What our intellectual property lawyers do
What they say
"… personable and really understand the issues … very easy to discuss matters with via phone or email and provide clear and concise advice ... TMT group head Tim Ashdown is the name to note in litigation matters."
Legal 500 UK 2020
As leaders in the field of intellectual property law, and with a national and international reach
, DMH Stallard is ideally placed to help you resolve any disputes which may arise in relation to the protection and management of your intellectual property rights and assets.
Our specialist intellectual property team includes experienced civil and criminal litigation lawyers who have a track record of dealing with disputes effectively and on a commercial basis.
Our team will resolve the infringement or theft of your trade marks, patents, design rights, copyright, database rights, confidential information and know how. They also advise on unfair competition and trading practices, employee management and all related contractual and reputational issues.
The team uses Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), arbitration, mediation and expert determination as effective ways of resolving disputes on amicable and commercial terms. The team includes partners who are accredited mediators with The Centre for Dispute Resolution (CEDR) and is experienced in running cases through the High Court and London’s Intellectual Property Enterprise Court.
How our intellectual property lawyers work
The team has a wealth of litigation and conflict resolution experience, having been involved in some of the most important intellectual property cases in recent years. We have strong relationships with the best firms of patent and trade mark attorneys, specialist barristers, corporate financiers and investors, enquiry agents and forensic accountant in the UK, as well as an excellent Community-wide network of lawyers to implement your European IP strategies.
We know that the pricing of legal services is a key issue for our clients and have responded to this demand for commercially-priced legal services and financial certainty.
How we've helped
The team represented BSKYB in its long running claim against TV Catchup and was successful in preventing unlicensed broadcasts of Sky’s free-to-air channels.