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Bircham Dyson Bell (BDB) LLP and Pitmans LLP merged on 1 December 2018 to become BDB Pitmans LLP. More details can be found here

Intellectual Property and Brand Protection

Intellectual property rights are, although usually intangible, your assets and is therefore always worth protecting.

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Corporates and Business Services

In a society and business environment that is increasingly reliant on intelligence and data, intellectual property rights are a growing concern for many businesses and individuals. Knowing how to protect your main asset is vital in an increasingly competitive market. Our expert team will assist you in asserting and protecting your rights, particularly in copyright and trade mark transactions and disputes, from the initial notice of a potential claim to a final appeal in the UK and around the world.

Our expertise is further boosted by our involvement with the International Trademarks Association and the Lexwork International legal network, providing us with a wealth of international legal affiliates. We offer advice to companies and individuals on all levels of the retail, manufacturing, technology, creative, IT and entertainment sectors on intellectual property as well as licensing, commercial agreements, social, employment and business structures.

We can advise on:

  • Branding and design
  • Intellectual Property disputes
  • Commercial IP contracts
  • Confidentiality agreements
  • Copyright and trade marks
  • Data protection and privacy
  • Design and patents
  • Domain name and website strategies
  • Licensing
  • Misuse of confidential information
  • Patents
  • Reputation management
  • 1 Social Media

    Public, permanent and potentially harmful, social media can make or break a business and its reputation. Whether you are new to social media or seeking ways to engage a wider audience, our specialist team can navigate you through the regulatory, ethical and legal landscape.

    We can advise on:
    • Apps and social gaming
    • Bring your own device (BYOD)
    • Charity fundraising
    • Data protection
    • Defamation
    • Digital assets and legacy
    • E-commerce
    • Employment policies and practice
    • Online behaviour
    • Reputation and brand management
    • Responsibility and liability
    • Security

We can also advise on the implications of Brexit.

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