Intellectual Property and IT

Intellectual Property and IT

From international companies with large trademark portfolios to small family-owned locally trading businesses with valuable customer lists, every business needs to create, protect and exploit their intellectual property. Your intellectual assets are a valuable part of your business.

Our dedicated team is one of the largest in Scotland working solely on intellectual property matters. And with our services available across all our offices, you can be sure our expert advice is always on hand when you need it to help you protect and commercialise your business’ intellectual property.

We have a wealth of experience across a range of industry sectors such as medialife sciencestechnology and food and drink, and have provided legal advice to a diverse range of clients including technology companies, music promoters, software developers, university spin-outs, television broadcasters, governmental bodies and education institutions.

We work closely with our clients. By understanding your business, we are best placed to work with you to try and help you make the most of your company’s intellectual property value. Our range of services covers advice and guidance on establishing, protecting and developing your intellectual assets, including branding and trademarkscopyright and database rightsdesign rights, and patents, know-how and trade secrets.

We can also help you take action against anyone who seeks to use your intellectual property without your permission, or to copy or dilute your brand.

Whether you are a start-up or a longer-established business, let us help you understand and make best use of the law to ensure your creations are fully protected, and you can make the most of your intellectual property.

Our Services

We have a full range of services in Intellectual Property, backed by our team of Expert Lawyers

Commercial Contracts


Corporate IP

Database Rights

Data Protection and Privacy


Freedom of Information

Internet and Online

Software Development and Licensing

Technology Transfer

Trade Marks and Brand Protection


What Our Clients Say

Why Thorntons?

A few reasons why our clients
come to us for help


Specialists in Intellectual Property law.


by Chambers and Partners
as experts in Intellectual Property.


and practical advice and guidance.

Meet The Experts

We have a full range of services in Intellectual Property, backed by our team of Expert Lawyers

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Our Local Offices

We have offices across Scotland, offering legal advice and property services

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+44(0)1333 314395


+44(0)1241 872683


+44(0)1334 652285


+44(0)1382 229111


+44(0)131 225 8705


+44(0)1307 466886


+44(0)1592 268608


+44(0)1674 673444


+44(0)1738 621212

St Andrews

+44(0)1334 477107

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