Kerseys offer their business clients a full remit to IP and IT assistance in a legal context and emphasis and consideration will vary depending on the nature of the business.
By undertaking an IP and IT ‘audit’ we can begin to understand what IP and IT rights may affect your business. This can be carried out as an initial informal exercise or by a comprehensive company-wide IP/IT audit.
IP rights consist of one or more legal rights intended to protect a business:
In each case we would look at whether an IP right exists (some are not protected by law) and if so, who owns that right and whether it is being infringed.
IP and IT strategy should support commercial objectives and as part of an audit we would want to consider with you to what extent IP and IT rights are integral to business success and revenue generation.