WHAT WE DO

What we do

Whether you require guidance through the entire patent and trade mark life cycle or a one-off piece of work, we will draw on our decades of experience to deliver the highest quality result in the most cost-effective way. Our overriding aims are to understand your business and objectives and then add value.

Integrated approach

Individual attorneys are qualified to advise across the full range of intellectual property rights meaning that one attorney can see the whole picture which can avoid the need to employ teams of attorneys with associated overlapping costs.

We take time to understand your business and develop an integrated IP strategy, whether you are an entrepreneur starting out or an established business looking to build an IP portfolio.

If you are looking to acquire IP or a business, we will analyse the strengths/weaknesses of the IP and provide pragmatic advice based on years of “due diligence” experience which has involved advising both investors and target companies.

We will advise on how to get ahead of competitors by considering all relevant IP rights.

BRIERLEY IP

[P] = PATENTS

Prior art searches

Invention “spotting” and analysis – we consider all strategic options to optimise your protection

Pre-filing legal and commercial advice including an honest assessment of your invention and the potential benefits of a patent to the business.

Drafting of patent specifications

Prosecution of patent applications throughout the world

Oppositions – filing and defence of third party oppositions

Enforcement – using patents to protect commercial interests

Litigation support – working with other lawyers handling disputes

Freedom to operate; assessment of patent infringement risks

Competitor analysis

IP Audits

Ownership advice

Assignments and licensing of patents

Second opinions

Overflow work for industrial patent departments

Patent Box – identifying and protecting inventions to achieve corporation tax reduction.

[TM] = TRADE MARKS

Trade mark clearance searches

Pre-filing legal and commercial advice

Filing and prosecution of trade mark applications throughout the world

Oppositions – filing and defence of third-party oppositions

Enforcement – challenging third parties and protecting commercial interests

Settlement and co-existence agreements

Assignments and licensing of trade marks

Second opinions.

[D] = DESIGNS

Advice on unregistered design rights and registered designs

Designs clearance searches

Pre-filing legal and commercial advice

Filing and prosecution of registered design applications throughout the world

Enforcement – challenging third parties and protecting commercial interests

Assignments and licensing of designs

Second opinions.

[C] = COPYRIGHT

Advice on interaction of copyright with other IP rights

Advice on avoiding copyright infringement

Enforcement – challenging third parties and protecting commercial interests

Assignments and licensing

Second opinions.

[A] = ANCILLIARY SERVICES

IP procurement advice – a unique service in which we advise how you can get the most out of your existing attorney firm, reduce costs and get better value for money, whilst optimizing protection within your budget. Contact us for a confidential initial discussion.

Protecting know-how

Records management

IP Renewals management

[£] = OUR FEES

Our integrated approach, lower overheads, lower hourly rates and no markup on costs incurred on your behalf, means our overall fees are competitive – and the work of our highly experienced attorneys is of the highest quality.