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.

3rd Apr 2024

Bottle Opener – Registered UK Design Invalidation Decision

Registered UK designs protect the appearance of the whole or a part of product, resulting from the lines, contours, colours, shape, texture or materials of the product or its ornamentation. A valid registered UK design must be new and must have individual character, meaning that the design must produce a different overall impression compared to existing designs that have been made available to the public.

21st Mar 2024

Tesco facing Clubcard rebrand after Court of Appeal decision

As reported previously with European Supermarket News, Tesco is currently involved in trade mark litigation with one of its biggest supermarket competitors, Lidl. Supermarket chain Tesco has lost its appeal against a ruling of trade mark infringement and passing-off in connection with their branding for their Clubcard Prices scheme in favour of rival supermarket chain […]

16th Feb 2024

Stitching Together Success: Intellectual Property Considerations for the Fashion Industry

As London Fashion Week celebrates its 40th anniversary, it’s a fitting time to celebrate the fashion and textile industry’s significant impact on UK PLC. According to research conducted by Oxford Economics it’s responsible for £62 billion of annual UK GDP, one in every 25 UK jobs and £1 in every £30 of HMRC’s annual tax receipts.

15th Feb 2024

Prada’s triangle and their trade mark applications

It is common practice for items of clothing and accessories to become highly sought after simply because of the presence of a brand name or logo. The ability for an item to be recognised by such symbols is arguably the underlying driving force for the consumer’s desire to own designer items. The question we now ask concerns a logo and whether it can still act as the origin indicator of the goods even without the presence of any word element(s).

5th Feb 2024

Protecting the Vegan Lifestyle – Reflections on the Trade Mark Landscape

For many, January is a time to commit to resolutions and lifestyle changes. No surprise then, that it has become synonymous with Veganuary, a campaign to persuade consumers to adopt a vegan diet for the first month of the year. In this blog we consider the respective trade mark strategies of Veganuary and the Vegan Society in protecting their IP in support of their promotion of the vegan lifestyle.

14th Nov 2023

Trade marks for plant-based alternatives – will we see objections?

In a competitive market, where having a well-recognised brand on supermarket shelves is key, it’s no surprise that trade mark filings for plant-based alternatives are going through the roof. Beyond Meat alone has filed 108 trade marks at the USPTO. With past examples of granted and rejected trademarks, Reddie and Grose outlines what is protectable and what isn’t.

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