• At Kemp Little, we are known for our ability to serve the very particular needs of a large but diverse technology client base. Our hands-on industry know-how makes us a good fit with many of the world's biggest technology and digital media businesses, yet means we are equally relevant to companies with a technology bias, in sectors such as professional services, financial services, retail, travel and healthcare.
  • Kemp Little specialises in the technology and digital media sectors and provides a range of legal services that are crucial to fast-moving, innovative businesses.Our blend of sector awareness, technical excellence and responsiveness, means we are regularly ranked as a leading firm by directories such as Legal 500, Chambers and PLC Which Lawyer. Our practice areas cover a wide range of legal issues and advice.
  • Our Commercial Technology team has established itself as one of the strongest in the UK. We are ranked in Legal 500, Chambers & Partners and PLC Which Lawyer, with four of our partners recommended.
  • Our team provides practical and commercial advice founded on years of experience and technical know-how to technology and digital media companies that need to be alert to the rules and regulations of competition law.
  • Our Corporate Practice has a reputation for delivering sound legal advice, backed up with extensive industry experience and credentials, to get the best results from technology and digital media transactions.
  • In the fast-changing world of employment law our clients need practical, commercial and cost-effective advice. They get this from our team of employment law professionals.
  • Our team of leading IP advisors deliver cost-effective, strategic and commercial advice to ensure that your IP assets are protected and leveraged to add real value to your business.
  • Our litigation practice advises on all aspects of dispute resolution, with a particular focus on ownership, exploitation and infringement of intellectual property rights and commercial disputes in the technology sector.
  • We have an industry-leading reputation for our outsourcing expertise. Our professionals deliver credible legal advice to providers and acquirers of IT and business process outsourcing (BPO) services.
  • We work alongside companies, many with disruptive technologies, that seek funding, as well as with the venture capital firms, institutional investors and corporate ventures that want to invest in exciting business opportunities.
  • Our regulatory specialists work alongside Kemp Little’s corporate and commercial professionals to help meet their compliance obligations.
  • With a service that is commercial and responsive to our clients’ needs, you will find our tax advice easy to understand, cost-effective and geared towards maximising your tax benefits.
  • At Kemp Little, we advise clients in diverse sectors where technology is fundamental to the ongoing success of their businesses.They include companies that provide technology as a service and businesses where the use of technology is key to their business model, enabling them to bring their product or service to market.
  • We bring our commercial understanding of digital business models, our legal expertise and our reputation for delivering high quality, cost-effective services to this dynamic sector.
  • Acting for market leaders and market changers within the media industry, we combine in-depth knowledge of the structural technology that underpins content delivery and the impact of digitisation on the rights of producers and consumers.
  • We understand the risks facing this sector and work with our clients to conquer those challenges. Testimony to our success is the continued growth in our team of professionals and the clients we serve.
  • We advise at the forefront of the technological intersection between life sciences and healthcare. We advise leading technology and data analytics providers, healthcare institutions as well as manufacturers of medical devices, pharmaceuticals and biotechnological products.
  • For clients operating in the online sector, our teams are structured to meet their commercial, financing, M&A, competition and regulatory, employment and intellectual property legal needs.
  • Our focus on technology makes us especially well positioned to give advice on the legal aspects of digital marketing. We advise on high-profile, multi-channel, cross-border cases and on highly complex campaigns.
  • The mobile and telecoms sector is fast changing and hugely dependent on technology advances. We help mobile and wireless and fixed telecoms clients to tackle the legal challenges that this evolving sector presents.
  • Whether ERP, Linux or Windows; software or infrastructure as a service in the cloud, in a virtualised environment, or as a mobile or service-oriented architecture, we have the experience to resolve legal issues across the spectrum of commercial computer platforms.
  • Our clients trust us to apply our solutions and know-how to help them make the best use of technology in structuring deals, mitigating key risks to their businesses and in achieving their commercial objectives.
  • We have extensive experience of advising customers and suppliers in the retail sector on technology development, licensing and supply projects, and in advising on all aspects of procurement and online operations.
  • Our legal professionals work alongside social media providers and users in relation to the commercial, privacy, data, advertising, intellectual property, employment and corporate issues that arise in this dynamic sector.
  • Our years of working alongside diverse software clients have given us an in-depth understanding of the dynamics of the software marketplace, market practice and alternative negotiating strategies.
  • Working with direct providers of travel services, including aggregators, facilitators and suppliers of transport and technology, our team has developed a unique specialist knowledge of the sector
  • Your life as an entrepreneur is full of daily challenges as you seek to grow your business. One of the key strengths of our firm is that we understand these challenges.
  • Kemp Little is trusted by some of the world’s leading luxury brands and some of the most innovative e-commerce retailers changing the face of the industry.
  • HR Bytes is an exclusive, comprehensive, online service that will provide you with a wide range of practical, insightful and current employment law information. HR Bytes members get priority booking for events, key insight and a range of employment materials for free.
  • FlightDeck is our portal designed especially with start-up and emerging technology businesses in mind to help you get your business up and running in the right way. We provide a free pack of all the things no-one tells you and things they don’t give away to get you started.

Your Brand - in good hands

For luxury brand owners and technology giants with significant worldwide portfolios and well-known trade marks protecting their IP is core to the success of their business.

We are one of only a handful of UK law firms to offer a fully-integrated international trade mark practice which enables us to work with our clients from the initial creation and selection of their brands through clearance, protection, enforcement, unlocking and securing value and ongoing management.

Many years of experience working with some of the world’s leading brands, tech companies, as well as with start-ups looking to get things right at the outset, has given us an unparalleled ability to develop and implement strategies to maximise the value of a portfolio and achieve our clients’ commercial aims with a pragmatic ‘can do’ attitude. We offer holistic brand analysis and audit services, designed to give our clients a fresh perspective on their IP portfolios, how to consolidate and augment their rights, and, where possible, save money. We have particular expertise in protecting well-known brands against the sale of lookalikes and verifying authenticity of branded products for resale. 

Our in-house trade mark filing practice is led by a dual qualified solicitor/Chartered Trade Mark Attorney with over 20 years of experience. Our IP team comprises solicitors with in-depth legal knowledge and many years of experience, alongside a genuine interest in brands, their influence and importance.    

We offer competitively priced fixed fees for UK and European filings and renewals and work with a global network of trusted agents to secure the best value for overseas applications. We can also assist you with Oppositions and have successfully negotiated many complex co-existence agreements, providing our clients with certainty of operation, as well as protection.

Our dispute resolution specialists will guide you through the initial process of assessing and making (or defending) a claim taking into account your particular requirements and working with you to achieve the best possible outcome, whether that be through negotiated settlement, mediation or Court proceedings. We recognise that every dispute is different, and work with our clients to assess (on an ongoing basis) the right strategy for each brand dispute.

Please contact any of our team members to chat about your intellectual property queries.

Our services

  • Basic and detailed trade mark clearance
  • Trade mark investigations
  • Worldwide trade mark filing and prosecution
  • Trade mark opposition and cancellation proceedings
  • Worldwide design registration
  • Enforcement of trade mark and designs
  • Passing off and trade mark infringement disputes
  • Mediation and alternative dispute resolution
  • Proceedings before the UK IPO, EU IPO, Intellectual Property Enterprise Court, High Court, Court of Appeal, Supreme Court, Company Names Tribunal, General Court and Court of Justice of the EU
  • Domain name disputes
  • Comparative advertising and campaign clearance advice
  • Assignments and licensing
  • Portfolio management including renewals and recordals
  • Anti-counterfeiting
  • Audits and IP value management
  • Strategic review and due diligence