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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.

14th Dec 2012

China – protection of your trade marks

Following on from last week’s article about patents in China, there’s a reason to consider registration of your trade marks there too. And, as with patents, it’s not that expensive and you have the choice of national registration or designating China in an International Registration. We read in the press about cloned stores appearing in […]

12th Dec 2012

European unitary patent – an historic agreement reached

Considerable uncertainty surrounding the fate of the new patent system proposed for Europe was finally put to rest on 11th December 2012 in two significant declarations from the institutions of the European Union. First, it was announced that the European Parliament had voted to approve the legislation required to establish a new patent system providing […]

10th Dec 2012

Is Santa Claus giving away more than just presents?

Santa Claus isn’t real (allegedly). On the other hand, the more sensible amongst us can quite clearly see that his work on Christmas Eve cannot possibly be attributed to a colossal cartel of inebriated parents. This leaves just one option: Father Christmas relies on some seriously advanced technology to get the job done. The only […]

3rd Dec 2012

China: possibly the most important place to file a patent application?

We all know about China’s prolific manufacturing capability. From simple toys to high-end computers we are rarely surprised to see the familiar label “Made in China” emblazened somewhere on the product. So, what do you do if you think a factory in China is making a product just like yours without your permission for export […]

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