Fintech IP services

The UK is a renowned financial hub. New products, technologies and services are constantly being developed to improve security, methods of transaction and customer service. At the heart of this sector is the growth of Fintech and the IP that underpins it. Exploiting this time of change by building confidence and providing a personalised service is crucial. Your brand name, products and domain names need to be protected if they are your distinctive assets and main contact with consumers.

How we can help

Our teams will advise on the best protection for your products, supporting business and financial advisors in carrying out due diligence investigations. We can assist in the evaluation of corporate IP portfolios in relation to deals and transactions in which you may be involved. We work with a number of providers in the business and financial sectors such as major banks, accountants, insurance companies and business advisory firms, including Yorkshire Building Society, LV, JLT Insurance and Western Union. We help brands to protect and exploit their online presence, reclaim domains featuring from squatters or aggrieved customers, stop third parties from using copyrighted website imagery and bringing infringement proceedings against third parties trying to pass themselves off.

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Case studies

Case Study

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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Switching out plastic packaging — how to protect innovation without patents or designs

There's always a way to protect your business — find out how we used trade marks when patent and design protection was impossible.

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Jump Cross

Equine intervention — protecting the future of a new sport

We helped an experienced equestrian protect the future of his new sport, Jump Cross, by securing IP rights for its name and innovative fence designs.

Meet our team

Alan Fiddes

Partner - Leeds

Alison Simpson

Managing Partner - London | Milton Keynes

Gareth Price

Partner - Leeds

Ian Byworth

Partner - Newcastle

Mark Green

Partner - London

Dr Neil Pawlyn

Managing Partner - Cardiff

Alison Cole

Senior Trade Mark Attorney - London

Anna Szpek

Senior Trade Mark Attorney - London

Annabel Hanratty

Trade Mark Attorney - Cardiff

Dr Christine Lund-Beck

Senior Trade Mark Attorney - Milton Keynes

Christopher Banister

Trade Mark Attorney - London

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