Intellectual property

Kinley Legal assists inventors and entrepreneurs with establishing Isle of Man-held structures to protect their intellectual property and use it internationally in a financially efficient manner.

The firm advises at an advanced level on relevant matters of:

  • Isle of Man and English law;
  • international agreements, particularly those of which the Isle of Man is a member, for the protection of intellectual property; and
  • tax treaties involving countries where the intellectual property is to be used.

Its clients use the advantages of the Isle of Man’s status as a member of international agreements for the protection of:

  • intellectual property such as copyright to literary works, including software, dramatic, musical, artistic and scientific works, films (cinematographic works), sound recordings, broadcasts, designs and typographical arrangement of published editions, and database right; and
  • industrial property such as patents, utility models, industrial designs, trademarks, service marks, trade names, indications of source or appellations of origin.

Isle of Man companies and other persons can file for registration of intellectual and industrial property rights, and therefore their international protection, as applicants directly with the Intellectual Property Office in London. They may also file international patent applications directly with the International Bureau of WIPO in Geneva.

For more information on Kinley Legal’s Intellectual property law practice, please contact Christopher Kinley, or if you would prefer for us to call you, please complete our simple contact form.

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