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.

Independent market reviews by leading legal directories and reputable industry journals.

Chambers UK

Intellectual Property – Patent & Trade Mark Attorneys

Skilled guidance on the protection of trade mark and patent portfolios with significant experience representing entertainment, life sciences, hi-tech and engineering clients. Strong contentious practice which takes in opposition proceedings and support with litigation. Assists with all facets of prosecution and also the preparation of licence agreements. Has offices in Munich and The Hague.


We have a very high impression of the firm and continue to use them for all our technology patents.”

“They’ve done a very good job of putting a strategy together. They offer expertise and knowledge of international trade mark protection and registration, along with sensible advice and clear thinking.

Legal 500


The ‘professional, helpful and knowledgeable’ team at Reddie & Grose LLP has recently created five multidisciplinary technology groups to better advise its roster of clients on a range of matters, including original drafting and prosecution work, as well as EPO opposition and appeal proceedings. These include chemistry and materials, digital healthcare, energy and renewables, future transport and oppositions groups. ‘Dedicated’ chairman Alice Findlay and executive partner Jan Vleck oversee the practice, with Nick Reeve leading the electronics and software group and Neil Thornton heading up the life sciences team, while Julie Millburn spearheads the engineering, materials and consumer products team. Simon Goodman heads up the firm’s office in Cambridge, and in the London office, both Georgina Ainscow and Zack Mummery were promoted to partners in April 2022.


‘We have found the team at R&G to be very professional, helpful and knowledgeable. This is particularly useful as there will always be someone on the team who is familiar with the field of the technology and able to grasp quickly and accurately the unique qualities of any new piece of IP.’

‘The team is very responsive and work well together. They are also excellent at providing valuable advice for my clients and their overall needs.’

Trade mark

Praised for its ‘impressive international reach’, Reddie & Grose LLP has demonstrable capability in the strategic development and management of trade mark portfolios for clients across the technology and financial sectors. With additional experience in the automotive, entertainment, electronics and telecoms industries, the team remains active in the filing of UK and EU trade mark applications, and counts opposition proceedings and enforcement matters in its caseload. Helen Wakerley, who acts for clients in the automotive sector, jointly leads the trade mark team alongside Patrick Lloyd, while chairman Alice Findlay, who has ‘oodles of experience, excellent knowledge and good commercial sense’, and Jan Vleck also oversee the practice. Other key members of the team include Tom Sharman, who focuses on assisting UK-based clients in developing and managing their trade mark portfolios.


‘Alice Findlay has oodles of experience, excellent knowledge and good commercial sense.’

‘Tom Sharman is very user-friendly and knows his stuff. He tailors his advice to us.’

IAM Patent 1000

Silver for UK Prosecution

“The team at Reddie & Grose is adept at working with complex technical ideas, even in specialised areas like computer science and robotics. Its assessment of innovations at an early stage is always fair, with detailed advice on how to proceed with filings. The attorneys distil down difficult concepts into bite-sized manageable chunks to help all involved understand the issues. We would highly recommend their services for companies, especially start-ups working with niche and novel technology.” From UK offices in London and Cambridge, and overseas outposts in Munich and The Hague, the expansive patent prosecution group fulfils the needs of a pan-European clientele. Heading up the life sciences faction is Michael Roberts, a learned molecular genetics PhD whose time in academia even saw him undertake three years of postdoctoral study. His fellow life sciences ace is Neil Thornton, a biochemistry PhD who knows his stuff when it comes to immunology and gene therapies. For electronics issues, Nick Reeve is on hand – in the words of one recent collaborator: “I was impressed with Nick’s efficiency, commercial approach and clear communication. He’s good with clients, and clearly knows the electronics sector and technology very well.” Covering all manner of engineering disciplines are Paul LoustalanWilliam Ponder and Jan Vleck. Loustalan has a PhD in engine technology and has recently put this knowledge base to use through his prosecution work for Saietta, which produces innovative electric motors for vehicles. Ponder, meanwhile, is a physicist and engineer who serves companies in fields as varied as medical devices and aerospace technology, while executive partner Vleck is equally versatile, covering both aforementioned areas as well as other sectors like oil and gas. Overseas colleagues call him “highly experienced and personable”.

World Trademark Review

Silver – Firms: Prosecution and Strategy

The team at Reddie & Grose excels in finding creative solutions to avoid costly litigation for clients. Known for its excellent in-house training and robust filing practice, both domestically and internationally, the group is a top choice for patrons in the financial and technology sectors. Helen Wakerley co-heads the group and has been handling a host of Brexit-related matters lately. “Helen is a trusted adviser who provides useful, concise and thoughtful advice and recommendations. She is a go-to for difficult matters, as she is tenacious, responsive and finds creative solutions.” Tom Sharman and Alice Findlay have also been kept busy since Brexit. Sharman has recently been advising Volta Trucks on prosecution and opposition matters. “Tom is awesome. Unlike many other lawyers, he is able to see the bigger picture and tailor his advice to the specific needs of the client.” Partnership chair Findlay has over 30 years of IP experience. She been instructed by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on multiple domain name disputes. Making his maiden appearance in the guide this year is Dale Carter. Carter spent five years in-house at Nestlé, where he managed its entire portfolio in the United Kingdom and also assisted with overseas work in Ireland, Denmark, Finland, Sweden and Norway.

Financial Times Special Report

The Financial Times recognise Reddie & Grose as one of Europe’s leading patent firms.

Reddie & Grose is delighted to announce that the firm has been recognised by the Financial Times as one of Europe’s leading patent firms.

In the annual report the firm has been recommended for:

  • Electrical Engineering – Bronze

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