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Protecting Your Intellectual Property Since 1995

We’re a specialist law firm of intellectual property solicitors who help all types of businesses to identify, protect, develop, monetise and enforce their IP rights. But we’re a bit different from your average law firm — we’re not stuffy or overly corporate. We go above and beyond to deliver exceptional service with quick turnaround times.

Since 1995, we’ve assisted clients in a wide range of creative and technology sectors with every aspect of IP law, from litigation to licencing.

Our friendly IP solicitors are on hand to carry out a complimentary legal assessment of your business and advise how best to protect your valuable intellectual property, so get in touch today to discover how we can help you.

What is intellectual property?

Intellectual property rights are legal protections for creations of the mind, including artistic, literary and musical works, designs, inventions, and business assets, like brand names, logos, and even trade secrets. Common forms of intellectual property legal protections include trade marks, copyright and patents.

An intellectual property lawyer helps individuals and businesses properly register, protect, and manage their IP assets through various non-contentious (e.g. registering a right) and contentious (e.g. fighting an infringement) work. This is vital for ensuring owners of IP maximise the commercial value of their work.

Our Services

Most law firms offer services across various legal fields, but since 1995 we have always specialised solely in intellectual property. As a result, we’ve developed a reputation as the go-to experts in the industry. And with offices in London and Europe, plus an international network of contacts, we’re well placed to help you protect your rights all over the world.

So whatever your problem or situation, our highly-trained and experienced intellectual property lawyers have seen it all before. To get started, take a look at our list of services below, click on the area that interests you most to learn more, and then contact our team to discuss your requirements and arrange a free legal assessment.

Who can we help?

As the UK’s leading experts in intellectual property, we have the capability, experience and resources to work with any client – whether you’re a small, independent creator or a global brand.

And since our founding in 1995, that’s exactly what we’ve done. We’re proud to have worked with clients of all shapes and sizes across a wide variety of sectors, from household names to individual artists. You can take a look at the sectors we help most often below.

Art

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Our intellectual property specialists help artists and creative industry professionals with everything from drafting contracts to enforcing copyright and managing resale rights.

Art

Baby & Child

Baby & Child

We have a huge client base in the baby & child sector. We can help you register your baby food brand, protect your maternity wear or register your cot bumper design, and that’s just the start.

Baby & Child

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Fashion

Our highly experienced lawyers advise fashion brands, designers and distributors on how to protect their intellectual property – keeping their brands, products and designs safe.

Fashion

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Food & Drink

As leading IP solicitors for the food and drink industry, we can help with anything from protecting product names to keeping your secret recipes truly secret.

Food & Drink

Graphic Design & Branding

Graphic Design & Branding

We have helped graphic design firms gain appropriate remuneration for their work, ensuring that the right contracts are in place and protecting their valuable IP rights.

Graphic Design & Branding

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Health & Wellbeing

We provide a wide range of legal services for the health and wellness sector, including brand protection, contract drafting, patent registrations & more.

Health & Wellbeing

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Music

We help bands, solo artists, managers, producers, promoters and DJs to protect their and grow their investments, assisting with IP infringement, licensing, rights management and more.

Music

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Product Design

We support product designers across many sectors and assist with design registrations, drafting contractual agreements, and protecting against unauthorised copying.

Product Design

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Technology

Our IP lawyers have substantial experience in protecting tech brands, managing the strategy for confidential technology and ensuring our clients have the right contracts in place to monetise their valuable work.

Technology

Why choose Briffa?

We’ve provided intellectual property services since 1995
We only focus on intellectual property law, making us industry specialists
We offer a free consultation to discuss your needs
We provide fixed fee quotes
We have offices in London, the Republic of Ireland and Malta

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About Briffa

Briffa is a firm of leading intellectual property solicitors in London. We’re creative, transparent and competitively priced — our highly skilled team provides the level of expertise and quick turnaround times you need to ensure your intellectual property and business interests remain protected.

We help clients across a broad range of sectors and we’re experts in brand strategy and IP portfolio management — our team can help your business grow, giving you a competitive edge that increases the value of your business for either investment or eventual sale.

If you would like some free advice on protecting your rights and increasing your market share just request a free legal assessment with an intellectual property solicitor on our team today.

Case Study: Countering Counterfeiting

One of our clients is a startup in the highly competitive beauty industry. They developed a unique product, which was protected by registered design rights.

During a visit to a trade fair in China, our client noticed a series of cheap imitations of their product. Moreover, they discovered a shipping container full of the imitations was heading to the UK.

One law firm advised the client that it would be impossible to find the shipment.

Fearing the market would soon be flooded with counterfeits, the client sought a second opinion from our IP lawyers. We advised that, through our network, we could hunt down the name of the ship transporting the goods and issue a notice with UK customs.

The client instructed us to move ahead, and we were able to get the shipment seized upon arrival. Furthermore, customs provided us with the details of the importer, to whom we issued a cease and desist letter.

We were then able to negotiate a favourable settlement with the importer, which included both monetary compensation and valuable evidence to use against the production factory in China.

Read more about the case.

Frequently Asked Questions

How are your fees structured?

Before any fees, we’ll first schedule a consultation to listen and learn more about your situation. The session is free, and there are no obligations to engage our services afterwards. As part of the consultation, we’ll lean on our 25+ years of experience as a specialist IP law firm to suggest the best solution for you or your business.

We’ll be completely transparent about your legal standpoint, what needs doing to achieve your desired outcome, and how long it might take. At this point, we’ll provide a fixed-fee quote for our work.

We’ve found our fixed-fee approach works well for many businesses and individuals, including those with more modest resources, so please do get in touch.

What can you help me with?

Our lawyers can help you protect or monetise your intellectual property, fight any infringements, defend claims against you, and far more. This falls across a range of types of intellectual property, from branding to designs to confidential information. We can help you:

  • Identify all of your IP assets and find the best means of protecting them
  • Develop a strategy for protecting your IP in the UK and worldwide
  • Protect your brand, designs, creative works, confidential information, and inventions
  • Monetise your IP through licensing or transferring ownership
  • Acquire the rights to the IP of other companies and individuals
  • Investigate and resolve infringements, whether you’re bringing forward a claim or defending one
  • If necessary, support you through court proceedings

What should I do if someone is infringing my intellectual property rights?

If you believe someone is infringing your IP rights, you should collect as much evidence as you can. Good examples of evidence include screenshots, website links, and photos. In short, anything that captures and demonstrates the infringement. Next, you should speak to an intellectual property lawyer, who can advise whether you have grounds for a complaint and what steps to take next.

Resources

With every post written by an IP lawyer, our blog is your go-to resource for advice on intellectual property law. See a few of our most popular posts below, or click on the button to find more.

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For some startups intellectual property is their main asset. But if you are not careful, one of your most valuable assets might not actually belong to your company.

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