Copyright and Patented Material

Extensive knowledge from specialist IP lawyers to ensure your patents, trademarks, databases and designs are securely protected.

  • Securing ownership of your IP
  • Tenaciously pursuing infringement issues
  • Bespoke advice from highly experienced experts

Copyright and Patented Material

So many businesses fail to secure ownership on their copyrighted and patented material. Think:

  • Do your contracts of employment contain a clause that clearly states any material created for you by your employees belongs to your company? If not, we’ll make sure they do.
  • If you use third party contractors, do you have robust agreements in place that transfer ownership of copyright to your organisation once payment has been made for that work? We can craft those contracts for you in order to protect you.
  • Do you have sound agreements in place that prevent consultants or contractors re-using the material they produce for you for their other clients? How do you know the material produced for you hasn’t been used elsewhere?
  • Are your contractors adequately insured with a professional indemnity policy? If not, and they publish incorrect information on your behalf, or provide material they say is unique yet has been lifted from a copyrighted source, you could face a claim.
  • Are you protected against employees or contractors sharing your valuable confidential data with competitors.

Do you have robust licensing agreements in force that clearly define and restrict the use of your material when you do agree for it to be utilised by third parties?