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Intellectual Property, Trade Marks & Designs

The importance of Intellectual Property
We understand that your innovations, your brands, your creativity and your creations are all vital to your business. Afterall, these are the things which set you apart from your competitors and add value to your brand – so protecting, developing and marketing these assets is absolutely crucial.

How we support our clients

We provide our clients with a ‘one stop shop’ for all Intellectual Property matters, supporting you throughout the whole IP life cycle, from development, through to marketing, commercialising, protection and enforcement.

We believe that each of our clients are unique and the way that we work should reflect that.  This is why we take a collaborative approach to the way we work, linking up with colleagues from around the business so that we can provide our clients with really well-rounded advice in all areas.

Our aim is to build strong and long-lasting relationships with our clients and we’re proud of the many enduing relationships we’ve already made.

We put you – our clients – at the centre of everything we do, and we tailor our service to meet your needs.

Why work with us?

We’re an award-winning team (ranked in both Chambers and Legal 500), which offers specialist advice across the full spectrum of intellectual property law. Our lawyers are specialists in the field and are trusted by many household names, innovators and manufacturers to manage and protect their valuable brands and technology.

Our team includes both solicitors and chartered trade mark and design lawyers. This means we can provide a complete service for the whole spectrum of IP related matters.

We’ll be your trusted advisors – providing pragmatic advice that will help you achieve your desired outcome as well as your commercial objectives.

Our services

We apply our specialist knowledge to support clients across a wide range of IP issues and scenarios, including:

  • Patents
  • Trade marks
  • Copyright
  • Designs
  • Passing off
  • Domains/Online
  • Confidential information

We can also provide strategic advice, assistance with planning and budgeting, brand evaluation, trade mark clearance and filing, representation relating to contentious trade mark and design matters, competitor analysis, IP intelligence, advice concerning licensing, IP audits and other services.

Our results

We have an excellent track record when it comes to defending our clients’ rights and this naturally translates to success before the Courts.  But we always keep in mind the commercial and common-sense solution, and we’re also well known for reaching resolution of disputes through formal mediation or other alternative means.


“We trust the IP team to assist with the full gambit of brand protection and enforcement for the UGG® brand when dealing with infringing products. They understand the need for swift and firm action to protect our iconic brand and products.”

Deckers Brands

“Walker Morris’ IP Team are reliable and prompt in their advice given on the breadth of topics that the Provident Financial Group require in order to maintain its brand protection. The Team are friendly, approachable and are excellent at setting out all of the options available on any potential or existing intellectual property issues.”

Provident Financial Group

“They’re a really good bunch of hard-nosed litigators. They get the law, but everything else too. They did a better job than a really expensive London firm – they’re not just great for a regional firm, they compete nationally”

Chambers & Partners

“Speed always seems as important to them as it is to me, without any feeling of being rushed or getting the job done quickly at the expense of quality.”

Chambers & Partners

“They are first rate: professional, knowledgeable and friendly.”

Chambers & Partners

“Alan Harper remains level-headed in the midst of a furore. He stands out as being able effectively to identify and focus on the important points, getting results quickly and efficiently. He’s precisely what you want to succeed in litigation at a sensible cost.”

Legal 500

‘The main thing I find with Walker Morris is their friendly approach. I never feel patronised or given incomprehensive jargon.”

Legal 500

“Walker Morris are a strong firm that defy the “regional” epithet: they are more than capable of going toe-to-toe with any London firm.”

Legal 500



Intellectual Property, Trademarks & Designs

Alan 's contact details

+44 (0)113 399 1877

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Intellectual Property, Trade Marks & Designs

Sarah's contact details

+44 (0)113 283 4554

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Meet the team