Intellectual Property Disputes
Intellectual Property Disputes
As a creator, designer or inventor your intellectual property may be one of your greatest assets, so protecting your work is probably at the forefront of your business aims. Whilst some intellectual property is automatically protected, certain forms need to be registered at the Intellectual Property Office or other appropriate body in order to be afforded protection.
When someone infringes your intellectual property rights it means they have used, copied or exploited your property without your permission. If you have found someone infringing your intellectual property rights it is important to seek legal advice early to remedy the situation as soon as possible and to prevent ongoing infringement.
Why use Rotheras for Intellectual Property Disputes?
We fully understand that discovering that someone has infringed upon your IP rights can be both disappointing and frustrating. At Rotheras we are well-versed in dealing with intellectual property disputes and can help you in resolving your claim, receiving damages and securing your intellectual property rights for the future.
We can advise on whether your work has been infringed or you think you are responsible for infringing someone else’s designs.
We will work with you to identify your intellectual property rights and can advise on whether these rights have been exploited.
We listen to what you want to achieve from litigation and devise a strategy to meet those goals.
Where possible we will avoid your case progressing to issuing court proceedings by seeking other remedies via alternative dispute resolution.
We can advise on various methods available to resolve the matter, from injunctions and compensation to destruction or delivery up of the infringing material.
Where court proceedings are necessary we have a wealth of experience in appearing before the courts to both pursue and defend litigation.
We can act for various industries on a broad range of issues.
We can also advise you on protecting your intellectual property online.
We can help you with:
- Trademark infringements
- Copyright infringements
- Patent infringements
- Registered design infringements
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Chambers UK, 2018
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New motoring offence of ‘Causing Serious Injury by Careless Driving’ comes into effect
As of 28 June 2022, a new offence of causing serious injury by careless or inconsiderate driving will apply. If your driving is “below” the expected and results in the “serious injury” of another, then this can be construed as causing serious injury by careless or inconsiderate driving.
Posted on 28/06/2022