Common examples of intellectual property infringement we see at Richardson Lissack are:
- The sale of goods without licencing from the IP holder
- Copying of items of clothing
- Duplication and unauthorised use of photographs, drawings, and artworks
- The use by one business of a similar name to another business
If you consider that your IP has potentially been infringed, you should consider seeking legal advice at an early stage. We are regularly instructed by clients to advise on the extent of their IP rights, whether their IP has been infringed and, if so, what action can be taken to prevent further infringement and to seek compensation for any losses suffered.
IP is an area of law where taking early action is particularly important as, in certain circumstances, it can be possible to apply to the court for an injunction preventing the alleged infringement pending a final hearing of the claim. The ability to seek injunctive relief can be of particular significance where there is a real risk that the continued infringement of IP will have a major and lasting impact on a business, that may not be adequately compensated by an award of damages. A court may, however, refuse to grant an injunction where there has been undue delay in seeking the relief.