Services

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.

Sectors

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.

25th Mar 2014

IP rights – fundamental for a healthier future

Sustained biopharmaceutical innovation is demanding, with companies facing a myriad of challenges including those associated with initial drug discovery, developmental lead times and satisfying the regulatory conditions required to introduce novel therapeutics onto the market. IP is considered to be a biopharmaceutical company’s most valuable resource in meeting such challenges and driving innovation. In a […]

13th Mar 2014

Patent trends in the hybrid-electric vehicle sector: onwards and upwards?

The hybrid-electric vehicle (HEV) sector, which relates to vehicles having both a conventional engine and an electric motor for motive power, is a key area for many carmakers battling to meet strict efficiency and emissions regulations, as it enables fuel consumption and CO2 emissions to be decreased. This field is distinct from the electric vehicle […]

10th Mar 2014

Unitary patent court ratification: one step closer

On 7th August 2013, Austria became the first country to ratify the Agreement on the Unified Patent Court. The EPO President’s blog of 21st February 2014 suggests that they may soon be joined by two others. The French National Assembly is reported to have ratified the Agreement and dispatched it (presumably by scooter courier) to President […]

6th Mar 2014

Pancake patent search falls flat

In the spirit of Shrove Tuesday Robert Sackin puts Espacenet through its paces whilst on the hunt for patents relating to pancake tossing. My turn to write an article for our website coincided with pancake day. Sat at my desk, keen to get home punctually to stuff my pancake-hungry children with pancakes, I was eager […]

5th Mar 2014

The UK IP Bill: harmonizing UK and European design protection

There are currently a number of differences between UK and EU design law, which can cause problems for applicants and practitioners alike. Christopher Smith discusses how the proposed UK IP Bill will harmonize the various design laws and how applicants might benefit. As we have discussed previously, the proposed UK IP Bill contains a number […]

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