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Intellectual Property

The Intellectual Property of any organisation is a major source of competitive advantage and the protection and commercialisation of intellectual property is critical to business in turning an innovation into profit.

Tompkins Wake works to bring together experts from across the firm to help our clients design and develop intellectual property strategies drawing from our corporate and commercial expertise to meet our clients’ diverse and changing commercial needs.

We specialise in the enforcement of trade marks, copyright, designs and domain names and in the event of a contentious intellectual property matter, our dispute resolution team can assist in negotiating a successful outcome.

With an international reach across all countries, we provide practical commercial advice to ensure that the value of an organisation's intellectual property is understood and that effective strategies are designed to meet our client’s objectives and protect the value they’ve created.

We can help clients select and prepare briefs for patent attorneys on patent registry matters.

Areas of expertise:

  • Commercialisation of Intellectual Property
  • Copyright Agreements and Disputes
  • Fair Trading Act/Passing Off actions
  • Licensing of Intellectual Property
  • Trade Mark and Brand Strategy
  • Trade Mark Filing Programmes
  • Trade Mark Prosecution and Dispute Resolution
  • Management of Trade Mark portfolios
  • Brand Development and Protection
  • Domain Name Registration and Disputes
  • Patent and Copyright Litigation
  • Dispute resolution for Trade Marks
  • Advertising and Broadcasting standards complaints

Intellectual Property team

Kate Cornegé


Robert Bycroft

Special Counsel

Shelley Slade-Gully

Senior Associate

Knowledge and insights

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Tuesday 28 January, 2020


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Monday 15 January, 2018


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Monday 19 June, 2017


Tompkins Wake joins elite global law network.

Monday 12 June, 2017


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Monday 10 April, 2017