Intellectual property is an umbrella term for the protection of industrial property and products of human creativity. It includes subjects such as inventions, industrial designs, confidential information, creative and artistic work and entrepreneurial works such as sound recordings, films and broadcasts. It also protects goodwill created through trade marks, trade names and reputations.
Unlike other forms of property, intellectual property is essentially intangible. The main characteristic which draws together these disparate areas is that the holder of the intellectual property right is deemed to have a certain monopoly or exclusivity in respect of the use or exploitation of the right, albeit restricted in scope and duration.
We offer advice and assistance in respect of the following areas of intellectual property law: