All businesses own potentially valuable Intellectual Property (IP) rights, although many do not realise this. IP rights include: trade marks, which are a signs or symbols used by a trader to distinguish its products or services from those of other tra…
A patent protects the way in which something works. In whatever scenario you manage or encounter inventions or patents, we can help.
Clarion is a great team to work with, fair at all times to both parties, and we’d recommend them to anyone. As well as advising on commercial agreements and helping to protect our IP rights, they always go that extra mile, for example, by using their networks to put clients in touch with the right people.MD, Sound Leisure
The team provides ‘outstanding’ levels of service, and ‘great value for money’.Legal 500
In whatever scenario you manage or encounter inventions and patents we can help. We’ll work with you to understand and protect your own inventive creations, and also to evaluate the possible risk in launching new products or exploiting new processes. Should you need to enforce a patent or be involved in defending patent litigation, or possibly wish to extract maximum value from the licensing and exploitation of your rights, we have the expertise and commercial knowledge to guide and assist you.
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- Freedom to operate advice
- Exploitation and licensing
- Patent litigation and dispute resolution
Ex Unilever employee awarded substantial compensation for invention deemed to be of outstanding benefit
Last week, the Supreme Court handed down its judgment in Shanks v Unilever  which saw Professor Shanks awarded £2 million in compensation for an invention he created whilst employed at a subsidiary company of global giant Unilever.
What does the current EU Withdrawal Agreement mean for owners of EU Trade Marks and Community Designs?
After months of uncertainty, the Cabinet have backed a Draft Agreement for the Withdrawal of the UK from the EU.
From business and social networking sites like Facebook and LinkedIn, to media sharing platforms such as YouTube, social media offers a host of opportunities for business owners to promote their companies and now forms a key part of many business’ m…
Focussing on internationalising through innovation is the vital theme for the resurgence of the region’s textile industry according to Steve Crow, business development director of Clarion.
In a landmark ruling of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) this morning, it has been held that the operators of physical marketplaces in the EU, in which third parties are selling counterfeit products, can be forced to put an end to in…
With the north of England’s growing reputation as a leading hub for the creative sector, we have seen a marked uplift in our work advising media agencies about intellectual property (IP) issues around their own brands and their clients’ brands.
While Acorn Stairlifts is well-known as a leader in its field in the UK, most people will probably be surprised to hear that one of the company’s stairlifts is installed somewhere in the world every nine minutes!
A review of the European trade mark system has been undertaken and a European trade mark reform package has been published. Key changes in force from 23rd March 2016 include: Name Changes Revised Trade Mark Application Fees Reduced Trade Mark Renewal…
Under UK patent, design and trade mark law...
Exciting times lie ahead for the textile sector. At one of our previous seminars Allied Textiles, the University of Leeds and the Textile Centre of Excellence shared with the audience the opportunities that are available for growth.
A recent survey of manufacturers by the UK's Manufacturing Advisory Service revealed a growing number of companies are bringing production home in order to reduce costs and improve quality and lead times.
There are only so many musical notes, chords and riffs in the world, so perhaps not surprisingly there are many copyright infringement lawsuits filed every year in the music industry.
The ASA has shown its determination to stamp out problem advertising, by making its first two referrals to Trading Standards.
You can stand under my umbrella (ella ella), just don’t try to incorporate an image of my face on it.
Barbadian singer Rihanna has recently won a battle with clothing retailer Topshop in relation to T-shirts sold bearing her image.
In 1914, allegedly as a tribute to Queen Victoria, Cadbury introduced its distinctive purple packaging for chocolate bars.
Yorkshire is renowned for its high number of innovative and entrepreneurial companies, but what makes these businesses different?
Clarion exhibited at a trade show recently and as expected we spoke to businesses in a variety of sectors. Several of the conversations that members of the IP team had made us realise how many businesses would benefit from a simple guide to the vari…
Jemma Green, an associate in the intellectual property team at Clarion, has achieved a post graduate legal qualification from Oxford University.
Sue Streatfield has been appointed as a partner within Clarion’s expanding intellectual property (IP) practice, just two years after joining the firm. Clarion has one of the largest teams of specialist IP lawyers in a full service law firm in …
Congratulations to Esther Kirwan who has been promoted to head of our growing intellectual property (IP) practice.
Sue Streatfield has been appointed as a senior associate in our expanding intellectual property (IP) practice which now has the largest team of specialist IP solicitors within a full service law firm in the region.
Clarion in Leeds has successfully represented Falcon Sportswear Limited, a designer and nationwide supplier of school sportswear, following an infringement of its rights by a retailer which was selling counterfeit product among Falcon’s genuine garments.
Working in conjunction with the GrowthAccelerator service, a team of legal and financial advisers from Leeds has supported the set up of a new £1.2m animation business that is expected to create 20 new jobs in Leeds and Crowle, North Lincolnshire.
The Intellectual Property team have helped a new Leeds business to protect itself as it prepares to expand overseas.
Export-focused businesses are reaping the benefits, but intellectual property infringers are trying to cash in.
Alan Halsall, owner of Skipton-based Silver Cross, was the key speaker at a seminar attended by more than 70 senior business leaders, focussing on innovation and the importance of protecting it with robust Intellectual Property.
The strength of Yorkshire’s innovation in manufacturing was recently celebrated at an event in Leeds which brought together some of the region’s leading manufacturing innovators to debate how innovation creates competitive advantage.
A successful outcome for our IP team