Intellectual Property

Our dedicated team at Hutchinson Thomas are able to assist you in all aspects of Intellectual property and IT.

We are able to assist in the following areas:

  • Copyright
  • Trademark Applications and Disputes
  • Patents
  • Design
  • Database rights
  • Confidential information and know-how

Our experienced team at Hutchinson Thomas are able to guide you and your business through the process of protecting your intellectual property assets, including Trademark Applications.

Darren Davies is the partner who heads the Franchise team. Darren deals with all aspects of franchise matters, including Intellectual property issues. His clear thinking approach is well suited to the commercial, business and franchise matters he advises on. With significant experience in litigation, he is also well placed to deal with any contentious issues that may arise. Darren is recognised in the Legal 500 for his ‘excellent approach with clients, who trust him implicitly’.

Simon Thomas is a partner with 20 years’ experience in employment law. He frequently publishes articles on employment law for businesses and regularly delivers training courses for employers and HR managers. Simon has unique experience and expertise in regulatory work, representing professionals before the General Pharmaceutical Council, the Care Council for Wales, and the Nursing and Midwifery Council in fitness to practice proceedings. In addition, Simon was one of 10 judicial officers appointed by World Rugby (formerly IRB) from across the globe to the 2015 Rugby World Cup with responsibility for dealing with serious acts of foul play. He is a member of the Association of Disciplinary and Regulatory Lawyers.

Our team have experience in both contentious and non-contentious matters. Our experienced litigation team are able to assist in any Intellectual Property disputes that may arise.