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Intellectual Property

We believe it is vital for businesses to capture, protect and exploit their intellectual property assets to make financial savings and offer new sources of income.

Industry-leading advice to protect your most valuable asset – your work

We can help you to protect and capitalise on your brands, trademarks, creativity, ideas, know-how and inventions, ensuring that others do not benefit from your intellectual property. The improved procedures we put in place will help you generate the revenue you deserve, and the tools we provide will enable you to continue this process long after you’ve used our services.

What is intellectual property?

The legal concept of intellectual property (IP) refers to a person’s creations of the mind, for which exclusive rights of ownership have been recognised. The purpose of IP is to reward the creator, protect their rights and promote progress within society by encouraging people to continue coming up with new ideas.

Creative categories under this umbrella include:

  • Inventions
  • Musical, literary or artistic works
  • Symbols
  • Names
  • Images
  • Commercial designs

These concepts are protected by IP rights for a period of time, which will vary depending on the type of IP. For example, musical, literary and artistic works are typically protected for the life of the author and for 70 years after their death, while patents last for 20 years, and trademarks can last indefinitely provided the renewal fees are paid.

Protecting your business’ IP

Slater Heelis’ intellectual property solicitors will enable you to protect your business’ work by helping you navigate this complex area of law.

Almost all businesses and organisations possess intellectual property, even if it is just goodwill in the name. We can help you to understand, protect and exploit it.

Our range of services include:

  • Advising on the nature of your IP
  • Acquisition of IP licensing
  • IP litigation

At Slater Heelis our intellectual property solicitors combine a commercial, pragmatic approach with a full appreciation of your business, so that we can give high quality, relevant advice that meets your budgetary constraints.

If you would like to know more about how we can help you, please contact us on 0161 969 3131 to speak to one of our team of experienced intellectual property solicitors.