Sports and recreational equipment

With increased grass roots funding, greater interest in leading a healthy, balanced lifestyle and sporting successes such as the Olympics, the Commonwealth Games and Wimbledon, there is a greater interest in sports in the UK than ever before.

In the work and digital-orientated world we find ourselves in, and with 26.9% of the UK population being ‘obese’, we’re passionate about helping sports brands succeed to encourage a healthy and active lifestyle.

How we can help

From new software and apps to help manage your sports team, to the latest design of paddle boards or the newest England Rugby strip, we can help you protect the assets that add value to your organisation. When interest piques in a new sport, brands can become recognisable overnight. And with counterfeits and rip-offs being quick and cheap to develop, you don’t want to become the victim of your own success.

We work with some of the leading brands in the sports industry, including Canterbury, Kukri, Pentland, Fox Head, Pitchero, ifit, Puma, Escape Fitness and Icon Health & Fitness. We assist with the patenting of software applications, trade mark and design registrations for logos, balls, clothes and equipment, as well as litigation against counterfeiters or copycats.

Contact us

0113 245 2388

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Case Studies

Case Study

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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Case Study

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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Case Study

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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Blogs

Patents

04-02-2019

How smart is a smart fabric — does performance apparel deliver on the marketing hype?

Smart fabrics promise the wearer enhanced performance, but what's so special about these materials​?

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Patents

22-01-2019

Exciting innovations to improve gun fit for females

Shooting is seen as a man's territory — but not for long, thanks to these new innovations...

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Patents

14-12-2018

The fizzy drink revolution

Get your New Year's resolution off to a sparkling start — we explore a new, healthy fizzy drink...

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Key people

Find out more about our team.

Leeds

Leeds

Alan Fiddes

Managing Partner

Cardiff

Leeds

Leeds

Dr Jenny Smith

Patent Assistant

Cardiff

Tom Baker

Partner

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+44 330 107 5077

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