Experienced Chartered Trade Mark Attorneys & Solicitors with real world IP knowledge

IP Licensing

We specialise in IP Licensing

IP rights enable you to stop others from commercialising the thing that is protected by them, be it a trade mark, a new invention, a design or one of the many types of works protected by copyright. However, as an alternative to keeping people out of a particular market an IP owner can grant third parties a licence to use its IP in exchange for a licence fee.

IP licences are often long-term arrangements, which have the potential to deliver considerable value to the parties.  However, without the right guidance it is easy for a licensor or licensee to enter into a bad agreement, which will often result in a poor return for them.

Years of real world IP and legal experience

Our IP solicitors and trademark attorneys have decades long, extensive experience of negotiating and drafting IP licences for all types of IP. Whether you need a high-tech patent and know-how licence or a trademark, copyright or design licence, at Sonder & Clay, you will deal with someone who knows what the important issues are and will focus on them.

We have extensive experience of IP licence disputes which has given us invaluable insight into what really matters when it comes to the terms of an IP licence. From the initial heads of terms document to the execution of the final agreement, we will guide you through the whole IP licensing process.

Our IP Licensing service

  • IP Licensing: guidance on the terms you need and what you should reject, careful drafting of your key licence agreements
  • Real world IP knowledge: benefit from our years of IP licensing and legal experience across multiple sectors
  • Low risk: understand and avoid the pitfalls of IP licensing and associated litigation / disputes
  • Cost-effective: Sonder & Clay are the ideal solution for SME’s who want best advice at affordable prices. Fixed price quotes available.
  • Careful planning: conduct a thorough investigation to identify what really matters and draft the right agreement to stand the test of time

Licensing – Maximising your IP Value by Andrew Clay

A smart licensing deal can generate income from your IP, Andrew shares advice from a commercial and legal perspective.

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We have the experience to understand your issue, get your business, and grasp the challenge you’re facing from day one. Are you ready to have a meaningful conversation about your IP?

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What our clients say


Sonder IP look after our UK, European and International IP and Trade marks from an internal perspective, ensuring we are not infringing on others, and vice versa, protecting us. They consistently deliver exactly what we want, in a friendly, uncomplicated and efficient


“We were thrilled with the service – Sonder drafted everything for us, submitted the forms and identified possible issues to look out for. They completed the whole process for us and explained each step in simple to understand language. I would (and do!) thoroughly recommend them for Trade Marks and other IP services.”

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