Harrison IP can initiate and defend all contentious court, tribunal and ADR proceedings involving IP in cases where a dispute cannot be settled.
There is nothing to be gained from conflict for conflict’s sake, and Harrison IP will always endeavour to resolve IP disputes with what is optimal for your business in mind. We go into all disputes (whether initiating or defending them for you) with the idea that a mutually acceptable settlement is at least possible, if not always achievable.
Sometimes, though, formal proceedings (or a full-throated defence of such proceedings) are the appropriate next step when negotiations break down or go nowhere. Harrison IP has the experience and skill to negotiate these choppy waters for you.
In addition to formulation and drafting of all manner of IP-related letters before claim and cease and desist letters, Harrison IP can handle the launch or defence of the following proceedings including:
- High Court or IPEC (Intellectual Property Enterprise Court) proceedings;
- Tribunal proceedings at UK and EU level;
- ADR proceedings;
- Opposition and Appeal proceedings at the European Patent Office, acting on behalf of Patentees and Opponents;
- Patentability proceedings at the UKIPO
- Entitlement disputes.
Including Management of all of the above proceedings around the world through our network of trusted foreign associates.
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