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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.

7th Jul 2012

One court to rule them all?

Over the last year or so we have seen a great number of developments towards a unitary European patent right. One of the main stumbling blocks has been the need for a new central European court system competent to rule on patent infringement and validity issues. On 29th June 2012 the European Council published its […]

5th Jul 2012

Is use of a CTM in one EU country enough to defend a non-use challenge?

On 5th July 2012, Advocate-General Sharpston issued her opinion in Case C-149/11 Leno Merken v Hagelkruis Beheer B.V. (the “ONEL” case) – a reference by the Regional Court of Appeal in The Hague to the CJEU concerning whether use of a CTM which has been on the register for 5 years in one EU Member […]

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