Case studies

We've helped thousands of clients protect their IP over the years. Here are some examples of our work.

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Totseat Limited

How to fight fake ‘copycat’ products with IP and SnapDragon

What can you do when someone copies your product? Find out how registered designs work to protect your innovation.

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G7th Limited

Combating capo copies with a global IP portfolio

We helped to secure a valuable portfolio of patents, designs and trade marks to provide global protection for an innovative British designer of capos.

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Beattie Passive

Valuable patent protection for revolutionary energy-efficient housing

We helped the first British Passivhaus-certified company to secure a global patent portfolio for an innovative, low-energy housing system.

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Secure Micro

Navigating computer-implemented invention patents

Our automotive and software knowledge, and experience in computer-implemented inventions, enabled us to secure patents for an innovative start-up.

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Genuine JayJays Ltd

Putting a muzzle on a copied product design

We found a low-cost way to prevent our clients’ competitor from copying its unique product design without permission.

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Shanghai Balance Automotive Equipment Co Ltd

Trade mark disputes — keep the faith (and your email records)

When a client’s distributor acted in bad faith, we successfully cancelled its trade marks by working closely with our client and its Chinese counsel.

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Crumbs Martech Ltd

Following the copyright crumb trail

When you commission an agency to work on a project, it's important to keep control of your IP — which is hard to achieve with a 'DIY' legal agreement.

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Anonymous creative agency

Client won't pay? Let us take it away...

Find out how an understanding of IP rights helped a creative agency get paid for its work after a client refused to pay.

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END.

Putting an END to domain name infringement

We found a smart, low-cost, alternative way to deal with trade mark infringement for a world-famous clothing retailer.

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Colour Tone Masterbatch Ltd

A masterstroke in plastic recycling

We secured global patent protection for a new black colourant for plastics which will enable more to be recycled using infrared sorting technology.

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Mr Bingo

A full house for Mr Bingo

We found a creative, alternative way to resolve a copyright infringement dispute using the power of Instagram.

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SIG

Safer, more efficient external cladding

Our technical knowledge of the science behind the invention helped us to secure patent protection for SIG’s cladding.

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Floreon

A solution to the world’s packaging problem?

Plastic pollution is a major problem. Floreon might just have the solution. We secured European protection for its innovative degradable plastics.

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Regent’s University London

Protecting a brand against an aggressive claimant

An aggressive approach to legal action doesn’t always work out well, as one University discovered by having its trade mark rights revoked.

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Industry-university partnership

Holistic thinking across the materials value chain

To secure patent applications, one materials manufacturer needed support from a university. We helped them work together to secure valuable IP assets.

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Escape Fitness

The advantage of combining design and patent protection

If you spot a competitor selling a product identical to your own and you have both design and patent protection, you can take immediate legal action.

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White Heron

Protecting an ‘unprotectable’ trade mark

Despite concern that obtaining a trade mark for the French word for ‘blackcurrant’ would be impossible, we persevered, proving that reputation is key.

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Canterbury of New Zealand

Getting ready for the World Cup by combatting counterfeits

Before the Rugby World Cup, Canterbury of New Zealand brought us in to help it secure a portfolio of registered design rights to combat counterfeits.

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Lidl

Coming up against an infamous trade mark filer

Here’s what happened when we went up against a company with links to the infamous serial trade mark filer Michael Gleissner, on behalf of Lidl.

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Anonymous medical client

Taking a scalpel to a European patent

We identified a fatal flaw and entirely revoked a competitor’s patent on the rare basis of insufficiency.

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Capital Refractories

Helping to secure commercially viable IP for a ceramics manufacturer

IP can be a major factor in any acquisition — we continued progressing patent applications after the acquisition of a leading ceramics manufacturer.

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Yorkshire Building Society

Reviewing trade mark portfolios after a number of acquisitions

After expansion through a number of mergers and acquisitions, we assisted Yorkshire Building Society with reviewing a range of trade mark portfolios.

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Ionix

Obtaining a global patent portfolio to forge collaborative partnerships

A university came to us when it needed both legal support and expertise in chemistry and materials. We helped it to secure multiple patents worldwide.

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Faultcurrent

Helping a university spin-off protect its research

To successfully exploit groundbreaking research, Faultcurrent needed strong IP protection — so it came to us for assistance.

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La Hacienda

Opposing a copycat product

What can you do when a competitor is selling (and has registered a design for) a product that copies one of your own?

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SkinnyBrands

Brand protection for a fast moving SME

Launching a new brand is full of difficulties — especially when you have no IP strategy in place. We educated one such brand to apply for trade marks.

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Vintage Enterprises

For the love of cheese

Shape marks are notoriously difficult to protect. Find out how we secured a trade mark for one farm’s signature, heart-shaped cheese.

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Extract Technology

Securing patent rights before a product launch

When you need patents drafted quickly for a very technical product, it helps to bring in a real industry expert to get to grips with the invention.

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Brandon Medical

Lighting the way for new medical technology

When securing patent protection for a number of complex aspects of an invention, the ability to submit robust technical arguments is key.

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Ritchey

Failure to exercise control of a licensee leads to loss of trade mark rights

The importance of exercising control over a licensed trade mark’s use cannot be underestimated, as one licensor found out the hard way…

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The One Foundation

Registering tricky trade marks

How do you secure trade marks that are neither particularly strong, nor distinctive? Find out how we did just that for The One Foundation.

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Geely

Putting the brakes on a trade mark opposition

Find out what happened when we defended Geely Holding Group Co Ltd against a trade mark opposition from Ford Motor Company.

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