Complete coverage for IP and IT practitioners from Thomson Reuters
From trademarks to technology; patents to passing off; copyright to confidentiality – we’re your one-stop-shop for IP and IT law
Our IP and IT coverage areas
“Overall content is immense - it's a good source for all to use as a starting point or for more in-depth information. And the knowledge and response from the case orders team is fantastic.”
From trade mark registration and portfolio management; to trade mark infringement and passing off, we have a range of expert coverage for your trade mark matters. Stay up-to-date with the latest developments in trade mark law with our insightful current awareness emails and case reports; and use our maintained practice notes, toolkits and checklists to stay informed about all aspects of trade mark law.
From copyright subsistence, ownership and exploitation; to copyright infringement, collecting societies, Crown copyright and Creative Commons, we have a wide range of maintained materials to help you in your legal matters. Quickly get up-to-speed with new areas of copyright law using our practice notes, toolkits and checklists; and remain up-to-date on the latest developments in the law with our current awareness legal updates.
Research and Development, Innovation and Patents
From patent entitlement, patent infringement and the Unified Patent Court; to R&D agreements, IP joint ventures, confidentiality agreements, patent and know-how licences, we have a wide range of materials to support you in your IP matters. Access toolkits, checklists, standard documents and clauses to help you draft and advise more efficiently, and for any tricky legal points you can use our Ask service for guidance from our IP and IT experts.
IT and Information Law
From software licensing, cybersecurity, cloud computing and agile software development; to outsourcing, service level agreements and mobile applications, our range of materials give you the tools and know-how for your IT and information law matters. Draft faster and more effectively with our industry-leading toolkits, practice notes and drafting notes; and access the latest current awareness and analysis for your specialist area.
From unregistered and registered designs, overlap between copyright and designs, and IP rights in the fashion industry, our resources have been created to assist you in your legal practice. Access practice notes, standard clauses and other time-saving tools to help you draft more effectively; and stay up-to-date on the latest developments with our current awareness updates.
Benefit from our trusted legal products for your IP and IT practice
Used by over 160,000 legal professionals in the UK, Practical Law is like having a virtual professional support team at your fingertips. A maintained know-how and precedent library means practitioners can quickly get up to speed in all areas of the law; and our Ask service means you can seek the guidance of our experienced Intellectual Property lawyers anytime.
Legal professionals rely on Westlaw UK as a quick and efficient means of doing legal research, accessing leading legal texts online and for horizon scanning. Annotated Acts and Statutory Instruments help with interpreting new legislation, whilst case alerts mean you never miss a judgment in your industry.
For more complex situations where you need to conduct deep research for your matter, Sweet & Maxwell’s legal texts include books, journals and looseleafs. Used by thousands of legal professionals every day, our commentary library is renowned for its authority, breadth of coverage and currency.