CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP
In today’s knowledge economy, a large part of the value of your business depends on intangible assets and goodwill. Your intellectual property plays a key role in gaining and keeping your competitive edge. Intellectual property is one of your most important assets, and CMS is there to help you secure and protect your precious know-how. A cohesive IP strategy, including both commercialisation and enforcement, ensures you get maximum value from your portfolio. Our dedicated team of specialist lawyers and patent attorneys focus on understanding your business needs, bringing knowledge gained from working with some of the world’s best-known brands in a range of sectors – from banks to tech and media, and life sciences to fast-moving consumer goods.
We handle the full lifecycle of IP assets, including finding the best strategy for the creation, identification, registration, protection and capture of assets, their realisation through commercial agreements and licensing, and their protection and enforcement through litigation and dispute resolution. We have more than 400 specialist IP lawyers worldwide, ready to apply their skills to add value to your assets.
We support you by advising on trademark registrations, oppositions and portfolio management, globally and locally. If disputes arise, we are there to guide you through the litigation process, whether you are pressing or defending a claim locally or across national borders.
Our full-service, in-house patent attorney team has specialists in all areas of technology, and we draft, prosecute, defend and challenge patents in patent office proceedings. We represent clients before the EPO, as well as national patent offices.
International patent litigation presents difficult challenges and a wide range of strategic options across multiple countries. Our specialist advisers are experienced in cross-border patent disputes and are skilled coordinators of multi-country advice, working without fuss and focusing on client service.
At the same time, we offer efficient and cost-effective local litigation services, even in relatively small disputes.