Tel: +44 (0) 20 7234 0200
Contact: Piers Strickland & Matthew Harris - Joint Heads of Intellectual Property and Dispute Resolution
Number of partners: 5
Number of practitioners: 21
Practice Areas: • Anti-Counterfeiting • Confidential Information • Copyright Licensing • Counterfeiting/Gray Market Goods • Design Patents • Dispute Resolution • Domain Names • Due Diligence/IP Audit • Franchising • Freedom to Operate • Geographical Indications and Denominations of Origin • Licencing • Passing off • Patent Litigation • Patent Validity and Infringement • Strategic IP counselling • Trade Secrets • Trademarks Litigation
Waterfront Solicitors was one of the first tech law firms to be set up over a decade ago, providing high quality, affordable legal advice for IT firms. Since then, Waterfront has established itself as a highly successful niche IP/IT law firm, specialising in intellectual property, commercial, corporate and employment law, with a strong track record in the tech sector.
Principal areas of work:
Intellectual Property: The team is made up of IP solicitors who have years of experience helping clients protect, manage, exploit, enforce and defend their intellectual property rights. It covers the entire spectrum of intellectual property law and practice, dealing with both contentious and non-contentious work. Clients include Kenwood, CMC Markets Plc and Glasses Direct.
Commercial Contracts: The team drafts, advises on and negotiates all manner of commercial contracts, and is well known for its expertise and experience within the IT/technology sector. The commercial contracts team has a particular reputation for being skilled at defending the interests of small/medium sized businesses in relation to corporate giants in commercial deals. Clients include London & Partners and Caradigm.
Corporate: The team advises on a wide range of matters, including setting up a business, joint ventures and mergers & acquisitions, but is best known for advising entrepreneurs and investors in relation to venture capital investments in early-stage technology companies. The team leverages strongly off the firm's niche as a technology law specialist.
Employment: The team provides expert employment and HR advice to a wide range of businesses - from SMEs to multi-national employers with thousands of employees - covering the life of the employment relationship.
The firm acts for a full spectrum of business clients, including, individual entrepreneurs, SMEs, multinational corporations, many of which are in the tech sector. Clients include Kenwood, London & Partners, Caradigm, Glasses Direct, Herrmann International and CMC Markets Plc.
- Information science and technology; Communications and Software
Last Updated 31st August 2016
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