Legal Services for Health & Wellbeing Industry

Whether your target market is corporate buyers, the NHS or consumers, our specialist wellbeing and health lawyers know how to protect what is valuable and assist you in using your intellectual property rights to grow your business. Our experienced team can help you navigate the systems of the evolving health and wellbeing sector.

Many of our clients in healthcare have first-hand experience of the NHS having worked in some capacity for NHS Trusts. Others have set up businesses to commercialise research they have completed as part of a PhD or another project.

When working with clients in the wellbeing and fitness sector we can provide many services tailored to each person or organisations need, including:

  • Reviewing ownership of intellectual property assets
  • Advising on how to secure IP rights from other entities where necessary
  • Assistance with patent applications
  • Advice on building and maintaining crucial data assets

Read on for more information about the services our wellbeing and health lawyers can provide to help your health and wellbeing business succeed. And if you believe we can help get in touch by filling in the form opposite and one of our experienced IP solicitors will be in touch very soon.

“The professionalism from the team and in particular Samuel has been excellent through the process and all charges clearly explained with no hidden costs or fees. Very easy to talk to and helpful, explaining in plain language in a friendly manner every step of the process.

The issue was resolved very quickly with professionalism meaning we were able to come to an agreement without ending up with any enemies. Thank you for your work in resolving this challenging experience and helping us find and solidify an outcome that is sensible.”

– Saltan Salt, Health and Wellbeing IP Services Client

How Can We Help?

Our legal services for the health & wellbeing industry include:

Trade marks

The wellbeing of your clients is your top priority, and to keep delivering a beneficial product or service you need to ensure the wellbeing of your brand identity. Unscrupulous third parties could do harm to both your business and clients if you aren’t fully protected.

Your brand is your identity, a sign of quality and usually a major driving force behind a consumer purchase. Trade marks protect aspects of your brand identity, like names, logos and taglines.

Our wellbeing and health lawyers can advise you on your brand strategy and make sure it’s registered and properly protected anywhere in the world.

Commercial contracts

The cohesion between your intricate network of stakeholders is a vital component of your business’ daily operations that ultimately delivers your clients a truly beneficial product or service.

To maintain and optimise the health of these relationships make sure you have a robust and comprehensive series of agreements in place to protect the running of your organisation.

Agreements are key tools in holding your other parties to account and protecting yourself and your rights.

Whether freelancer, manufacturing, distribution, consumer sales or wholesale agreements, our experienced health and wellbeing lawyers offer fixed fees to draft, review and negotiate documents.


When a product or service in the health and wellbeing industry is shown to be effective and profitable it isn’t long until others catch on and want a piece of the pie. This could put your designs at risk from infringement, a potentially costly situation should you wish to pursue legal action to protect your business.

Don’t let the cost of legal action prohibit you from enforcing your rights. Ask us about our DesignProtect insurance, which gives you a fighting fund to pursue infringers and protect your designs.


Your products design can be the thing that sets you apart from everybody else and provide your customers with a health and wellbeing experience unlike any other.  For protection of your designs for up to 25 years and a straight forward path to resolving any legal disputes, registering your design is highly recommended.

Registered designs offer comprehensive and cost-effective protection for your original creations. We can help secure registered rights and build your intellectual property portfolio.

Our expert team of solicitors advise on both registered and unregistered design rights. We can also advise on a worldwide design protection strategy.


Getting peoples attention in the health and wellbeing industry is not easy and requires some degree of creativity. From the initial sketches of your products to that eye-catching logo, all of your creative output is automatically covered under UK law by copyright and usually assigned to the creator.

Our specialist IP solicitors can ensure that the ownership of your important copyrighted materials is managed and, if necessary, licensed correctly. We can advise on how to best protect your creative assets. And we can support you if an individual or company infringes your copyright.

Confidential Information

Your unique recipe, inside knowledge of the industry, supply chains and contacts are all valuable information to your business. As are your design processes, business data and internal assets.

The often sensitive nature of health and wellbeing industry data, such as information disclosed in confidence and research concerning peoples health can put your business and its associates in a uniquely advantaged position. Therefore it is essential that your business has a system in place to protect sensitive information to not only maintain your competitive advantage but to protect the wellbeing of those who have entrusted you with their information.

Our expert team of intellectual property lawyers have been offering advice and support regarding confidential information and non-disclosure agreements for over 25 years.

Why Choose Briffa?

We’ve provided legal support for the fashion industry since 1995

We offer a free consultation

We provide fixed fee quotes

We have offices in the UK, the Republic of Ireland and Malta

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

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I patent a supplement formula?

You can! Probably… In the right circumstances, patents can be one of the most versatile tools for protecting your inventions. If your supplement meets the following criteria:

  • Novelty – the development has not been publicly disclosed, unless under the conditions of a non-disclosure agreement.
  • Inventive – it is a new and innovative step forward within the industry, and not an obvious combination of pre-existing elements, as judged by an industry expert.
  • Commercial – The product has a viable commercial application.

You may then be able to patent your new supplement.

Our experienced IP lawyers are able to provide guidance and assistance with the viability and processing of your patent application.

Can I trade mark my fitness brand?

You certainly can. you don’t need to have invented a new workout method or training product, if your brand is recognisable and used to indicate the level of quality you bring to the market, such as a fitness programme or workout space then you can trade mark aspects of your brand such as the name, logo and designs.

This will also allow you to license your registered intellectual property and create a sustainable and profitable business model.

Should my health and wellbeing company be concerned about GDPR?

Since its introduction in 2018, GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) has been a definitive element of how companies collect and store the data they collect. It applies to any data collected from which an individual can be identified, from contact details to browser cookies.

Breaches of GDPR can result in fines of up to €10 million or 2% of a companies global turnover (whichever is higher) for small breaches and double these figures for larger breaches.

If your organisation collects personal data there are seven principles of data protection outlined in GDPR you should be aware of: lawfulness, fairness and transparency; purpose limitation; data minimisation; accuracy; storage limitation; integrity and confidentiality (security); and accountability. The only one of these not already outlined in previous legal provisions for data protection is accountability, which requires a company be able to prove they are handling data in a GDPR  compliant manner.

For help navigating your data and GDPR compliance just get in touch and our experienced IP solicitors will get back to you shortly.


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