IP Risks in Transactions

IP Risks in Transactions

Don’t let Intellectual Property disputes jeopardise the deal

Picture this.
You’ve worked hard. You and your partners have taken risks. Naturally, you’ve had to leap a few hurdles and dodge a few bullets over the years – but it looks like it’s all about to pay off. They love your tech. They like your team and they’re ready to sign. The Champagne is on ice.

But their lawyers are insisting on bullet-poof IP representations, with cast iron warranties of non-infringement and title. They want cash held in escrow, just in case there's a problem.

With Transactional IP Insurance from La Playa, you can ring fence your IP liabilities and transfer the IP risk to your insurer before your deal comes unstuck.

For customers in the UK, Europe and the USA we provide security and peace of mind to those involved in the sale or purchase of intangible assets. Our solutions are specifically designed for Representations and Warranties in respect of the validity or non-infringement undertakings applying to IP Rights (Patent, Design, Copyright and Trade Mark), whether it’s a:

  • Fund-raising deal
  • Licensing transaction
  • Sale or purchase of a single asset
  • Sale or purchase of a portfolio of assets, or
  • Corporate sale or merger.

Coverage Highlights

  • Defense costs and damages for IP infringement actions (including patent)
  • Worldwide cover available
  • Aggregate policy limits of up to £50m/$50m
  • Options to extend cover for Open Source infringements & Trade Secrets

Contact us anytime about your specific requirements.

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You can call us to talk more about your business on +44 (0)1223 200650 or +44 (0)20 3865 0149

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La Playa's specialist Mediatech team can help you protect your business with smart, flexible, high-performance insurance - with a friendly human UI. We understand the risks and pressures you face - and we speak your language. We’ll support you with great advice - helping you make good decisions for your organisation. Our exclusive portfolio policies can help streamline costs, and we’ll always help you stay ahead of the game in managing risk.

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We also offer Business Protection (including Key Person Insurance) and Employee Benefits: a joined up approach with a team of advisers working for your best financial interests - all under one roof

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…from an expert who understands you

Tech-based business is 24/7, global and borderless, exposing you to new risks and liabilities - often in unfamiliar places. As the law struggles to keep pace with technology, insurance can provide a real safety net if you fall foul of changing legislation.

  • Specialist insurance for media and digital businesses
  • Independent professional advice
  • Relationship-based service: right beside you when you make a claim
  • “Can do” culture
  • Seamless insurance across UK and US

Are we right for each other?

What sets us apart is the advice we offer: we really know our stuff. We listen, we analyse, we advise you on how to eliminate or mitigate your risk, and how to protect yourself against what remains. We may not be the cheapest option – so if an off-the-shelf policy and call centre queues work for you, be our guest. But if you need some advice on identifying your risk areas, how to structure your insurance most efficiently and effectively, and how to adapt it to the changing dynamics of your work or life – with hand-holding and close attention to detail - you’ve come to the right place. Welcome to the family!

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Direct Dial: +44 (0) 1223 200655

Email: tracey.mccreath@laplayainsurance.com

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