The intellectual property and registered trademark solicitors at Hatstone (Ireland) LLP can help individuals or businesses obtain and protect patents and trademarks for industrial properties, and copyrights for artistic and literary works.
We understand the complexities of the intellectual, trademark and copyright processes across all jurisdictions within which we practice.
Our solicitors provide advice on intellectual property in the following areas :
- Database Rights;
- Patents and Know-How;
- Trade Marks;
- Trade Secrets;
- Transactional IP;
- Unfair Competition; and
- Unitary Patents and The Unified Patent Court.
Hatstone (Ireland) LLP have market leading intellectual property and data protection solicitors who are able to provide integrated and unique commercial solutions to our clients.
This is the area of intellectual property law which protects ideas, registration of which can be complicated and expensive. A patent confers upon its holder, for a limited period, usually 20 years, the exclusive right to exploit (making, using, selling, distributing, importing) the patented invention, and excludes any other party doing any of these things without the consent of the owner of the patent. A patent is a form of ‘industrial property’, which can be assigned, transferred, licensed or used by the owner.
A trademark is a symbol that identifies the goods of a person or business, including any name, symbol, word, device, or combination of these that distinguishes the products from others. It should be one of the most valuable assets of any company. The trademark ‘Google’ was worth more than 25 percent of the company’s value in 2018, according to Forbes. Be aware that just because you have your company name registered with the CRO, it does not mean that other companies cannot use it. In order to protect your company name or brand, you need to register them as a trademark.