The IPTech group, previously known as the IP, TCC & Media group, is a broad based practice group built around IP expertise, industry knowledge in the technology and communications sector, and experience in regulatory and content issues for converging media.
Members of the group have a wide range of skills including litigation, commercial, transactional and regulatory work plus more specialised skills in areas such as trade mark registration, distribution and agency arrangements, franchising and privacy. Areas of expertise include brand strategy, IP litigation, digital copyright, government procurement, defence contracting, healthcare, defamation and telco infrastructure.
Managing and protecting intellectual property has become increasingly complex for global companies, which often have huge IP portfolios and operations in multiple jurisdictions with varied IP laws and levels of enforcement. Rapid technological advancements have enabled infringers to become more sophisticated, and the rise of intellectual property as a main driver of mergers and acquisitions has made developing strategies to protect these assets even more important.
Since 1962, we have helped the world's leading multinational companies in all aspects of the acquisition, protection, enforcement and exploitation of their IP rights. With nearly 400 intellectual property lawyers in 40 countries, we cover the full scope of IP services in more jurisdictions than any other firm. Our global coverage, high-quality work and commitment to client service are reflected in the recognition we receive within the legal industry. Since 2009, our practice has been ranked Band 1 by Chambers Global and we were named "Asia Pacific Firm of the Year" at the 2019 Managing Intellectual Property awards.
With expertise in the automotive, luxury and fashion, fast moving consumer goods, financial services, technology, media and entertainment, manufacturing, and pharmaceuticals, life sciences and healthcare industries, we advise clients on brand management, brand enforcement, patent litigation, patent prosecution, copyright, IP litigation, trade secrets, IP transactions, tax and IP advisory, and marketing, advertising and promotions. Based on our long experience in the field, we approach IP management as a strategic issue and have developed the people, processes and technologies to serve as a one-stop shop for protecting the IP assets of global businesses.
Technology, Media & Communications
With new technologies being developed which often complement existing platforms, forward-thinking companies can take advantage of these strategic opportunities within the marketplace. The rise in enterprise-first adoption around the Internet of Things comes after a period where consumers have been driving much of the technological change, and so organizations have to react to this.
Increasingly deals have a global focus – while mergers and acquisitions remain a key driving force within the sector. Our TMT lawyers are used to working cross-border to leverage local market knowledge, delivering real value in the process. And thanks to our collaborative approach, we can help you to remain profitable in what remains a quickly evolving industry. We focus on three key areas - Communications and Mobility, Digital Media, and Technology.
We are the only firm ranked Band 1 for Technology & Communications by Chambers Global – no other firms have been ranked above Band 2 for the last 7 years. We have also used our significant industry experience to design innovative compliance programs and new structures for your technology offerings.