Intellectual Property Licensing

In a disruptive technological landscape, with dynamically expanding horizons, protecting and capturing value from your technologies, brands, products, data and services is the biggest legal battle you are likely to face.

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Our team of commercial IP specialists are nationally recognised as experts in a full range of technology, intellectual property, privacy, sourcing and commercial law services for business.  

You can rely on us for practical direction in areas such as copyright, trademarks and designs, patents, database law, domain names, strategy, IP licensing and exploitation, R&D, JVs and other commercial transactions and franchising. 

We work closely with many of the leading household names across a wide range of sectors including supermarkets and pharmaceutical companies, hotels, retailers and restaurant chains as well as service providers and product manufacturers, both large and small.

We are affiliate members of the British Franchise Association and understand that, at the heart of inspiration and ideas, lies intellectual property and technology which are fundamental to successful business growth and success. That is why our approach is commercial, innovative and strategically focused on managing and commercialising your IP portfolio. 

We are on hand to make sure that the IP that you and your employees create is protected, commercialised and exploited at all times. We will help you get the most from your existing market or move into a new one. It’s our creative way of thinking that allows us to spot opportunities many others would miss.

How we can help

We can help you go further with our dedicated products and sector expertise.

Some of our experts

Paul Attwood


I advise on a full range of commercial legal agreements, including agency, distribution, logistics, outsourcing, IT, licensing and co-packing arrangements. I also advise on aspects of intellectual property law and competition law.


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Intellectual property theft costs British businesses £9.2 billion a year! dwf asset aware gives you easy access to expert legal advice in all areas which impact on protecting your intangible assets - saving you time and money.

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