Intellectual Property / IT Disputes

Intellectual Property / IT Disputes

Intellectual property (IP) rights comprise very many important rights including copyright, trademarks, patents and registered designs. Kerseys Solicitors can help you with dispute resolution.

According to a baseline survey by the Intellectual Property Office (an arm of the Department of Business Innovation and Skills):

  • 96% of UK businesses do not know the value of their IP rights
  • only 11% of UK businesses know that disclosure of an invention before filing will invalidate a patent
  • 74% of businesses could not correctly identify the owner of copyright when using a subcontractor
  • only 4% of businesses have an IP policy

In reality, IP rights are often the most valuable asset that a business possesses.
Kerseys’ Dispute Resolution team has conducted many cases on behalf of businesses whose IP rights have been infringed, including defending businesses facing claims of infringement.

Recent examples are:

  • acting for a client whose database was copied by an ex-director
  • defending a company which was accused of using a domain name which although lawfully registered ‘passed off’ their business as the claimant’s
  • obtaining injunction to stop breach of copyright as well as confidentiality infringement

Similarly, effective IT systems are crucial to most businesses today.  Kerseys’ Dispute Resolution team has conducted a number of cases relating to IT contracts, including pursuing claims for failure to perform or meet expectations on behalf of business customers against contractors and defending contractors against such claims.

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