 1DQ

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    Wonersh House

    The Guildway

    Old Portsmouth Road



    GU3 1LR

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    Ridgeland House

    15 Carfax


    West Sussex

    RH12 1DY

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    6 New Street Square

    New Fetter Lane


    EC4A 3BF

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