We work with our clients across a broad range of sectors to acquire and commercialise intellectual property rights internationally.

We help our clients to carry out due diligence and structure their transactions to manage risk and extract value effectively. We draw upon the combined experience of our competition, tax and intellectual property specialists to draft and negotiate robust commercial agreements often involving international licensing.

Recent examples include:

  • Advising a FTSE 250 FMCG company on the IP aspects of a series of corporate deals which centred around the acquisition and disposal of a number of consumer brands.
  • Advising Clinigen on the acquisition of an international portfolio of patents and trade marks relating to pharmaceuticals across multiple jurisdictions.
  • Advising Associated British Foods plc in respect of a trade mark licence relating to use of a sports brand in connection with sports apparel and related accessories produced by Primark.
  • Advising FTSE 100 client on contracts relating to research and development in relation to advanced manufacturing.


"Fêted IP practice. Represents a broad range of high-profile clients…" Chambers UK (2014)

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Paul Bentham

Paul Bentham

Partner, Commercial Services
Manchester, UK

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