Identify, protect, commercialise

Spearing Waite’s specialist team of intellectual property solicitors advises on all aspects of IP law, including copyright, trade marks, passing off, patents, rights in design, confidential information, and domain names. Our IP lawyers help innovative, entrepreneurial businesses and individuals get the most out of their brands, ideas, innovations, creative works, inventions, software, product designs and more.

Spearing Waite is the only firm of solicitors in Leicester and the wider East Midlands to have a chartered trade mark attorney. This means we are able to provide a holistic service and specialist expertise on all aspects of trade mark and brand protection.

We help businesses to identify, protect and commercialise their IP rights, including protecting copyright works, and applying for trade marks and registered designs, in the UK and internationally. Spearing Waite can help you to exploit IP rights effectively, ensuring that your licences and contracts are based on the best royalty rates and deal terms.

We are experienced at resolving IP disputes and infringements in an efficient, commercial and practical way, including in the UK courts and Trade Mark Registry. Our IP team acts for many leading sports organisations, engineering companies, creative and media businesses across Leicester, the Midlands and beyond.

Trade mark specialists in the heart of Leicester

The IP and trade mark specialists at Spearing Waite advise businesses across the UK on:

  • Brand protection and trade marks
  • Copyright, patents, designs, and trade secrets
  • IP disputes and enforcement
  • Domain name disputes and acquisition
  • Licences and agreements relating to IP rights

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Contact the team using the form below, or call +44 (0)116 262 4225

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“The “brilliant” John Buckby “identifies and manages the risks before the opposing party notices them as opportunities” ”

The Legal 500

“Spearing Waite sorted out our trade mark and branding issues with clarity, great efficiency and cost-effectively. John Buckby is uniquely qualified when it comes to music business and IP deals, there aren't many lawyers out there who've run their own record label!”

Mark Delamere - NUSIC

“Thank you for the clear thinking and elegance of your extremely valuable work on our behalf. I followed the entire email trail closely and cannot imagine anyone could have executed a finer result ”

Rob Wilson - Speadtech

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We’re situated in the heart of Leicester’s commercial quarter, just minutes from the city centre. Get in touch with any queries you have, or alternatively, call us on 0116 262 4225.

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