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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.

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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.

13th Mar 2012

The EPO’s new economic and scientific advisory board

On 23rd January 2012 the European Patent Office’s (EPO’s) new Economic and Scientific Advisory Board (ESAB) met for the first time in Munich. Made up of internationally recognised experts from Europe and beyond, the Board’s task is to advise the EPO on the impact of patents on the economy and society in general. The ESAB is […]

13th Mar 2012

Double or quits – double patenting at the EPO

In a recent decision, T 1491/06, by the Boards of Appeal of the European Patent Office (EPO), further guidance has been given as to when double patenting objections can be raised. The Board ruled that whilst double patenting is cause to reject a patent application, claims in a parent and divisional relating to overlapping, but […]

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