Intellectual Property

Your business information is a valuable asset, so you need to take steps to protect it. Confidential information could include your new invention, your clients and terms of agreements with them, a business process; all of these form part of your intellectual property. Cogent Legal is here to help you consider what information needs protecting and how best to prevent disclosure or misuse of this business asset.

We can help with:

  • Confidentiality agreements
  • Non-disclosure agreements
  • Registered Designs
  • Trade Marks and Brand Advice
  • Dispute Resolution

Trade Marks and Branding

Trade marks and branding are important for businesses as they provide a clear message to the public about your goods and services and help generate your reputation in the market. Your trade mark is your identity. It might be your logo, a jingle you use in advertising, your business name on the side of your truck or your packaging.

We can provide advice on trade marks, branding, domain names, business and company names, and how to ensure that your brand has the broadest protection available.

Before deciding to use a new name or brand, let us help you to avoid accidentally infringing others by providing advice on potential brands. Where someone else is using your brand without permission, ask Cogent Legal for advice on Passing Off and how stop people using your brands. We provide advice on questions concerning Trademark Law or the tort of Passing Off.

We can help you with:

  • Trade Mark Advice and registration
  • Branding
  • Domain Name Registration 
  • Trade mark clearance searches
  • Defending or pursing infringement claims
  • Competition and Consumer Law claims
  • Maintenance, renewal and assignment of trade marks
  • Licensing agreements
  • Dispute resolution