Intellectual Property

Serving all the IP needs of global businesses

It is hard to think of a service, product or activity which does not in some way depend on Intellectual Property. From financial institutions to globally recognised brands; business software and computer gaming; sporting events, iconic design; art and fashion, all of the businesses that operate within those industries are entirely dependent on the creation, exploitation and protection of IP – their most valuable asset.

The commercialisation of IP is central to a business's ability to expand and invest but once it becomes a successful asset, the threat of infringement grows substantially as others try to monetise the value of your asset. The internet enables anonymous websites to be set up quickly to sell copycat products to consumers, diminishing your brand and generating huge profits for infringers who steal your ideas, brands and products.

This is why the protection of intellectual property from the outset should be at the core of every business's plans.  As well as the monetary impact, inferior products can damage the reputation and desirability of your brand.

London has always been the landing point for inventions from East and West as a result of its connections with brands, business and finance as well as the strong IP framework underpinned in UK law. At Mishcon we can service every one of our client's IP needs globally.

Why we are different

We deliver a complete range of services with experienced specialists in all aspects of IP helping our clients create, exploit and protect intellectual property throughout the whole life of a brand.

In trade mark filing we have a strategic ability to register and monitor trade marks anywhere in the world. Where appropriate, we work with handpicked, trusted advisors to ensure all rights are fully protected and commercially exploited at all times. Once valuable IP has been created it is a matter of protecting and growing it, domestically and internationally, through activities such as licensing and franchising.

Where we detect an infringement, we work swiftly and tenaciously to stop the breach and deliver a significant return on investment. Utilising our award winning Mishcon Tulip product, we have recovered in excess of $100m for our IP clients over the past ten years.


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