Intellectual Property and IT

Our experienced Intellectual Property (IP) & Information Technology (IT) team advises a broad client base on a range of matters. By understanding the issues businesses face the team provides practical commercial solutions across a number of different sectors.

Our team assists clients in the management of their intellectual business assets by advising on the existence, ownership, exploitation and protection of IP. Businesses that value their IP should seek protection by registering that IP wherever possible and our team assists clients in this respect by provide concise advice on the registration of patents and trademarks.

Through further management of IP, our team helps clients achieving broader commercial success and prosperity. With our specialist advice, clients can develop commercially lucrative IP and put their businesses in a commanding position with additional income streams such as licensing, franchising or even the sale of IP where appropriate.

In addition to advising on IP matters, our team also advises clients on a broad range of matters in the IT and media sector. The team’s in depth knowledge of this sector enables it to assist clients with practical and proactive advice in a range of different matters.


The importance of a business’ branding cannot be underestimated, as it conveys the business’ goodwill and reputation to potential customers. A business’ branding can include its trade name, symbol, slogan or anything that identifies a specific product or service. On the start up of a business, consideration should be given to branding and how the branding will be protected. Failure to protect a brand can result in rival businesses trying to benefit from its goodwill and reputation. At Berry Smith, our specialist intellectual property team is able to advise new businesses on all aspects of branding, including the registration and protection of brand-related intellectual property rights.

Our Intellectual Property and Information Technology team regularly advises on:

  • Intellectual Property Disputes
  • Copyright
  • Patents
  • Trademarks
  • Designs
  • Data Protection
  • IT Contracts (hardware and software)
  • E-Commerce
  • Escrow Agreements
  • Media and Entertainment

Key Contact

Philip Griffiths - Senior Consultant

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