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.

  • This is the most practical and user friendly team of lawyers we have come across. We have had consistently sensible, business aware advice over several years. Part of the reason is the time and trouble the team are prepared to take to understand our business.

  • Unanimously very impressed with the service – a very reliable and client-friendly outfit.

  • Shepherd and Wedderburn is "a pleasure to work with".