Intellectual Property

We are experts in defending our clients’ intellectual property.

We frequently represent businesses and individuals seeking to enforce their intellectual property rights, and have specialist knowledge of the media, entertainment and technology sectors.

The firm’s experience in reputation management work and heavyweight commercial litigation compliments our work in intellectual property infringement and enforcement action.

We have managed a variety of copyright cases, ranging from international copyright disputes for major multinational brands, to infringement of copyright in musical works, and questions of subsistence and moral rights.

We have wide experience of trade mark cases including website blocking injunctions, trade mark infringement claims, and advice on co-existence arrangements and portfolio management.

Our experience in design rights includes electronic product design, registration and portfolio management and infringement claims against online market places.

Recent Case

  • Well-known US manufacturer of golf equipment SuperStroke discovered that thousands of counterfeit putter grips had been produced in a Chinese factory and then imported and sold in the UK.

24/7 Partner-led Crisis Response

We have a 24-hour, 365 days of the year crisis management response team – one of our specialist partners is always available to respond to urgent crises at any time.

For more information on Intellectual Property and how Carter-Ruck can help you please get in touch with us.