Intellectual Property Disputes

Our Team has significant experience in dealing with disputes relating to all forms of Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs). We take great pride in always seeking to secure an early resolution in keeping with our client’s stated goals. We are happy to provide an initial no obligation consultation at our offices in London, Birmingham or Manchester to explore the issues in your case and to provide an assessment of how we can assist you.
Intellectual Property (IP) Dispute Litigation

A business should not underestimate the significance of Intellectual Property Rights (‘IPRs’) which can become valuable assets.

IPRs can be utilised for the benefit of the business by, for example: 

  • Raising finance from the Bank or external investors
  • Licensing to a manufacturer, thereby generating royalties for the business
  • Development under a franchise license


Our team has significant experience in dealing with disputes relating to all forms of IPRs including:

  • Trademarks
  • Copyright
  • Patents
  • Registered Designs
  • Licensing | Assigning | Selling of Intellectual Property Rights
  • Commercial Arrangements
  • Prosecution of Trademarks before UK and EU Intellectual Property Offices
  • Branding
  • Confidential Information

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What type of disputes can we help with?

Where IPRs have been infringed or misappropriated, we are able to advise on the best course of action to protect the interests of our clients and their businesses.

We are able to assist in relation to the full range of IPRs disputes including:

  • Passing Off
  • Breach of Copyright
  • Theft of Copyright
  • Patent Infringement
  • Disclosure of Confidential Information and Database

We appreciate that swift action is required to prevent the ongoing infringement and to protect the valuable IPR of the business.

In order to protect each client’s rights, we regularly attend before the relevant tribunal or court and seek Orders to protect our client’s position to include injunctive relief as well as Search Orders.

Conversely, we also represent clients who are accused of infringing the IPRs of another company or business. We have a track record of resisting such claims and working to achieve a commercially viable solution for our clients at all times.

Which sectors do Kangs deal with?

Our team deals with a wide range of sectors including:

  • Arts & Entertainment (music, film and all other media)
  • Science & Technology
  • Architects
  • Graphic Designers and Designers
  • Tattoo Artists
  • Inventors
  • Research and Development Businesses

The Court or Tribunal Process

We undertake Intellectual Property litigation before the:

  • Intellectual Property Tribunals
  • Intellectual Property Enterprise Court
  • High Court
What are the costs involved?

We appreciate that costs will be at the forefront of our client’s mind when such a dispute arises.

We understand that the cost to a business of such a dispute is not just financial but reputational.

We take great pride in always seeking to secure an early resolution in keeping with our client’s stated goals.

We will actively seek to avoid the courtroom and the associated costs of litigation if at all possible.

Our team is experienced in Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) and will provide quick and effective advice on the range of options available to settle the dispute in a commercially sensitive manner. The options could include mediation, arbitration or a ‘without prejudice’ meeting or negotiation.

Can Kangs help with the criminal element of Proceeds of Crime investigations?

Our experience demonstrates that there is occasionally a cross-over between the infringement of IPRs and criminal law. Police forces in the UK now have specialist Intellectual Property teams which seek to investigate and prosecute those infringements that meet the ‘public interest’ test.

Our specialist criminal team is able to advise and assist in relation to any criminal investigation involving Copyright theft and Intellectual Property, Patent or Trademark infringement. 

If a criminal prosecution is pursued, it is likely that further proceedings under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (POCA) will also be initiated at the conclusion of the criminal case if any wrongdoing has been proven. Our specialist POCA team is ranked as one of the best in the country and will be happy to assist.

Contact Kangs

The expert lawyers at Kangs are available to assist you. We can arrange initial consultations in person, by video call or telephone.

Please contact one of our experts listed below or contact us at:


T: 0333 370 4333



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