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Licensing and Transactions

Do you need help to develop or exploit your IP, or someone else's?

In a world where insight, ideas, creativity and design are valuable assets, many businesses are leaving a wealth undeveloped and unconsidered, or are letting them walk out of the door every day.  Working in tandem with a range of trusted advisors, we advise on all manner of commercial arrangements to make the most of your intellectual property - we help you bring your ideas to life and to make a commercial success of them.

The type of agreements are varied, but include agreements to licence out intellectual property to a third party, licensing in third party intellectual property, joint ventures, IP asset sales, sale and licence back.. you name it.. we've probably advised on it!

We have worked over a number of years with licensing companies and brand agencies to ensure that clients get the maximum amount from their businesses.  We have worked on a number of important transactions which relied heavily on the intellectual property of the businesses, so we're used to advising on high-stakes deals.

Alongside other professionals we are able to guide you carefully as to any proposed agreements, and we are also happy to introduce you to our network of contacts to expand your opportunities.

If you want to talk to us about how to make the most of your assets give us a call on 01327 223 555 or email us on info@wood-ip.comLet's see what we can do for your business.

How we have helped our clients

When you register a trade mark you are providing it with a level of protection that actually builds value in your business. By securing a registered trade mark, you give yourself an avenue to prevent someone using something similar and riding off the back of your hard work and reputation.

 

"Aaron is great trade mark attorney. He is very knowledgeable on trade marks, but at the same time also very business-driven. And apart from that he is a very nice person." - Willem Leppink, Partner, Ploum Lodder Princen, Netherlands

 

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We have considerable experience in registering trade marks. We have worked both in-house at large brand-owning companies, and at other law firms. We have advised multinationals, but have helped start-ups and fledgling businesses protect their assets, too. There are few sectors we haven't worked in, and our experience really does range from advertising agencies to zoos! A to Z… literally.

 

"As a client, Aaron has always given excellent advice, has the ability to adapt quickly to client's particular needs and responds effectively to urgent requests. He is always willing to help and provides excellent results. I have very much enjoyed working with Aaron, it has been a valuable learning experience" - Isabel Soares, Paralegal, Bacardi & Company, Switzerland

 

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Handling trade mark disputes is a core aspect of our Enforcement work. We're regularly either acting for our clients to ensure a third party isn't able to register a trade mark that might affect their rights, or defending them from proceedings brought by others.

 

"I've worked with Aaron a few times now in relation to UK trademark applications, particularly where they have become contentious. I have found Aaron to be extremely helpful and prompt in replaying to emails/calls. I'll continue to use his services and would encourage anyone else in such matters to do the same" - Seb Hopkins, Solicitor, Flint Bishop LLP, UK

 

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You want competitors to steer clear of your brands. And, of course, competitors want you to steer clear of theirs. So if you find your business on the wrong end of a demand to alter a brand once you've adopted, marketed, and set your hopes on it, it can make for an expensive and unpleasant experience.

 

"Just wanted to thank you once again for all your assistance and helpful advice with this matter. It truly is a great pleasure to work with such a reputable firm and knowledgeable attorney such as yourself […] your particular attention to detail and explaining all aspects surrounding matters I have inquired about has been exceptional and I always appreciate your time and patience" - Lisa Cronsberry, Manager, Intellectual Property Group at Scotiabank, Canada

 

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Wood assisted by protecting the main brands and class names of this market-leading franchise

 

"Aaron has always been very quick to help us. The initial contact was through a recommendation and I understand why he came so highly recommended! I have worked with a number of lawyers but the level of detail and business understanding presented by Aaron cannot be compared with other firms. I am also kept up to date about billing and any additional expenses. Previous lawyers have landed me a bill for additional 50% of agreed fees because the project has taken longer than they expected but haven't communicated this to me, their client. A bit of a shock and shortsighted. Aaron ensures billing is clear for all concerned and delivers a professional service throughout." - Julie Clabby, Busylizzymum Limited, UK

 

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