Intellectual Property

We are Northern Ireland’s leading Intellectual Property law firms with a highly regarded team of dedicated IP specialists.

Carson McDowell’s Intellectual Property team provides both contentious and non-contentious advice to clients on all aspects of intellectual property protection and exploitation. As such it has substantial expertise dealing with the intellectual property issues arising not only in a transactional and advisory context, but also in the litigation of matters relating to protection and infringement of intellectual property.

Intellectual property can be complex, many people think of it as merely innovative products and designs; however, it can be far more and include many aspects of your business. Our team's legal advice therefore covers a comprehensive spectrum of intellectual property rights, both registered and unregistered, including: copyright, registered design rights, trademarks, trade secrets, patents, knowhow, proprietary and commercially sensitive information.

Specialist intellectual property areas of expertise include the filing of trademark applications, the licensing of intellectual property, the safe sharing of existing IP and ownership of new IP generated by collaborative projects undertaken in conjunction with third parties and the prosecution and defence of patent infringement proceedings. The team's long standing relationship with the local universities also means it has considerable expertise across a number of technology sectors.

Our IP lawyers are leaders in the field. Through our extensive knowledge, we can support you in identifying and managing your full IP portfolio so you can translate the innovation and creativity of your business into commercial success.

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What we do

Policies and Procedures for the Management of Intellectual Property

Intellectual Property Audit and Due Diligence

Registration of Trademarks

Trademark Portfolio Management Services

Trademark Invalidation and Revocation Proceedings

Transfer of Ownership of Intellectual Property of all Kinds

Use, Protection and Ownership of IP in the Context of Joint Ventures and Third Party R & D Collaborations

Licensing of Intellectual Property Both to and from Third Parties and Intra Group Arrangements

Licensing Arrangements in the Context of Spin out Companies

Non Tax Aspects of the Patent Box and the Associated Licensing Arrangements

Merchandising, Advertising, and the Grant of Sponsorship Rights Particularly as Regards Sporting Events

Confidentiality and Non-Disclosure Agreements

Intellectual Property Issues Arising in the Context of APP Development

Instigating and Defending High Court Proceedings for the Protection of Intellectual Property of all Kinds Including but Limited to Obtaining Injunctive Relief and Search and Seize Orders.

Strategies for Protecting Intellectual Property from Infringement

Conducting Negotiations in Respect of Both Non-Contentious and Contentious Matters

Advising on Trademark Copyright, Patents, Knowhow, Trademarks, Design Rights and all Aspects of Intellectual Property.

Our dedicated Intellectual Property lawyers are here to advise you.

If you have a query or just want to find out more, please get in touch today.

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