Our services are centred around intellectual property that can be registered. We protect innovation, design, and branding across all sectors of industry, and at all stages in the supply chain.

For each IP right we offer services covering strategic advice, pre-registration searches, registrations and renewals, oppositions and dispute resolution. We handle work throughout the world, working with local colleagues in over 100 countries.


Our attorneys specialise in one or more sectors of industry, which enables them to provide quality advice with a commercial focus.

Our patent specialists have detailed understanding of the background technology, which ensures that your patent applications are prepared with the correct scope, reducing the likelihood of challenges from third parties and objections from the patent office.

They also advise whether other forms of protection would be more appropriate. Our brand specialists work with brand managers for leading brands and their advice is commercially focussed making sure that you get the best value from your budget.

30th May 2011

US expected to make largest patent reform in 60 years

Ever since the first US Patent Act was signed by George Washington in 1790, the first-to-invent philosophy has been a cornerstone of US patent law. This, along with many other aspects of US patent law, is all set to change if the America Invents Act is passed by the US government. Arguably the most important […]

25th May 2011

US patent practice update: duty of candor and inequitable conduct

When prosecuting a patent application at the US Patent and Trade Mark Office (USPTO), there is a duty of candor and good faith that extends to each individual associated with the application. If it is shown during patent litigation that an individual intended to deceive the USPTO during prosecution of a patent application from which […]

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