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.

23rd Mar 2016

Meet us at INTA 2016

Aidan Robson, Alice Findlay and Helen Wakerley will be attending the Annual Meeting of the International Trade Mark Association (INTA 2016) in Orlando, Florida, which takes place between 21st – 25th May 2016. If you are attending this event and would like to arrange a meeting with any of our colleagues during your visit, please […]

18th Mar 2016

Linda Harland is to retire at the end of March

Consultant Linda Harland will retire from practice completely at the end of this month, following her retirement from the partnership in 2013. Her last working day will be 30th March 2016. Linda was the firm’s first female partner and has been with Reddie & Grose for more than 35 years. She joined the firm as […]

18th Mar 2016

Lay your cards on the table

The process of drafting a patent application can be difficult. Converting technical details into legalese rarely happens easily, as Alan Bates’ recent article explains. Much of the detail may appear unnecessary. Why must your patent attorney painstakingly include written descriptions of every aspect when you have provided highly detailed, technical drawings? There are specific requirements […]

17th Mar 2016

How bright is the UK’s solar future?

Recent changes to the subsidies available for photovoltaic energy in the UK have been widely reported 1,2, but what effect are these changes having on UK R&D in the photovoltaics sector? To incentivise UK homes and businesses to invest in new photovoltaic installations, a scheme of “feed-in” tariffs was set up in 2010. These tariffs, […]

16th Mar 2016

Community Registered Designs – from suitcase to court case: the return journey

On 18 April 2014, Reddie & Grose presented a review of a Court of Appeal decision concerning a Community Registered Design (CRD) relating to children’s ride-on suitcases. Here, nearly two years later, we review the judgment of the Supreme Court which maintains the Court of Appeal decision. To recap, Magmatic Ltd alleged infringement of their […]

7th Mar 2016

Why doesn’t my patent give me freedom to operate?

It is a common misconception that if you can obtain a patent for your invention, then you are free to practise it. This is not necessarily the case. Whether or not you are free to practise your invention depends not on your own patent rights, but on the intellectual property rights of others. A UK […]

2nd Mar 2016

Speeding up prosecution at the EPO

We recently wrote about changes to the PACE programme offered by European Patent Office (EPO) for accelerating the prosecution of European patent applications. While PACE is the general purpose way of reducing the time between official actions, there are other ways of speeding up prosecution. These other ways usually take the form of waiving the […]

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