Intellectual Property

Intellectual property is all around us but most people are unaware that they own any intellectual property, let alone how they may be able to exploit it.

In both modern business practice and everyday life, an understanding of intellectual property is crucial – what rights you have, what you need, what you are using and by what right and how to protect such rights – are essential to maximise the ownership of any intellectual property.

Intellectual property is regularly categorised as follows:

  • Copyright
  • Moral rights
  • Performer’s rights
  • Patents
  • Trade marks
  • Design rights
  • Database rights

Loosely related to intellectual property is that of business know how and confidentiality rules. DF Legal can help with confidentiality clauses in employment contracts and shareholder agreements to ensure that all parties are protected.

If you would like to find out more please contact a member of our commercial team on 0800 161 5788.


Each right is very different, some require formal protection (such as trade marks), whilst others are protected simply by their existence (such as copyright).

DF Legal can advise you on how best to protect your rights and with the assistance of Trade Mark and Patent agents, to get the best out of your intellectual property.

Contact our commercial team

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DF Legal LLP is a firm of solicitors with offices in Cheltenham, Ledbury, Stroud and Tewkesbury and has been serving the needs of individuals and businesses since 1980.

DF Legal LLP (registered at Companies House OC312315) is a firm of solicitors of England and Wales and is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA ID No: 420596)

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