Management pundits often say that your people are your greatest asset and that you should ensure that you nurture them to help your business grow and develop.  Of course your people are important; but just as important is your intellectual property.  You should protect anything that provides you with a commercial advantage, because if someone else was to copy your design or invention, or was to trade using your brand name, you could suffer commercially.

At Wilson Gunn we have long experience in working directly with businesses. In fact, the majority of our clients are direct, business clients. We see intellectual property as a vital tool to obtain a commercial advantage, defending your business from competition and enabling it to prosper, often working in a way that at first you might not expect.

We know that all too often intellectual property law is treated as a dry academic subject with seemingly little relevance to commercial reality. At Wilson Gunn we pride ourselves on being commercially focused.  We understand that you have many demands on your time. We aim to understand your business and provide succinct commercial advice. We care about your business almost as much as you do.

We work with all sizes of businesses – from large global plcs to small and medium sized businesses to sole traders.  Regardless of the size of your business, we understand the time and effort that will have gone into your innovation, brand or design; and we also understand the commercial impact it can have on your business if it is not protected sufficiently. 

We will guide you through the process for applying for protection; and we will keep you informed of progress, allowing you to continue to run your business.

To find out how we can help you with your intellectual property, contact us now.


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