We advise on cross-border collaborations, joint ventures and strategic licensing deals and have experience with transactions throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia. The IP Team also collaborates frequently with its commercial law colleagues on IP aspects of transactions of all types. The advice we provide to clients includes:

  • Franchising, distribution, licensing, joint venture and collaboration agreements
  • Co-branding, naming rights, endorsement, sponsorship and related agreements
  • Contract manufacture, supply, vendor and related agreements
  • IP due diligence and IP aspects of M&A, debt, and investment transactions of all types including collateral interests in IP
  • Tax-efficient IP structures 
  • Anti-competition risks in licensing, distribution and non-competition agreements