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Your Venner Shipley Team comprises solicitors and barristers, with experience of advocacy in several jurisdictions, and at all levels of courts. We can guide you in oppositions, court based disputes and all forms of alternate dispute resolution. Amongst our professionals are arbitrators, mediators and tribunal chairman. If you are facing a dispute or if you want to assert your rights we are here to help.

“The firm has outstanding capabilities on both the contentious and non-contentious sides: unusually, it instructs a mixture of in-house barristers as well as solicitors alongside its well-drilled team of attorneys” IAM Patent 1000 2019

What you need to know

Intellectual property rights have an intrinsic value to a company. If those rights are infringed it is important to act quickly to assert, or if necessary, defend your rights.

How we can help

We advise on how to deal with suspected infringing activities or products or with threatening letters received from a competitor. In some circumstances, issues such as these can be resolved quickly by engaging proactively with the other party. However, where matters escalate we are able to provide practical and strategic advice both before and during any court proceedings that may result.

Our team includes barristers and solicitors, as well as patent and trade mark attorney litigators, all with first hand litigation experience both in the UK and overseas. We are skilled at all types of dispute resolution including mediation, arbitration, opposition and litigation.

We represent our clients at all levels of the EPO and before the UK Intellectual Property Office. Our team of litigators also has experience representing clients before the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court (IPEC), the High Court, the Court of Appeal and the UK Supreme Court, as well as having experience before the US and Canadian courts.

“Terrific team atmosphere” that makes Venner Shipley an ideal one-stop shop”

IAM Patent 1000, 2020

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