Our intellectual property disputes team works closely with experts from our media and technology team as well as a specific IP litigation team to deliver specialist, commercially-focused advice to our varied and high-profile clients.

We are best known for our work with clients in sports, food and drink, energy, entertainment, financial services and life sciences, and have a reputation for fighting our clients’ corner and assisting them in achieving their business objectives.

Our team is experienced in dealing with all forms of intellectual property disputes, whether related to trademarks, copyrights, designs or patents.

We have advised on database rights and regularly take action to protect our clients’ confidential information. We can also secure search and seize orders, or “Section 1” orders, under the Administration of Justice (Scotland) Act and have experience in deploying multiple teams to multiple locations to raid alleged infringers.  

We are also specialists in online IP protection.

The phenomenon of online counterfeiters is a problem for many clients and working closely with our network of specialists in other countries, we act on a global scale in supporting clients on international intellectual property disputes.

As part of our online disputes offering we bring our experience of domain name disputes to bear, and have had considerable success with claims before Nominet, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and other tribunals.