Our team provides clear and commercially relevant contentious and non-contentious advice in the fast moving area of IP rights and technology.

We recognise that in many cases a client’s IP assets or technology are key to its present and future success. Our team is available to advise quickly and enable our clients to commercially leverage those IP assets or technology and to protect them when it is clear that they are threatened.

We will work in collaboration with your other IP advisers such as patent and trademark agents to ensure that you always receive the best possible advice.

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Areas of Expertise

  • Copyright, trademark, design rights and patent licensing agreements
  • Manufacturing licences
  • Confidentiality agreements and non-disclosure agreements
  • Heads of agreement and letters of offer or intent
  • IPR audits and due diligence assistance
  • IT outsourcing and services contracts
  • Software development agreements and service level agreements
  • Media contracts including film and TV production contracts
  • Sponsorship and brand management contract
  • Advising on third party infringement of your IP assets and complaints by third parties as to infringement by you of their IP rights

Why Us?

Our team has extensive experience in drafting, negotiating and advising on a wide range of IP and technology transactions as will as providing consultancy services in relation to the capture, commercialisation and protection of IP rights. Our clients appreciate that we take the time to understand their businesses while delivering commercial, accurate and relevant advice as quickly as possible.

Our team consists of litigation and commercial lawyers who provide advice in both contentious and non-contentious matters with a depth of resources and specialisms. Our expertise ensures that we are placed to provide a full service solution to our clients’ IP and technology requests. We also enjoy an extensive network of IP agents and can call on the assistance as required.

The 2014 edition of the Legal 500 has recognised our IP & Technology team stating, “The ‘highly skilled’ team at Cleaver Fulton Rankin is led by Scott Kennedy, who is ‘a solution-oriented lawyer with a great deal of business acumen’.” We have also been commended for providing “tailored advice and an understanding of clients’ business objectives.”

Commentators have also noted that Scott is ‘very pleasant to deal with and able to build good relationships with clients’ and that the team are ‘absolute experts’ and that ‘they really have sector knowledge and can cross reference it with our own requirements’.

Our team works with clients of all sizes and is equally comfortable in advising start-up ventures to large public-sector organisations and blue-chip technology companies.