Thorntons Law LLP

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Thorntons Law LLP
Legal Services
Whitehall House, 33 Yeaman Shore Dundee Dundee DD1 4BJ
01382 229111
01382 202288

Thorntons is one of the largest law firms north of the central belt, and has earned a strong reputation for delivering quality services to the biotech sector in Tayside and beyond. With a large team of solicitors, including 30 partners, Thorntons delivers expert advice on a full range of legal services, with our Intellectual Property Team operating principally from our offices in Dundee and Edinburgh.Inherent in offering a full range of legal services is being able to deliver a high quality service to a wide range of clients - from private individuals to large commercial concerns and public companies.Our client profile embraces commercial and industrial companies, institutions, public authorities, further and higher educational institutions, health boards, university commercialisation companies, CRAs, bio-tech companies, software and games developers and private individuals - across the UK and into Europe and beyond.With the advantages that IT has brought to the legal profession, we are increasingly able to overcome any geographical barriers which may have once hindered conducting business at a distance. Our policy, none-the-less, is to continue to deliver a personalised bespoke service to each of our clients. 

Products & Services: 

Thorntons provides a full range of legal advice to a range of businesses in the bio-tech sector. With a specialist accredited by The Law Society of Scotland in Intellectual Property Law working alongside a dedicated team of business lawyers, Thorntons is fully equipped to address the needs of the sector.We pride ourselves on a fast, commercially orientated approach, with the emphasis on effective and practical problem solving.For those organisations that have intellectual property requirements, our Intellectual Property Team has the expertise to help you discover, protect and exploit these often hidden assets. We can provide assistance with:-

  • Confidentiality undertakings – new product or joint venture
  • Email issues – including defamation on the internet and e-commerce
  • Employee confidentiality
  • Non-competitive undertakings/restrictive covenants – and their enforcement
  • Research and Development Agreements
  • Trade mark registration
  • Patent Licence Agreements
  • Software Development Agreements for bespoke software development projects
  • Copyright Licence Agreements – including Software Licensing
  • Infringement proceedings – enforcement and defence
  • Technology Transfer Agreements
  • Intellectual Property Rights audits
  • Trade mark Agreements
  • Design Registration
  • Licensing agencies advice
  • Collaboration Agreements
Skills & Expertise: 

Specialists in Intellectual Property Law