Intellectual Property arises when something new or original is created. Intellectual Property can include a design, an invention or idea, an artistic work, symbol, name logo or image used in commercial (ie. trade mark). Brydens Lawyers Commercial Team can assist clients to resolve disputes associated with the right to use intellectual property.
ARE YOU ELIGIBLE TO MAKE A CLAIM?
If your Intellectual Property has been infringed or your right to use intellectual property is being challenged, you should contact Brydens Lawyers for professional advice. Our Commercial Team can assist you to protect your reputation, prevent infringement and deter misuse.
WHAT ARE YOU ABLE TO CLAIM AND HOW CAN I RESOLVE MY DISPUTE?
If your Intellectual Property has been infringed, you can seek a Court order to be financially compensated (damages) by the party who has infringed your Intellectual Property.
If your Intellectual Property is being misused, it is possible to seek an injunction to stop the party misusing your Intellectual Property.
An account of profit is another remedy able to be ordered by the Court whereby the infringer is required to transfer the profits made from the infringing conduct to the owner of the Intellectual Property.
You may also wish to consider granting the infringer of Intellectual Property a licence allowing their use of the Intellectual Property upon making payment of a royalty to the owner of the Intellectual Property.
Prior to going to court, you may wish to consider alternative dispute resolution so as to avoid the expense of proceeding with litigation.
WHEN SHOULD YOU CONSULT BRYDENS LAWYERS?
You should consult Brydens Lawyers if:
- You wish to take action to prevent a party from infringing or continuing to infringe your Intellectual Property
- Someone has alleged you are infringing their Intellectual Property
- You wish to prevent a party from disclosing your confidential information or trade secrets
- Someone has alleged you have disclosed their confidential information or trade secrets
- You require advice in relation to commercial arrangements for the purchase, sale, assignment or licensing of Intellectual Property
- You require preparation of contracts and other documentation to give effect to arrangements relating to Intellectual Property
- You wish to register a trade mark
WHAT IS YOUR NEXT STEP?
Contact Brydens Lawyers to arrange a consultation to discuss your Intellectual Property matter.
WHY ARE BRYDENS LAWYERS THE RIGHT REPRESENTATION FOR YOU?
Brydens Lawyers have the necessary expertise and experience to assist you in protecting your Intellectual Property and reducing risks for your business.
Brydens Lawyers can also assist those who are allegedly misusing another party’s Intellectual Property by participating in negotiations and dispute resolution.
WE DO INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY WELL. HERE ARE SOME EXAMPLES:
Brydens Lawyers have assisted the owners of Intellectual Property register their logos and trade marks.
Brydens Lawyers have assisted small and medium business owners grant licences to others for the use of their Intellectual Property.
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