IP conflicts arise when you wish to enforce your IP, or others wish to enforce theirs against you. In either scenario, our belief is that litigation is costly and should generally always be the last resort, but it is occasionally necessary. To mitigate the negative effects of litigation, we work with clients to get a true understanding of the conflict and the commercial realities affecting the parties. We can also assist in any mediation and negotiation situations.
Through regular IP auditing, we also aim to have our clients in the best possible position at any time should such conflicts arise, to thereby ensure they have the tools to negotiate or enforce their IP effectively.
In the event that litigation cannot be avoided, Graham Watt & Co LLP has experience at all levels including briefing Queen's Counsel and, in co-operation with litigation solicitors, before the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court (IPEC), the High Court, Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court.