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Intellectual Property

Intellectual Property

About

The Intellectual Property (IP) work that we do involves advising clients – big and small – from individuals, partnerships, private limited companies (including start-ups and spin-outs) and family businesses, through to large public companies and multinationals. Whatever the size, our lawyers are acutely aware of the varied and complex issues involved in securing, protecting and exploiting IP rights.

We help to maximise the value of your rights because we work hard to understand your business, how it may best exploit its intellectual assets and how it may be affected if its intellectual assets (whether its know-how and technology or its registered or unregistered intellectual property) are wrongly used by others.

We deal with all aspects of your intellectual assets. Whether it is protection of a trade name, development of a brand identity, creation of intellectual assets, exploitation of those assets, or pursuing or defending an infringement of a patent or trade mark, we have the experience and commercial insight to ensure that what may be one of your most valuable assets – in whatever form – is safeguarded and is yours to exploit.

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Latest testimonials

"He brings clarity to the situation, breaks it down and comes to a conclusion"
Client testimonial / Chambers & Partners

"Bill Thatcher. Gentle in nature but shrewd. He puts the client at ease and uses his excellent intellect and communication skills to identify the client’s needs and their exact legal solution. He also writes legal documents in clear, legal language which is easy to understand by the client and third parties. Bill is always on time and is appreciated for his professionalism and clear legal contracts. He also has a board expertise in the type of contracts needed for our sector (biotechnology/life sciences)."
Client testimonial / Legal 500

More than an accomplished legal adviser, Bill Thatcher is a resource for the development of our company’s business practices, a sounding board for our new ideas and, in many ways, a mentor to our in-house team. His responsiveness, sophistication, practicality and deft negotiation skills make Bill an invaluable part of our team."
Client Testimonial c/o Legal 500

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Client Testimonial c/o Legal 500

“Great communication, reasonable fees, good value for the money.”
Client Testimonial c/o Legal 500

“The firm provides excellent partner expertise at highly competitive rates.”
Client Testimonial c/o Legal 500

"They are an efficient, knowledgeable team, which is able to advise and carry out work on a variety of topics."
Client Testimonial c/o Legal 500

"Hewitsons provided us with timely legal support adhering to the scope of the service agreed."
Client Testimonial c/o Legal 500

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“I particularly liked the approach of Hewitsons in that we worked with the same lawyer from initial discussions and quotation through to completion of the sale. This meant there was good continuity throughout the project.”
Client Testimonial c/o Legal 500

"In my experience Hewitsons is top of its class. It has experts in every field."
Client Testimonial c/o Legal 500

"Hewitsons is outstanding. It is professional, knowledgeable and efficient."
Client Testimonial c/o Legal 500

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"Excellent client service, responsiveness, appreciation for business considerations and cost-effectiveness, billing transparency, and industry knowledge/expertise."
Client testimonial c/o Legal 500

"The team finds an excellent balance between paying good attention to detail while keeping a sensible commercial view of any points at issue."
Client testimonial c/o Legal 500

“Hewitsons offers a broad spectrum of specialist support for whatever commercial issues you face.”
Client testimonial c/o Legal 500

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“James Lawrence has a first rate legal mind, and his advice is always succinct and completely on the point.”
Client Testimonial c/o Legal 500 

Latest testimonials

“The firm provides excellent partner expertise at highly competitive rates.”
Client Testimonial c/o Legal 500

"They are an efficient, knowledgeable team, which is able to advise and carry out work on a variety of topics."
Client Testimonial c/o Legal 500

"Hewitsons provided us with timely legal support adhering to the scope of the service agreed."
Client Testimonial c/o Legal 500