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Our 150-strong international Intellectual Property/Information Technology group is one of the most highly respected around the world. Due to the strength and depth of our expertise, Taylor Wessing has an outstanding reputation in the field of IP and IT.

We can advise you on a wide range of IP issues through the full lifecycle of your business, and across a large variety of matters – from trademarks and designs registration, high profile licensing arrangements, regulatory advice, to representation in patent litigation and advice on patent transactions and other technology related matters.

The rapid pace of technological innovation in recent years has transformed the IT, media and telecoms sectors and has a large impact of many others. As a result, companies face a host of challenges, including enhanced data protection laws, not to mention keeping up to speed with ever-changing laws as new technologies emerge. We will provide all the specialist legal advice you may need on any IT or telecoms issue.

Since we have an extensive network of international offices that covers Europe, the Middle East and Asia, we are able to provide our IP/IT advice and expertise on a global basis.  We also have a market-leading US inbound practice which gives us a clear understanding of the US market, US business culture, and the challenges US corporations face doing business around the world.

Hot topics & useful tools

  • The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into effect on 25 May 2018 and is a total overhaul of EU data protection law. With significant potential fines coupled with the negative PR associated with mistreatment of client/customer data, the GDPR and data protection are now boardroom issues. Find out more about GDPR.

  • Visit our Global Data Protection Guide – a unique online interactive tool which compares the data protection regimes in over 60 countries.
  • View our latest brand protection guide when doing business in Europe – On your marks, get set….Europe!
  • The Taylor Wessing Patent Map is our new online interactive tool which compares the patent litigation regimes across Europe.
  • View the findings of our latest Global IP Index 5th Report for a comprehensive assessment of how the IP regimes in 43 jurisdictions compare with each other.
  • Keep up to date with all the developments on the Digital Single Market.

Areas of expertise

  • Copyright & media
    • Copyright strategy & advice
    • Licensing & use of copyright works
    • Copyright online & liability of service providers
    • Copyright disputes & litigation
    • Performers & related rights
    • Database rights
    • Advertising & marketing law
    • Defamation & privacy
    • Reputation management
    View all our Copyright & media experts
  • Data protection
    • International sharing & export of personal data (cross-border transfer)
    • Roll-out of multi-jurisdictional projects
    • Data breach notifications
    • Freedom of Information Act requests, including by or in relation to competitors
    • Handling of audits
    • Setting up data compliance structure
    • Data policies
    • Data Privacy Officer support
    • Disputes & negotiations with Data Protection Authorities
    • Privacy by design strategy & expert opinions
    • Work’s Council agreements & negotiations with Work’s Council
    • Disputes with employees & other individuals
    • Targeted advertising
    • CRM databases
    • Address trading, scoring, credit agencies
    • Big data & profiling
    • Cloud services
    • Geolocalisation & RFID
    • Apps
    • GDPR
    View all our Data protection experts
  • False advertising & unfair competition
    • Advice on the design of advertising strategies & campaigns
    • Safeguarding & defence of advertising measures
    • Rapid interdiction of anticompetitive behaviour by competitors
    • Supplementary protection of rights under competition law
    • Measures against product piracy & passing off
    • Design of websites & web shops (eCommerce)
    • Online marketing, keyword advertising & search engine optimisation
    • Legal issues regarding price indication
    • Comparative advertising
    • Prize competitions
    • Protection of know-how & trade secrets
    View all our False advertising & unfair competition experts
  • IT & telecoms
    • Outsourcing
    • Cloud Computing
    • Online sales & marketing – B2B & B2C
    • Technology projects & contracts
    • Technology procurement & public procurement
    • Technology dispute resolution & litigation
    • Technology licensing
    • Technology merger & acquisitions
    • Telecoms & internet regulatory
    • Telecommunications services & network projects
    View all our IT & telecoms experts
  • Know-how transfer & licensing
  • Patents
    • Patent litigation (enforcement strategy, infringement & nullity/revocation proceedings)
    • Patent strategy & international coordination
    • Unified Patent Court (UPC) strategy
    • Research & development (R&D) agreements
    • Patent licensing
    • Employee inventions
    • Freedom to operate opinions
    • Know-how transfer
    • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) procedures
    • Anti-counterfeiting & customs
    • Regulatory advice
    View all our Patents experts
  • Trademarks & design
    • Trade mark strategy & advice
    • Trade mark registration & portfolio management
    • Trade mark audit
    • Trade mark licensing
    • Trade mark disputes & litigation
    • Trade mark research & monitoring
    • Design strategy & advice
    • Design registration & portfolio management
    • Design licensing
    • Design disputes & litigation
    • Unfair competition & passing off
    • Domain & company names, internet keyword
    • Anti-counterfeiting & customs
    View all our Trademarks & design experts

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News and Insights

China and Singapore update

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