IP litigation and defamation

Protection of IP assets can involve urgent court action in the case of infringement, theft or other misuse. Our litigation team has highly developed skills in all aspects of commercial litigation, including patent issues.

We regularly act for a variety of clients such as international corporations, insurers, small businesses, associations and individuals in relation to enforcing their IP rights and in obtaining urgent orders related to actual or threatened breaches of IP rights or in response to data breach (hacking) or other unauthorised access to corporate data.

We coordinate with expert accounting, finance and forensic professionals as required. We work with our clients to navigate data-breach processes and action items and coordinate with law enforcement authorities as required.

We also recognise that while platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn offer a low cost means to reach large numbers of customers and businesses, they carry risks of misuse, such as defamation, harassment and identity theft. We work with our clients to engage with the new platforms and to respond effectively to misuse.