Shoosmiths LLP - MIDAS

Shoosmiths LLP

shoosmiths logoLeading national UK law firm Shoosmiths is acknowledged for its innovative approach to client service, and this is reflected by Legal Week’s latest Client Satisfaction Report which named the firm as the UK’s “Best Legal Advisor”.

The firm’s city centre office in Spinningfields - the heart of Manchester’s vibrant business and finance district – provides services including advice on corporate; commercial; corporate finance; property; employment; corporate recovery and insolvency; commercial litigation and regulatory issues to regional national and international businesses. Shoosmiths can help with funding advice, property acquisition and leases, company structures, taxation advice, visa applications and employment issues.

Uniquely, the firm also has a leading Intellectual Property (“IP”) & Creative Industries legal team, located across the Spinningfields office and at The Sharp Project, a dedicated office at Manchester’s multi-million pound creative media hub, which is home to in excess of 70 creative and digital businesses.

With more than 14 years of advising clients, the IP & Creative Industries team combines in-depth legal know-how with invaluable experience of working with companies and individuals which operate within the creative and digital sectors who rely on the IP they produce. This means Shoosmiths is able to deliver an unrivalled service of excellent, tailored & relevant legal advice to a range of companies and individuals operating within the creative and digital sectors – two of the fastest growing sectors in the UK economy.

The team has particular expertise in: IP licensing issues, contract drafting and negotiation, collaboration projects with another business, brand protection and exploitation issues. Whether your business relies on its patented products or processes, design registrations or unregistered designs, copyright content or trade marks, the team can advise on how best to commercialise your IP whilst providing advice on the steps you can take to ensure your work is protected.

The IP & Creative Industries team acts for a broad range of clients including software and technology companies, fashion and textile companies, advertising and design agencies, digital agencies, games companies, publishing, marketing and PR companies, film and TV companies, musicians and music businesses.

The first meeting or telephone conversation with the team is free of charge for MIDAS Hello service users.

To find out more, contact Laura Harper, partner and head of the Manchester IP & Creative Industries team on  03700 865881 or visit

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