Check & protect your intellectual property.

Our specialist team can assist you with copyright, trade marks, designs, patents and areas of confidential information and trade secrets.

Securing intellectual property can feel complicated.

Let us take care of it for you.

Whether you are a start-up or an established organisation, it's worth getting your IP protected and IT related matters either checked and/or resolved.

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Intellectual Property is a vital part of any business and reaches much further than product designs or copyrights. It is everything creative and unique about your business and business ideas.

Our IP & Technology specialists deal with IP, IT and media matters on a daily basis, ensuring they are up-to-date with ongoing technological developments in order that they can provide contemporary and comprehensive legal advice to you, with a focus on delivering dynamic and innovative solutions that meet your requirements.

Understanding the four principle areas of Intellectual Property Law, namely copyright, trade marks, designs and patents and in addition can also offer advice and assistance in the areas of confidential information and trade secrets.

Advice is also offered in relation to all new media technologies and content, e-commerce, digital technologies and emerging digital platforms inclusive of all types of contract negotiations and commercial litigation.



Our expert Intellectual Property, Technology & Media Law Team can advise in relation to:

Intellectual Property disputes: 

  • ‘Passing Off’
  • Copyright infringement
  • Design right infringements (registered and unregistered designs)
  • Patent infringement (including all related licensing disputes)

Information Technology and Media Law disputes:

  • Defamation (slander and libel)
  • Malicious falsehood
  • Internet and social media based actions (such as online harassment)
  • IT disputes

Intellectual Property registration, transfers and advice:

  • UK trade marks
  • Pre-registration advice
  • EU and worldwide trade marks (including Brexit transition arrangements)
  • Design rights
  • Copyright advice
  • Licensing of intellectual property
  • Selling and buying intellectual property

 Information Technology contracts:

  • Hosting agreements
  • Service level agreements (SLAs)
  • Software development agreements
  • Software assignments
  • Outsourcing agreements

Data protection & GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation)

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Our approach is innovative, dynamic and always transparent so you know at all times what we are undertaking on your behalf and the costs involved.

- David Preece

If you have an enquiry in relation to Intellectual Property, Technology and Media Law or simply want to speak to a member of our expert team, please get in touch.

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David Preece of FBC Manby Bowdler's Corporate Team could not have offered more support and understanding in the complicated process of buying multiple businesses. I received the peace of mind, step by step updates and complete support that helped the whole process complete smoothly and on time. FBC Manby Bowdler look after our entire legal business. The knowledge and support we receive across all departments is exemplary and gives us the space we need to concentrate on our core strategy. Knowing that we have industry leading professionals available when we need them gives us the confidence and peace of mind we need to grow our business, whether that includes acquisitions, possible litigation, commercial matters or human resourcing considerations. FBC Manby Bowdler have the experience and the approach which can fit any size of business. We look forward to continuing our partnership in the future.

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