Defence & Pursuit

Defence & Pursuit

Broad protection against the costs of defending an infringement allegation and enforcing your rights*

Level the playing field, with an IP insurance policy from La Playa – the most comprehensive protection against almost all forms of IP risk (Patent, Design, Copyright and Trade Mark), whether it’s enforcing rights, defending allegations of infringement or IP related contractual disputes.

Imagine having insurance that not only meets the cost of defending an IP infringement action, but also helps you to chase down infringers of your own IP.

La Playa offers a range of market-leading IP insurance solutions that protect your enterprise against the potentially ruinous cost of infringement liability, while also giving you the financial muscle to pursue infringers of your IP.

Cover includes:

  • Comprehensive policy covering Enforcement, Defence & Invalidity disputes
  • Professional fees & expenses and Damages
  • Worldwide cover available
  • Optional extension for enforcement IP related contractual agreements (license, distributor etc.)
  • Aggregate policy limits of up to £50m/$50m
  • Optional extension for Contractual Indemnities to customers and distributors
  • Optional extension for Directors & Officers as additional insured parties (plugging the gap in D&O policies, which often have intellectual property exclusions)
  • Options to extend cover for Open Source infringements & Trade Secrets

Don’t expect your Professional Indemnity, Errors & Omissions or Directors & Officers insurance policies to protect you. These policies usually exclude disputes involving patents and trade secrets. And they won’t help if you’re called upon to indemnify a customer or distributor.

Contact us for further information or quotation

*Available for UK & European domiciled policyholders only.

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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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About La Playa Science & Technology

Specialist & Independent

Specialist & Independent

La Playa's specialist Science & Tech 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 business. 

In-house IFA

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

Advice You Can Trust

…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 science and technology
  • Independent professional advice
  • Relationship-based service: right beside you when you make a claim
  • “Can do” culture

Seamless insurance across UK and US

What does “Boutique Service” actually mean?
La Playa’s Personal Risk Concierge means:

  1. dedicated adviser so you can speak to the same person each time
  2. Careful listening to really understand your needs and priorities
  3. As much help as you need with completing forms to provide risk information
  4. A discreet and complimentary appraisal* of your property to assess the risks and ensure you have the right cover where you need it
  5. An independent market review - so you don’t have to shop around comparing policies, cover limits, risks covered and smallprint exclusions
  6. Careful monitoring of the insurers’ financial strength, claims and customer service
  7. An independent recommendation of the best policy for you - and, importantly, why
  8. Specialist policy wordings from underwriters who have demonstrated excellence and deep understanding of your risk exposures. We have analysed a wide range of policy wordings and have selected only the best for our panel. Our advisers have a deep working knowledge of these policies 
  9. An intelligently designed portfolio of protection across multiple asset classes and territories
  10. Advice on how best to manage your risks - to keep you safe but also to keep insurance costs down
  11. Expert guidance on valuations, security and risk management, and connecting you with specialist advisers and suppliers
  12. Direct phone, mobile and email access to your adviser for questions and advice. We aim to respond to emails within 60 minutes
  13. Policy documents emailed to you - no logins and passwords to remember
  14. An advocate beside you if you make a claim - thinking laterally to mitigate the impact, making useful connections to get you back up and running; driving through to a swift and fair financial settlement

Oh, and...

  • No call centres
  • No ‘hold’ music
  • No hidden fees

*subject to availability with our insurer panel

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Elaine Lamb

DIRECTOR, LA PLAYA INTERNATIONAL

Direct Dial: +44 (0) 20 3865 0149

Mobile: +44 (0) 7771 528 092

Email: elaine.lamb@laplayainsurance.com

Twitter: @elamblaplaya