Intellectual Property

DERLING advises its clients on all matters related to intellectual property. We provide expert assistance from the moment an idea is born through its commercialisation and later monitoring.
Moreover, we provide assistance in concluding transactions regarding intellectual property, including those related to licensing, expropriation and franchizing.
Our team supports and helps clients resolve disputes and submit complaints relating to breaches of intellectual property rights. Our clients include international corporations, biotechnology and information technology companies, technology development and marketing companies and start-ups.
“The team, which is competent in different issues related to intellectual property, retains a great reputation” (Chambers Europe).
Practice head Toomas Taube is “undeniably a top-flight IP lawyer” (Chambers Europe) and “provides good value for money” (Legal 500).


  • Advising Hewlett Packard on different disputes related to infringement of trademark rights.
  • Advising Skype on issues regarding intellectual property and data protection.
  • Preparing a major analysis on copyright, international private law and the law of succession for the Ministry of Culture.
  • Advising Avon on various issues regarding intellectual property, data protection and other matters related to online sales environments.
  • Advising GlaxoSmithKline on issues regarding intellectual property and data protection.
  • Advising Nikon Nordic AB on issues regarding intellectual property and data protection.


We advise and represent clients in the following areas:

  • due diligence for intellectual property transactions
  • protection of intellectual property and protection strategies
  • dispute resolution
  • copyright agreements
  • licence agreements
  • agreements on the sale and purchase of intellectual property rights
  • franchising
  • software contracts
  • rights related to databases
  • protection of trademark
  • technology transfer
  • entertainment
  • other IP areas