Lyndsey Ratcliffe
Partner, Head of Dispute Resolution


Intellectual property disputes

Intellectual property disputes


Lyndsey Ratcliffe
Partner, Head of Dispute Resolution

Intellectual property disputes

If your Intellectual Property Rights are under threat, clear advice and immediate action will minimise disruption to your business

You invest significant time and money in your brand and so it’s important to safeguard your creative effort and protect investment by policing and enforcing your Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs).

However hard you try to protect your business, someone, somewhere in the world could still exploit your creative right or attempt to trade on your goodwill in order to make money.  It may be flattering to have your ideas copied, but the commercial reality is that it’s unfair and the impact to your business can be significant.

Our dispute resolution lawyers have extensive experience of intellectual property disputes and are on hand to help you identify and mitigate areas of risk so that infringement is avoided wherever possible.

Where infringement does occur, we adopt a solutions-based approach from the outset in response to your commercial objectives.

We implement a proportionate strategy designed to resolve the issue in a timely and cost effective manner, whether though traditional court proceedings, or through alternative dispute resolution methods such as mediation.

We can advise you and act on:

  • domain name disputes
  • trade mark infringement
  • passing off 
  • copyright infringement
  • registered and unregistered design right infringement
  • infringement of database rights
  • breach of confidence

If you suspect your rights are being threatened you need to act quickly!

Lyndsey Ratcliffe, Partner, Head of Dispute ResolutionFor more information on intellectual property disputes and to start a conversation on how we can help you please contact Lyndsey Ratcliffe, Partner, Head of Dispute Resolution.

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