Liverpool Intellectual Property Law Solicitors

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  • The Dures Partnership LLP

    The Dures Partnership LLP

    21 Cheapside, Liverpool, Merseyside, L2 2DY

    0151 242 5111

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  • Weightmans LLP

    Weightmans LLP

    100 Old Hall Street, Liverpool, Merseyside, L3 9QJ

    0345 073 9900

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  • Eei Solicitors

    Eei Solicitors

    1 Bridport Street, Liverpool, Merseyside, L3 5QF

    0151 707 8004

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  • Guy Williams Layton LLP

    Guy Williams Layton LLP

    Pacific Chambers, 11-13 Victoria Street, Liverpool, Merseyside, L2 5QQ

    0151 236 7171

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  • O'Connors LLP

    O'Connors LLP

    The Plaza, 100 Old Hall Street, Liverpool, Merseyside, L3 9QJ

    0151 906 1000

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  • Paul Crowley and Co Solicitors Limited

    Paul Crowley and Co Solicitors Limited

    Frank Crowley House, 232 Breck Road, Anfield, Liverpool, Merseyside, L5 6PX

    0151 264 7363

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  • DPP Law Ltd

    DPP Law Ltd

    Oriel Chambers, 14 Water Street, Liverpool, Merseyside, L2 8TD

    0151 236 3331

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  • Dla Piper UK LLP

    Dla Piper UK LLP

    Walker House, Exchange Flags, Liverpool, Merseyside, L2 3YL

    08700 111 111

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  • Husband Forwood Morgan

    Husband Forwood Morgan

    26 Exchange Street East, Liverpool, Merseyside, L2 3PH

    0151 236 9626

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  • Excello Law Limited

    Excello Law Limited

    Suite 5, 4th Floor, One Derby Square, Liverpool, Merseyside, L2 9XX

    0854 257 9449

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  • Berrymans Lace Mawer LLP

    Berrymans Lace Mawer LLP

    Castle Chambers, 43 Castle Street, Liverpool, Merseyside, L2 9SU

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  • Slater & Gordon (UK) LLP

    Slater & Gordon (UK) LLP

    Suite 3.1 Third Floor, Exchange Court, Liverpool, Merseyside, L2 2PP

    0808 175 8000

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  • W W & J McClure Ltd

    W W & J McClure Ltd

    Fifth Floor, Horton House, Exchange Flags, Liverpool, L2 3PF

    0141 221 0045

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  • Dwf LLP

    Dwf LLP

    5 St Paul's Square, Old Hall Street, Liverpool, Merseyside, L3 9AE

    0333 320 2220

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  • Hill Dickinson LLP

    Hill Dickinson LLP

    No. 1 St. Paul's Square, Liverpool, Merseyside, L3 9SJ

    0151 600 8000

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Compare Intellectual Property Solicitors In Liverpool

Looking for an IP solicitor in Liverpool? At LocalSolicitors.com, we will help you to find and review the very best intellectual property solicitors with offices in Liverpool and across Merseyside. Our online solicitor profiles provide you with information about each law firm in your area, making it easy for you to find the best suited solicitor for your needs. Whether you are an inventor hoping to patent your most recent invention, or even a company looking to protect your brand via a trademark application, the lawyers featured on our website will be able to help.

As a company operating in Liverpool, it is crucial that you fully appreciate the importance of your intellectual property. This can help to secure the value of your brand, services or products, whilst maximising revenue streams. Engaging the assistance of an IP lawyer will also help your company to avoid infringing upon the IP rights of others, and deal with any disputes which could manifest.

What are intellectual property rights?

Intellectual property identifies a business's creative value and this area is legislated through the Copyright, Designs and Patent Act (CDPA) 1998. Intellectual property can be very valuable for a business and takes into account brand names, product designs, trademarks, new inventions, marketing ideas and copyright. The CDPA serves to outline protective laws against the unauthorised usage of these concepts. To be thought of as the legal owner of intellectual property, the CDPA determines that you should have developed the concept that meets the patent conditions or have acquired the intellectual property rights from the former owner.

What does Copyright Mean?

Copyright is a legal attainment that can be given to individuals or businesses following the development or investment into particular products or work. Copyright is governed and set out in the Copyright, Designs and Patent Act (CDPA) 1998 and this Act details all of the conditions that need to be met in order for copyright protection to be offered. The CDPA stipulates that to enable protection to be approved, the work should belong to one of the following groups: dramatic or musical work, literature, films produced post 1957, sounds recordings cable programmes made after 1st January 1985, published editions or broadcasts. The creator of a piece of work receives automatic copyright protection without the need to apply as a result of international agreements that are established. Copyright protection periods vary depending upon the type of work covered, with a period of 70 years being given following the death of the artist or creator of dramatic, artistic or musical work. Sound recordings and broadcasts are protected for a 50 year duration following the end of the year in which they were initially created or broadcast. Copyright protection for films lasts for 70 years from the end of the year in which the last surviving creators of a screenplay, the director or musical creator dies. Infringements of copyright laws are a criminal offence which can end up in court proceedings for the offenders.

Patents

Patents are IP rights that are granted by the government to inventors and they last for a set period of time. Unlike copyright protection, a patent needs to be requested as it is not automatically issued. A formal application is needed in the UK to receive a patent and this needs to be made to the Intellectual Property Office. British civil law helps to protect patent awarded inventions which means that they cannot be used, sold or distributed without the prior permission from the owner. In order to be granted a patent, the following criteria have to be fulfilled:

  • The invention must be new and a unique concept to the construction or industry and not obvious to anyone that works within that particular field.
  • The invention must be capable of being practically used in its industry and therefore many creative concepts are not patent protected.
  • The product that is patent protected can either be owned by the inventor or the inventor’s employer. It normally takes between 3 and 5 years to receive a patent following the application and the patent will last as long as the owner pays the renewal fee every year. If the renewal fee is unpaid, the patent protection will cease on the invention.

    Trademarks

    Trademarks were originally words or logos that highlighted the origin of goods. However, trademarks are now laws that protect a larger range of considerations. If you're able to prove that your product is distinct from those of others, a trademark may be awarded. If a trademark consists of anything other than a logo or words, it needs to be graphically representable. The IPO are responsible for the receipt and management of trademark applications and will request evidence from applicants of the originality of their brand. Authorised trademarks last for 10 years and companies have the option to renew their trademark through application and fee payment to the IPO.

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