Transactions involving Brands and Designs

Our market-leading IP department offers expertise on the full range of corporate transactions, such as:

  • M&A brand portfolio due diligence and warranty/indemnity negotiations
  • Joint-venture co-branding; and
  • Demerger/hive off brand separations. 

Because we manage a number of international portfolios for household brands, we have the practical knowledge to quickly form a view on whether a sale target's portfolio is in good order. We make sure our advice focuses on the key issues, i.e. as may impact on price, slipping timetables and/or investor exit strategies.

Our team is structured so that our IP transaction lawyers also have experience of handling IP disputes and litigation.  We believe this adds value to the process of identifying, assessing and allocating risks during a transaction.  It gives additional insight when deciding which points in a deal to fight for and which can be bargained away as having little practical impact for our client.