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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.

28th Mar 2022

Will a Unitary Patent be cost effective for me/my organisation in Europe?

In the coming year, those applying for patents in Europe are expected to be presented with a new opportunity. Since its formation in 1977, the European Patent Office (EPO) has acted as a central examining and granting authority; it provides a single portal to apply for patent protection in 38 member countries, and, if a patent is granted, the opportunity to then validate this protection as a bundle of national patent rights in each member country where protection is desired. These validated patents must then be renewed, enforced, and revoked at a national level.

23rd Mar 2022

Unitary Supplementary Protection Certificates – a new IP right?

Previously we discussed the ongoing developments to bring the Unified Patent Court (UPC) and Unitary Patent into effect. However, one piece of the puzzle that has not yet been solved is how Supplementary Protection Certificates (SPCs), which are national intellectual property rights that can extend patent protection for pharmaceutical and plant protection products for up to five years, will be provided for under the new Unified Patent system.

14th Mar 2022

Women in STEM: Dr Bernadette Longridge, Engineering Centre Manager, AVL

Dr Paul Loustalan interviews Dr Bernardette Longridge, Engineering Centre Manager at AVL in the UK. Paul has known Bernie for many years, having been in the same IC Engines research group at UCL, albeit at different times, and was delighted that she agreed to be interviewed for Women’s History Month.

8th Mar 2022

International Women’s Day – Celebrating innovation in Chemistry and Materials Science

Over the years, thousands of female innovators have shaped the patent landscape in the fields of chemistry and materials science. Their research has not only advanced theoretical understanding in their field, but has led to many inventions that have a tangible impact on our everyday life. This International Women’s Day we wanted to celebrate the achievements of some of our favourites.

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