Hi I'm John Walters, partner and the head of the intellectual property team. We have a well deserved reputation for handling both simple and complex IP matters appropriately. Our overriding objective is to protect the assets you have created within your business, be it a detailed invention, patent, an idea, image design or brand name. We have the team that can help secure your position.
It may be a process, product design or a logo but it’s unique to you and your business. It therefore needs to be protected.
This is an area of law that affects almost every company and in recognition of this Tilly Bailey & Irvine has put together a dedicated Intellectual Property Team who can provide specialist advice on this area of Law.
Patents - advising on the protection and exploitation of innovative products and processes.
Trade marks – looking at the protection of brands such as corporate names and logos along with sub-brands for products and services. Tilly Bailey & Irvine can advise your business on brand exploitation with experience of drafting licensing and franchise agreements. Tilly Bailey & Irvine can obtain registered trade mark protection in the UK, Europe and world-wide.
Designs – assisting you with the identification and protection of designs in your business, whether it is the design of a product, a fashion design, or indeed a logo.
Copyright – enabling you to identify copyright material within your business such as software, web pages, brochures and adverts. Tilly Bailey & Irvine can advise on how to protect copyright materials from being copied and deal with the consequences when it does happen.
Confidential Information – assessing the risk of confidential information being leaked out of your business. Confidential information may consist of customer or supplier details, know-how or trade secrets. Tilly Bailey & Irvine can work with you to implement strategies to effectively manage those risks.
Smartphone Applications – does your business have or plan to introduce an “app” to market your products or services? If so you’ll need to ensure that you have the rights to the content and associated links. This is a new and developing area and many software programmers are not fully aware of the rights and ownership requirements of their clients. If you have an app you should call us for an initial free review to ensure that you’re covered.
Tilly Bailey & Irvine work with you to add value to your business. This means identifying what Intellectual Property rights you have and developing a strategy to protect and exploit those rights. Our Intellectual Property Team are responsive and forward thinking. In the event that there is any unauthorised use of your Intellectual Property rights we can take immediate action to limit the damage caused to your business and where appropriate obtain compensation.
The Legal 500 commented: “a new entrant to our table this year is Tilly Bailey & Irvine, which is building up a growing IP practice … associate Amanda Mitten receives good reports from clients.”