Intellectual Property Law Newcastle

Intellectual Property

Protecting and managing your intellectual property is vital to safeguard your brand, creative output and reputation. Having an effective IP strategy ensures your brand, development and innovation reach their full potential, avoiding potentially costly infringement actions and translates into commercial success.

How we can help

Our team of experts have the skills and knowledge to support you as you manage your IP, whatever sector you operate in. Taking the time to get to know your business and your goals allows us to advise on the steps you need to take to protect, utilise and license trademarks, patents, designs, copyright and more.

We can assist with all aspects of using and developing your IP including:

  • How to protect your materials and information
  • Development and joint venture agreements
  • Licensing and assignments of trade marks, copyright, patents and design rights
  • Fixed fee IP Audits, identifying what you have and how it can be protected and exploited
  • On-line trading
  • The creation of new websites/branding
  • Software development, subscription and licensing
  • Franchise agreements
  • Confidentiality agreements and NDAs
  • Consultancy agreements and specialist arrangements with employees involved in the development of IP
  • Dealing with IP and NFTs (non-fungible tokens) upon death

As well as the non-contentious side of IP, we have specialists who can advise on taking action when IP disputes arise. There are a whole range of disputes that can arise from the use, development and dissemination of your IP and we will by right by your side for:

  • Claims relating to products, software, designs and brands
  • Claims for infringement of copyright, trademarks, patents, unregistered/registered and design rights.
  • Passing off actions
  • Claims relating to confidential information
  • Injunctions
  • Disputed domain names
  • NFTs and IP rights

Thank you very much for all your help. I appreciate it immensely and I know who to call should I have any other issues with Intellectual Property. You do a brilliant job!


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‘Hay & Kilner’ and ‘Hay & Kilner Law Firm’ are both trading names of Hay & Kilner LLP, a limited liability partnership registered in England & Wales with registered number OC418767. Our registered office is at The Lumen, St James' Boulevard, Newcastle Helix, Newcastle upon Tyne NE4 5BZ and we are authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (Authorisation number 643191). We use the word ‘partner’ to refer to a member of Hay & Kilner LLP. A list of the members is available at our registered office.