Intellectual Property

Almost every business will at some stage require specialist intellectual property related advice

This may be for a transaction, a bespoke project or for day-to-day activities. IP can provide competitive advantage, generate revenue and build long term value for your business. IP protection is often an area that is overlooked; however, developing a clear understanding of your IP assets and how to protect, manage and leverage them can bring significant commercial benefits.

Our team includes specialist IP lawyers with comprehensive knowledge of the many forms of IP, from confidential information and trade secrets, brands and trade marks through to patents and designs. We can help you manage IP in the context of your business objectives. We advise throughout the lifecycle of IP, from creation to commercialisation and enforcement.

We frequently provide IP support on corporate and commercial transactions, including undertaking due diligence analysis, setting up corporate structures and advising on freedom to operate.

We also advise on IP strategy and can help you maximise the value of your IP in the best way for your business.

Specific areas of advice

We will help you to identify, manage, track and protect your IP so that you will build up value in your business from the outset. We will assist with preparing founder IP transfers to secure all IP within the business, and help you to develop your IP and confidentiality protection strategy, as well as advising on employee IP, consultant IP and licences or assignments from third parties.

What we did for...

It was important to us that our legal advisers were aligned to our business values, and we were impressed by the approach Vialex took to support our business by offering a ‘virtual’ in-house legal team who look after our day-to-day legal needs.

George Tait - Director and Company Secretary

We have worked with Vialex since 2012, following our buyout from a major UK foods group, when our fast evolving business required a different approach to meet our legal services needs in a cost effective way. At the time it was something of a leap of faith for Quorn Foods but we have been delighted with the service from Vialex, and the appetite they have shown to support us in any way they can.

David Artindale - Head of Procurement
We use the Vialex Legal Counsel Service as our day-to-day support for all our contracts and legal issues. They act as an extension of our own team and work with us to help us achieve our commercial goals. The subscription means we can get the advice we need when we need it for a fixed cost.

Arceeb Moughal - Director of Commercial

The Vialex Legal Counsel Service does what it says on the tin. We get a quality legal support service that responds to our needs, very often working to short timescales. The Vialex team has been particularly instrumental in assisting with our international contractual arrangements as we expand our reach into a number of new overseas markets.

Richard Miles - Chief Financial Officer
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