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Protecting your intellectual property since 1995

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.

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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.

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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 and logos.

Common forms of intellectual property legal protections include:

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.

“I was recommended to contact Briffa and found them to be excellent. I have no hesitation in recommending them.”

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What can we do for you?

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, 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.

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Who We Help

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

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Why choose Briffa?

Since 1995, we’ve established ourselves as intellectual property experts and we’re recognised as a leading firm by the Legal500.

We have offices in the UK and the Republic of Ireland, plus a global network of associates and industry contacts.

We offer a free initial consultation to discuss your needs before any fixed fee quotes are given.

We provide an industry-leading service with short turnaround times and business-focused advice.

Book a free consultation with one of our specialist solicitors.

We’ll start with a no obligation chat where we’ll get to know you and understand your current challenges.

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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 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.

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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.

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.

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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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