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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.

27th Jun 2022

Solid-state batteries – ready for the mainstream?

We last took a look at the patent landscape for solid-state batteries over three years ago, and since then, interest in the technology has only grown. Indeed, the massive rise in demand for electric vehicles has only served to further the future importance of solid-state batteries to automotive OEMs and battery manufacturers.

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.

9th Nov 2021

Patent Trends in Plastic Recycling and Alternative Plastics

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson recently caused a stir when he announced to a room full of schoolchildren that recycling plastic ”doesn’t work” (reported here). The PM’s comments upset some, but he did have a point. According to Sian Sutherland, A Plastic Planet co-founder, “less than 10% [of plastic waste] is actually recycled in the UK. Despite being touted by industry as a solution to the problem, all it has done is justify overproduction” (reported here).

9th Nov 2021

Sustainability and IP: The Rise of Dairy Alternatives

As the UK hosts the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow, the world is focused on climate change and what actions we can take to address it. Recent analysis by the UN’s Food and Agricultural Organisation which found meat and dairy accounts for 14.5 per cent of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions — the same as all cars, HGVs, aircraft, and ships combined. A move towards more plant-based diets is therefore seen as a key factor for a more sustainable future.

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