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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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Richard Hammond

Richard Hammond

r.hammond@rotheras.co.uk

Richard Hammond is a Dispute Resolution specialist and mediator at Nottingham-based law firm Rotheras Solicitors. Richard is also a notary public, processing client documents for international use.

Robert Haggis

Robert Haggis

r.haggis@rotheras.co.uk

Robert Haggis is a Senior Associate in Corporate and Commercial Law at Rotheras and has over 35 years’ experience as a barrister and 20 years’ experience working in-house across international markets.

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Billy Shaw

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Billy advises businesses on a range of commercial and corporate issues and is happy to assist you with buying or selling businesses, corporate mergers and shareholder agreements

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