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Intellectual Property Disputes

Service overview: IP dispute resolution solicitors

Our intellectual property dispute resolution solicitors can help with infringements in all kinds of IP, from patents and trade marks to copyright and registered designs. IP disputes often stem from unclear ownership issues and fragmented strategies, so it’s wise to ensure these are clarified and reviewed holistically at the earliest opportunity, to prevent further disputes arising. IP infringement can take many forms – our IP dispute lawyers can help whether you’re claiming against an infringer or you’ve been accused of infringement. Our IP solicitors specialise in resolving IP disputes out of court, using their experience of taking cases through the High Court and Court of Appeal.

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What we do: IP dispute resolution solicitors

Your intellectual property is an important asset for your business and you should take the necessary steps to protect, enforce and uphold your rights.

Resolving Intellectual Property Disputes

Intellectual property disputes must be handled by a specialist intellectual property dispute lawyer supported by commercial litigation colleagues. This is because:

  1. IP dispute law is injunction-based law. A deep knowledge of the procedures and prospects for getting a final injunction is needed from the drafting of the first letter to the negotiaton of final settlement.
  2. IP disputes are handled in separate courts whose rules and expectations have little in common with those of other courts.
  3. IP disputes often involve associated contractual disputes and specialist applications requiring the input of commercial litigation colleagues into the team.

Our solicitors always aim to resolve intellectual property disputes quickly and cost-effectively for our clients, using methods of alternative dispute resolution where available to resolve issues out of court.

Our lawyers advise on all forms of dispute resolution, including:

  • Negotiated settlement without the issue of formal proceedings
  • Negotiated settlement after formal proceedings have started
  • Arbitration and mediation, including online domain name dispute resolution processes
  • Court proceedings

IP Dispute Litigation Solicitors

Our intellectual property solicitors have also represented clients at the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court (IPEC) in London to resolve IP disputes. We also have experience in managing IP disputes for clients in different jurisdictions around the world.

Free legal guides and IP FAQs in our knowledge hub

The Intellectual Property section of our Advice Centre houses a wealth of guides, advice and FAQs about IP, from general overviews to the specifics. Read some of our most popular IP advice content here:

Watch our video of Lindsay Gledhill sharing top tips on what to do if your business is accused of copyright infringement:


Who we help: Intellectual property dispute resolution for large companies, small businesses, start-ups and entrepreneurs

Our IP dispute solicitors can help you whether you’re defending your own IP from infringement, or whether you are being accused of infringement – whatever size or type of business you are.  We specialise in IP dispute resolution for niche technology companies, such as Aeristech.

For example, if you’re worried about infringement or want to check the competition either pre- or post-application for forms of IP protection, we can search other people’s:

  • Patents
  • Registered designs
  • Trade marks

You should be careful not to infringe anyone else’s IP rights. Our intellectual property solicitors can advise you what to do in the event of this.


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What our clients say

It was difficult to find suitable support for my IP problem and such a relief to find Harper James Solicitors. Lindsay was fantastic at guiding me through the process and I couldn’t have been happier with the result.
Mariani Robinson Founder, Naturally Lady
Harper James is a brilliant example of a company disrupting a traditional industry. Suddenly Solicitors become relevant and accessible for start-ups & small enterprises, with the best in-class knowledge of all major legal areas. I’ve used the business now for a year, and the Enterprise plan has been perfect for budgeting my company’s outgoings, and has given me a piece of mind when tackling key, decisive issues. Thank-you HJS!
Koral Ibrahim Founder & MD, The Ready House
Lindsay and the team provided us with clear and expert advice from start to finish. They helped us resolve what was a very stressful situation. I’d recommend the service they provide to anyone who ever finds themselves in the same situation.
Donna Grant Founder, Tummy2Mummy
The strategy Lindsay and Adam helped us with allowed us to create a strong case to be a brand and not just a product. And this has really helped us formulate our plans to go global.
Peter Morris Founder and Director, Lockabox
It was difficult to find suitable support for my IP problem and such a relief to find Harper James Solicitors. Lindsay was fantastic at guiding me through the process and I couldn’t have been happier with the result.
Mariani Robinson Founder, Naturally Lady
Harper James is a brilliant example of a company disrupting a traditional industry. Suddenly Solicitors become relevant and accessible for start-ups & small enterprises, with the best in-class knowledge of all major legal areas. I’ve used the business now for a year, and the Enterprise plan has been perfect for budgeting my company’s outgoings, and has given me a piece of mind when tackling key, decisive issues. Thank-you HJS!
Koral Ibrahim Founder & MD, The Ready House
Lindsay and the team provided us with clear and expert advice from start to finish. They helped us resolve what was a very stressful situation. I’d recommend the service they provide to anyone who ever finds themselves in the same situation.
Donna Grant Founder, Tummy2Mummy
The strategy Lindsay and Adam helped us with allowed us to create a strong case to be a brand and not just a product. And this has really helped us formulate our plans to go global.
Peter Morris Founder and Director, Lockabox

Why choose our IP dispute lawyers?

Our intellectual property dispute solicitors have many years experience in resolving disputes constructively. They’ve all worked at Top 100 city firms, or inhouse at large organisations. Find out more about our IP dispute solicitors:


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