Protection of the value of your intellectual property (IP) is critical to most businesses.

We offer a one stop shop that caters for all your IP needs, whether this is brand protection, stopping the infringement of your fashion design, co-ordinating cross border IP disputes, anti-counterfeiting, IP strategy, trade mark portfolio management, managing your patent life cycle, copyright enforcement or stopping an employee from stealing your confidential information and reputation management.

We deliver results, enabling you to profit from your IP infringement claim.

Intellectual property expertise

  • Intellectual property transactions
  • Patents & inventions
  • Reputation management & defamation

Intellectual property experience

  • Advised Lord Sugar and The Apprentice winners on various design right infringement issues.

  • Obtained a six figure damages award for claims against Lidl, we have continued to advise Séraphine on several fashion law IP matters.

  • Acted for Bentley Clothing and obtained a successful High Court judgment in their trade mark infringement claim against Bentley Motors.

  • Acted for the Defendants in a trade mark infringement and malicious falsehood claim regarding the use of trade marks in a Google AdWords campaign in relation to two highly competitive businesses.

  • Advised luxury equestrian brand Holland Cooper in preventing design infringements of its fur cape design, successfully preventing two competitors from selling products and issuing proceedings against one company where we obtained permission to serve a Court order via Instagram, which is a UK first.

  • Advised Glanbia Performance Nutrition on various worldwide trade marks and oppositions and acted for them in relation to its High Court claim against The Hut Group Limited and The

  • Advised Salvatore Ferragamo (a luxury Italian designer) on a collection themed around the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

  • Advised the internationally renowned shoe brand TOMS on a number of appeals against trade mark cancellation actions and advise on their trade mark strategy going forward.

  • Advised Fenix on its trade mark portfolio and brand protection and anti-counterfeiting strategy, including in relation to the bestselling “Kånken” backpack.

Intellectual property FAQs

We will conduct searches to establish whether a third party has already registered the same or similar mark or is using the same or similar mark.

We will advise you on filing for protection in the UK, EU or almost every other country in the world. We are able to assist with searching, filing and all steps required for registration of your designs.

We will review the claim and advise whether the company has the rights they say they have and provide you with a cost effective way to deal with the matter.

We can file your trade mark all around the world with the assistance of local trusted counsel in any territory of interest.

We will assist you with taking action against the company with innovative infringement strategies and also including more traditional actions such as a letter of claim, all the way to initiating court proceedings to stop the infringement and to obtain damages.

"Great dedication to matters entrusted to the firm. Partners are accessible."

Legal 500 2023

"Very experienced and knowledgeable professionals. They are also very nice people. It is a pleasure to work with them."

Legal 500 2023

"The Fox Williams team delivers impressive performance. They are responsive, accessible and complete tasks swiftly"

Chambers UK 2023


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