Intellectual property law can often be a complex area, especially for the unwary. For many companies, intellectual property isn’t just a valuable business asset it provides their company’s competitive edge. Protecting and enforcing Intellectual Property effectively and commercially is a key part of any successful modern business strategy.

Our team is nationally recognised as one the UK’s best. We have considerable experience in handling intellectual property disputes both inside and outside of court and pride ourselves on taking a practical and commercial approach to dispute resolution in this area. With experience over a wide variety of sectors including manufacturing, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, FMCG, life sciences, computer software, fashion, internet and media related businesses, we can offer in depth advice in relation to copyright, trade mark, passing off, design, patent, database and breach of confidence disputes. We often act on cross border cases within the EU and globally.

The team is highly approachable and provides extremely competitively priced specialist advice which is user friendly and clearly focused on your business’ commercial objectives and aims. .

Our Intellectual Property Litigation team can help you with:

  • Anti-counterfeiting
  • Breach of confidence disputes
  • Copyright, trade mark, patent and database disputes
  • Domain name disputes
  • Licensing of intellectual property rights
  • Passing off



“The team takes a very human approach to advising and appears conscious at all times of the wider concerns of a business relating to brands and all matters that surround a client’s business”
Wales, Legal 500 2021

“Renowned in the market for expertise in rights strategy, commercialisation and disputes. Particularly recommended for assisting clients in the creative industries, retail, life sciences and emerging businesses”
Wales, Chambers & Partners 2021

“Geldards provides highly responsive, efficient and pragmatic advice”
Legal 500, 2020

"We're very impressed with the expertise of the Geldards team, and in particular their speed at dealing with requests and their personal approach."

Chambers & Partners, 2020

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Michael Lindsey


Partner, London

+44 (0)29 2039 1740