Protect, Enforce and Commercialize

IP protection does not stop when patents, trade marks or other rights have been granted.

Whether you are a rapidly expanding technology business, a luxury brand, a leading pharmaceutical manufacturer or a talented individual in the world of sport, art or entertainment, you cannot afford to neglect your intellectual property rights.

From the beginning of a business concept and throughout its entire life and while expanding your business globally, you face a lot of challenges securing your intellectual property. You need a trusted partner capable of protecting your intellectual property (trademarks, designs, and patents) rights, help you navigate through legal rigmarole, save your time and offer all these IP Services at an affordable price.

IP protection, enforcement and commercialization should be intertwined. WLA IP Group provides a complete suite of Intellectual Property Services which aims at protecting and registering the identity of your business and tackling any possible infringement.

Trademark Services

Trademark, Trade name, and Logo Registration are necessary to stop counterfeit goods or services. Working across a broad spectrum of sectors, our experienced and international trade mark team offers tailored advice to the specific needs of each client, no matter what their situation.

WE advise clients, from SMEs to large multinationals, across all industries, on strategically protecting their brands and enforcing their rights.

  • review your existing portfolio of rights and offer advice on its strengths and weaknesses
  • help to design internal systems for the most efficient and effective management of the IP arising from your branding processes
  • ensure that you are getting the maximum IP return from your brand portfolio
  • review competitor and sector activity worldwide and help you plan your branding strategy accordingly
  • advise on the best protection strategy for a mark and then manage its implementation worldwide

 

For securing trade mark protection, we:

  • conduct availability searches for your mark in different jurisdictions
  • advise on whether a trade mark can be registered
  • consider possible alternatives including unregistered rights
  • file and prosecute trade mark applications through to registration

 

For trademarks at work, we:

  • advise on issues such as validity and the infringement of clients’ and third party trade marks
  • review the possibility of amending marks to avoid third party rights
  • bring and defend actions for the revocation of trade mark registrations
  • oppose the grant of registrations before relevant trade mark offices
  • assist with the transfer of your rights or the acquisition of third party rights
  • draft licenses and assignments and assist in negotiations with third parties

Patent Services

Registration, Protection and Enforcement

A patent is granted to an inventor or organization from the government to restrict others from making, using or selling his or her invention for a period of 20 years from the date of filing the application. The patented product or outcome has the ability to solve an existing technical problem and has practical application in the Industry.

We offer a complete range of Patent related solutions that are tailored to our customers’ needs. Our patent attorneys around the world are experts in securing the most effective patent protection for their clients, regardless of their size or industry. All of our regional offices provide expert drafting and prosecution services, strategic advice on patent portfolio management, and services to help clients manage and maximize use of their patents.

  • We advise on the best protection strategy for an invention and then manage its implementation worldwide
  • We advise on the many different ways of leveraging your IP rights and help you ensure you get the maximum return on the IP in your invention for as long as possible.

 

For securing patent protection, we:

  • advise on whether a new invention can be patented
  • provide novelty and infringement searches
  • draft and prosecute patent applications through to grant
  • advise on requests for supplementary protection certificates

 

For patents at work, we:

  • advise on issues such as amendment, validity, infringement of clients’ and third party patents
  • bring and defend actions for the revocation of patents
  • bring and defend actions relating to the infringement of patents
  • oppose the grant of patents before relevant patent offices
  • contest inventor ship or the entitlement to grant
  • assist with the transfer of your rights or the acquisition of third party rights

International trademark registration services

Register your trademark internationally with the MADRID system. MADRID System trademark registration grants protection in more than 110 countries. It is the one-stop solution for trademark holders to obtain and maintain trademark protection in multiple countries.

Benefits of MADRID System trademark registration:

Cost Effective
One application – one fee. No need to pay for translations or hire representatives in each country

Convenient
You just need to file a single application, and pay one set of fees to apply for trademark protection in multiple territories

Global
Your trademark will be protected in 100 countries which is over 80% of world trade.

Copyright Registration and Protection

A copyright is an Intangible property right granted to the author or originator of a literary or artistic production of a specific type. Works that are copyright-able are books, records, films, artworks, architectural plans, menus, music videos, product packaging and computer software.

A copyright law is the most important form of intellectual property protection on the internet. However, it is not possible to copyright an Idea. What can be copyright-able is the way an idea has been expressed. In today’s era, digital information is copyright-able as well.

WLA IP Group has the complete knowledge of Copyright Act and provides protection by making clients aware of their rights and assisting them with copyright registration and protection from infringement.

Trade Secret Protection

The Law of Trade Secrets protects business processes and information that cannot be patented, trademarked or copyrighted against appropriation by competitors. A trade secret is basically information of commercial value. This includes customer lists, plans, research and development, pricing information, marketing methods, production techniques and generally anything that makes an organization unique.

WLA IP Group helps you by providing solutions to protect your trade secrets from unauthorized access, unfair competition, breach of confidence, breach of contract or espionage thereby shielding your business from Intellectual Property related challenges.

IP Services for the Creative Industry

Intellectual property rights are the foundation on which the Creative Industry is built.

The artistic, commercial and technological landscape for the Creative Industry is constantly changing, presenting new opportunities and potential risks. WLA IP Group Creative Services Team helps clients from across all the media, entertainment and music sectors harness the power of their creativity.

  • Lifestyle and fashion
  • TV and film development, production and distribution
  • Music, performance and visual arts
  • Gaming, AR/VR, app development and animation
  • Publishing and literary works
  • Artistic works
  • Product and graphic design

IP Services to protect your International business

When growing in other international markets, businesses must be sure not to overlook the need to protect their IP overseas, particularly when doing business in high-growth markets.

No business wants to inadvertently lose ownership of developments made to the product by an overseas contact. With our key IP group members in virtually every territory around the world, our patent and trade mark attorneys and IP solicitors know what international expansion feels like and realize the risks and rewards associated with it.

Whether you are a rapidly expanding technology business, a luxury brand, a leading pharmaceutical manufacturer or a talented individual in the world of sport, art or entertainment, you cannot afford to neglect your intellectual property rights.

In today’s highly competitive global market, identifying these rights and controlling their exploitation and protection can be the difference between success and failure. Our intellectual property attorneys advise on every stage of the development and life cycle of rights such as patents, copyright, trademarks and database and design rights – from creation to enforcement.

In today’s highly competitive global market, identifying these rights and controlling their exploitation and protection can be the difference between success and failure. Organisations need to tackle these cross-border opportunities and challenges in a proactive, cost efficient and cohesive way.

WLA Intellectual Property Group is well placed to provide country and sector specific advice on the protection, management and defense of global IP in 60 countries. Our intellectual property attorneys advise on every stage of the development and life cycle of rights such as patents, copyright, trademarks and database and design rights – from creation to enforcement.

The WLA Advantage

The WLA Intellectual Property group comprises specialist professionals across the globe, who have a long history of close collaboration, synergy, and working for the benefit of clients.

We have also helped clients manage and contain data breaches that have had an impact in several countries, as well as negotiate cross-border contracts and establish ways to take their technology to new markets.

Our cohesive international approach, combined with our on-the-ground local knowledge in each jurisdiction, helps our clients to reach their objectives in a practical, coordinated manner.

Whether you are a rapidly expanding technology business, a luxury brand, a leading pharmaceutical manufacturer or a talented individual in the world of sport, art or entertainment, you cannot afford to neglect your intellectual property rights.