The guiding principles of Cameron Intellectual Property are quality, efficiency, flexibility and responsiveness.
We assist clients with Intellectual Property (“IP”) matters at all stages of development, from start-up, through growth, attracting investment, or acquiring other brands or technologies:
With experience in a wide range of sectors we can help our clients to consider all aspects of IP in their business and in their interactions with third parties such as suppliers, licensing or collaborative partners.
Portfolio development and management
Administration of IP portfolios including renewal fee payments, name changes and assignments.
National and international filings to protect IP rights.
Undertaking client review exercises on a regular basis to assess whether their portfolio is consistent with business activities – and then undertaking additional filings as required.
Providing guidelines to clients on the correct use of trade marks by them and third parties.
New IP clearance & Freedom to Operate
Working with clients to identify and quantify the risk of entering a new market with their new product or service.
Brand clearance – of new brands or brand extensions, logos and names through trade mark and design searching.
Patent clearance – undertaking searches to assess freedom to operate with the planned product, packaging or process.
Providing commercially relevant advice on the best way forward, along with suggestions of refinements and/or ‘work arounds’ required, and strategies for putting the correct protection in place.
Preparing non-disclosure agreements and copyright assignments with third party suppliers or collaborative partners.
Monitoring & enforcement
Establishing tailored watching services of relevant trade mark registers and analyzing results to determine the value of opposition proceedings.
Undertaking tailored searches of published patents to identify competitor activity.
Providing infringement opinions and related advice.
Working with clients to avoid disputes before they reach Court by way of co-existence agreements and opposition / cancellation actions.
Working with third parties, such as IP solicitors and anti-counterfeiting specialists to undertake dispute resolution.
IP review, due diligence & licensing support
Pre-sale review of IP portfolios, including any recommendations to strengthen IP portfolios.
Preparation of formal IP reports for investors to highlight the commercial relevance of the existing portfolio.
Input to IP licensing agreements, including preparation of IP right schedules.
Support for collaborative ventures to identify and protect newly developed IP.