Azrights, the law firm, was founded by Shireen Smith, a business and intellectual property lawyer. The aim was to provide the affordable, cost effective services the market needs, and to make IP law more accessible to entrepreneurs and small businesses.

Azrights provides the A to Z of intellectual property rights services, hence the name. 

To grow and protect your market position, you need strategic IP advice. We cover every area of IP your business needs. This might start with identifying a name for your new project before you buy domains, and end with helping you to sell your online business.

Azrights is committed to: 

  • Communicating clearly in plain English.
  • Providing a complete service whether you need trademark, design or patent registration, support with oppositions, commercial contract drafting or litigation.
  • Providing price certainty, and ‘no surprise’ invoices as we don’t work to hourly rates.
  • Taking the digital dimension into account so we add value to your business.
  • Writing blogs, articles and books that explain the relevance of IP to entrepreneurs and businesses

The commitment to communicating clearly stems from Shireen’s experience as an in house lawyer, when she sometimes received advice from law firms that, though technically excellent, was difficult to understand.

Why IP matters
IP is part and parcel of business. In the digital economy 80% of corporate value is in intangible assets such as intellectual property.

If you have ambitions to succeed in business then make it a priority to understand what is your most important asset, and ensure you are able to properly exploit and protect its value. That may involve:

  • Securing distinctive names
  • Protecting innovations in ways appropriate to the innovation
  • Achieving successful software development and IT projects
  • Using effective ecommerce agreements, and privacy policies
  • Securing and exploiting your IP
  • Increasing the value of your business
  • Avoiding infringing on the rights of others
  • Turning ideas into assets through IP

We are lawyers with life experience. Being a paperless office means we use technology to give us the ability to work from anywhere and to reduce reliance on paper. Our team work remotely which gives us the ability to offer flexibility and to draw from a wider pool of talent than those who need team members to attend their physical offices every day.

We aim to give our clients a choice of rates and service levels so that the budget conscious will find an appropriate service to suit their needs, while clients who are time poor and are prepared to pay extra to save their time are also able to find a service level suited to them.

We tend to attract team members with backgrounds in computing and IT, and in other fields outside of law, because we believe that life experience makes for a better lawyer. They are more able to see the bigger picture and to offer more than purely legal insights.

We are very confident that you’ll like our products and services and find them refreshingly relevant to you, and what’s more, extremely easy to understand.

Being specialists means we often know the law off the top of our heads, so that we don't need to spend hours of time on research. So, we can more easily offer a fixed price rather than estimate to do your work. We don’t believe in charging on an hourly rate basis as it doesn’t give you price certainty. If you have an immediate need for our services do get in touch, but otherwise, connect with us on one of our social media platforms.

Shireen has seen a need for dedicated online training in IP to suit different client requirements. This is why this subsite has been created.



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