Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDAs), IP Licensing, Commercial Contracts
Contracts are an important part of protection and exploitation of intellectual property, whether patents, trade marks, copyright, designs, confidential information or know-how.
If you are licensing your intellectual property or want to protect it in the context of a broader agreement such as a manufacturing or distribution agreement, or you are taking a licence or assignment of IP, we will support you from strategy to drafting and negotiation. A confidentiality agreement or NDA may be required before you engage in sensitive commercial discussions, or to protect a patentable invention or registrable design before your application has been filed.
If you are preparing a company for sale or significant investment, we will assist by ensuring that your businesses’ intellectual property is fit for sale through appropriate protection (designs, trade marks and patents), ensuring that patent, trade mark and design registration portfolios are up to date, and in ensuring that rights are owned or licensed to the business from third party provides.
We will provide specialist advice for due diligence, including on IP warranties and indemnities and carrying out due diligence on a target company.