Intellectual Property Audit

Intellectual property (IP) is a vital business asset and it’s important to know your legal position so you can manage risk and maximise commercial value. Through our IP audit service, our solicitors will help you develop a complete IP strategy.

We’ve designed our IP audit to help businesses:

  • Identify and exploit IP-related opportunities, so they start generating extra revenue
  • Identify and manage IP-related risks, so they don’t cost any more than they have to.

You’ll work with our national team of intellectual property solicitors, who are regularly top-rated in the independent legal directories Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners.

We’ll help you cut through the noise to understand the practical, commercial implications of your IP assets, with clear, no-nonsense advice in plain English. We’ll work closely with you and your team to understand your business and its place in the market to build a unique strategy tailored to your objectives.

You can adapt the service to your particular needs, including:

  • Identifying any existing unregistered or registered IP in your business
  • Identifying any IP which is currently unregistered but capable of registration
  • Developing an IP strategy to maximise commercial value in your existing IP
  • Assessing whether any competitors are infringing your IP and how you should respond
  • Assessing whether your business is at risk of infringing others’ IP and how to manage that risk.

Funding Options

We have a range of transparent, flexible funding options for businesses of all sizes. We’ll discuss funding with you at the outset and make sure you know the pros and cons of each option.

You may also be able to apply for government funding to help you access this service if you’re an innovative, high growth, small- to medium-sized business. Contact Innovate UK EDGE for more information.

Get Started

If you’re interested in our IP audit service, contact us for more information and discuss the benefits of an audit for your business.

Testimonials & Client Feedback

We truly value the feedback we receive from both our clients and legal accreditation societies, such as The Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners.

Legal 500 UK Leading Firm 2022

“Attention to detail is excellent, great people and care about the client first and foremost”

Legal 500, 2022

"The team is tenacious and dogged, approaching substantial pieces of work with unwavering determination."

Legal 500, 2020

“Thank you so much for your extremely comprehensive report [which] sets out clear recommendations/action points as to how the business could leverage value out of their IP, and how to develop an IP management plan to integrate [their] assets into their wider business strategy”


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Find one of our solicitors near you

We have offices in major cities throughout the UK and our lawyers can arrange to visit you or your business in person if necessary. We also have international capability, with global links to other legal specialists.

Awards & Accreditations

We’re proud of the recognition we’ve received for our business legal work. For a list of awards and accreditations, please visit our awards page.

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Legal 500 - 2024 Leading Firm
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