Dispute Resolution & Commercial Litigation

Intellectual Property Disputes

Protecting and asserting intellectual property rights, such patents and trademarks, can be the difference between a business' success and failure. For the same reason, businesses must tread carefully in order to avoid disputes whilst maintaining their rights.

Types of intellectual property

At McHale & Co, we have dealt with many disputes involving the following examples of intellectual property:

  • Copyright

  • Confidential information

  • Design

  • Advertising rights

  • Passing off

  • Patents

  • Trade libel

  • Trademarks

If you are unsure of your intellectual property rights, or have been accused of infringing somebody else's, the best and most cost-effective way of resolving the dispute is to take legal advice at the earliest opportunity, so you will know your position in law and will be able to make a decision based on this.

Get advice from the experts

McHale & Co has experience in dealing with intellectual property claims and disputes on behalf of a wide variety of businesses in many scenarios. We provide practical, straight-forward and commercial advice to help you understand your position and what options you have in protecting and asserting your intellectual property rights.

The Intellectual Property Office provides dispute resolution services which can be more cost effective than going through the courts. However, where parties are unwilling to cooperate, we have the expertise to take your case to court.

If you are being accused of breaching somebody else's intellectual property rights, it is important that you respond to this appropriately. Many businesses invest highly in their intellectual property rights and are often highly aggressive in defending them. As such, they will not hesitate in incurring legal fees, which, ultimately, you may be liable for. It is therefore very important to take advice quickly.

Should you have an intellectual property matter which you would like to receive advice on, please contact us today by calling 0161 928 3848. If you can’t make it to a phone right now, fill in the contact form on the right-hand side of this page and we will be in touch with you shortly to discuss your issue.