A hat-trick of success for Geldards Intellectual Property Dispute Resolution Team

2024 has so far resulted in three successful outcomes achieved for our clients in three months for the Geldards Intellectual Property Dispute Resolution team.

January saw us successfully settle a complex £7.5m contractual dispute related to a breach of IP licence provisions between a public sector client and an international pharmaceutical company, fully in favour of our client and without the need to resort to costly litigation proceedings.

We have also successfully defended our client, a UK manufacturer and supplier of ceramic goods, in a registered design dispute with a competitor in which unjustified threats of infringement were made unlawfully against our client.

The latest case resulted in a successful resolution of a Company Names Tribunal dispute on behalf of a major UK investor and business funder against a business using a similar registered company name and address in the course of trade, also in favour of our client.

Commenting on the positive results, team lead Gosia Evans said:

“I am immensely proud of the quality of work and effort that we have put in to achieve successful results for our clients in these disputes, and of the efficiency and experience which allowed us to guide them to resolve the issues as swiftly as possible.

Dispute Resolution is not always about costly and lengthy litigation proceedings, albeit sometimes these are necessary and appropriate. We are prepared to advise our clients throughout those.

In many IP disputes, however, there is scope for a commercial resolution at an earlier stage and wherever possible, we guide our clients wisely and with the resilience required to achieve this outcome.

We have thoroughly enjoyed working with our clients on these cases and we are grateful for their trust and confidence in our strategic advice. Seeing that they can now focus again on growing their business and investment in our communities is extremely rewarding.”

Our Intellectual Property Protection and Disputes Team advises various clients from a range of sectors, including technology, manufacturing, design, health and medical devices, creative industries, and many more. We assist with all types of advice related to Intellectual Property Rights, from their creation, protection, and commercialisation all the way through to enforcement and Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR).

If you require advice concerning your Intellectual Property Rights, please reach out to a member of our Intellectual Property Protection and Disputes Team.

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