Intellectual Property

In the highly competitive business world, ideas, innovation and branding provide significant opportunities to set one company apart from another. At Shepherd and Wedderburn, our specialist team helps clients protect, manage and commercialise this vital intellectual property (IP).

From semi-conductors to historical novels, drinks branding to confidential formulae, our clients constantly present us with original ideas and interesting problems. Our tailored response can begin at trade mark registration or design right protection. It can encompass IP strategy, from early-stage R&D through to licensing and defence. We can help maintain the IP assets and deal with any potential infringement. We can also assist clients on any IP purchase or in-licensing opportunities and, when the time is right, advise on the sale or out-licensing of their IP to third parties.

Our team has wide-ranging experience of advising businesses on intellectual property issues relating to fund-raising, mergers and acquisitions, IPOs and technology transfers.

"Unanimously very impressed with the service a very reliable and client-friendly outfit." – Chambers, Intellectual Property

Shepherd and Wedderburn is "a pleasure to work with" – Legal 500, TMT – Intellectual Property


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Brexit: What now for UK business?

This webinar, recorded prior to the EU referendum, uses a practical case study of a business with both UK and EU operations and a cross-border corporate structure to demonstrate the Brexit issues to be considered. Our specialist team help you understand how the various scenarios might play out and interrogate those questions that you may wish to address in your own business.

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