Properly registered, protected and cleverly exploited, Intellectual Property or IP can set your business apart from your competitors, generate revenue and safeguard a company’s future.

From registrable IP like patents, trademarks and designs to softer IP such as know-how and trade secrets which can be protected through contracts, it is important you identify your assets, take steps to guard them and leverage their value to best effect.

Our intellectual property solicitors deal with all aspects of IP law, from the protecting your brand, logo or signage to the negotiating your licences. Our experienced solicitors are also on-hand to swiftly intervene to resolve any disputes you have over copyright or IP infringement.

We will work with you to get your product launched as widely as possible and discover effective ways to generate long term revenue.

Our team can help you with:

  • Copyright
  • Design rights
  • Know-how and trade secrets
  • Passing-off
  • Registrable Intellectual Property like trade marks, patents and your designs.

Examples of some of our intellectual property work

  • We acted for a well-known kitchen and bathroom design company to protect their product designs. Trade marks, copyright and their confidential information.
  • We worked with Leeds University’s research and development team to protect their intellectual property and then led negotiations with licensees of the University’s IP to make sure their unique work would be recognised and sign-posted when it was used.

How we work

Working with us gives you access to a team of exceptionally skilled partners and solicitors, whose focus is on providing solutions that work in the real world as well as the legal world. This means understanding what really matters to our commercial clients.

Minimising disruption. Maintaining business relationships. Preventing problems occurring in the first place.

Relationships will always be led by a partner, so you know you are getting the very best advice and have the right person on your side. They are supported by a team of other lawyers, meaning that we can address all manner of legal snags as they arise.

Our team

Our teams are ranked by the legal directories, so you know that you will be guided by specialist experts in all areas of litigation.

Our partners and lawyers have decades of experience, an excellent reputation, and over the years have built up strong relationships with other lawyers and associated professional bodies.

We have teams in Lincoln and York, and work with clients across the East Midlands, Yorkshire and foreign jurisdicitions.

Our fees and costs

Your initial contact with us will help us to understand your situation. At the end of this if you wish to proceed, we will advise you on a course of action and give you an outline of the estimated cost.  We work with our commercial clients to provide a range of costs options including costs caps and fixed fees wherever possible.


Luke Rees Corporate transactions solicitor Langleys Solicitors Lincoln and York

Luke Rees


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