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.

Intellectual property in biotechnology fact sheet


The European Commission’s Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) helpdesk is an initiative of the European Commission providing information on how to manage IP in order to promote innovation and competitiveness in Europe. The service is primarily targeted at researchers and European small and medium-sized enterprises participating in EU-funded collaborative research projects.

The IPR helpdesk has recently published a fact sheet focussing on intellectual property in the field of biotechnology. Biotechnology is a field where technology advances rapidly but returns on investments may be slow. IPRs facilitate protection of innovation within the field and can provide a basis for return on investment in research and development.

The fact sheet itself provides a comprehensive overview of the various forms of intellectual property relevant to the biotechnology field, specifically patents; the role of innovative biotechnology in Europe; and, how to use biotechnology patents for innovation indicators.

Click here to view the fact sheet.

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