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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.

22nd Jun 2022

UK Patent Box regime more beneficial than ever for businesses in view of impending corporation tax hikes.  

Since the regime was phased in from 1 April 2013, the UK Patent Box has enabled companies to apply a lower rate of Corporation Tax to worldwide profits earned from qualifying patented inventions and equivalent forms of intellectual property. The relief is given via a deduction from total taxable trading profits for a chargeable accounting period.

6th Jun 2022

Wired Health 2022 – Women’s Health Tech Takes Centre Stage

Two weeks ago I had the opportunity to attend the annual Wired Health conference, where some of the latest digital health technologies and innovative start-ups were on show. On a first note, it was great to be attending an in-person event again, and thus being able to talk face-to-face with some inspiring and passionate people about how the digital health industry is developing in the aftermath of the pandemic.

1st Jun 2022

£40 Million Announced for Commercialising UK Connected and Automated Mobility Solutions

The UK Minister for Investment Lord Grimstone has just announced a new funding competition for in excess of £40 million to promote the development of commercial self-driving vehicles in the UK, such as passenger transport and delivery vans. Here, we will take a look at some of the details below as well as a spotlight on a past success story of the government’s efforts in this area.

1st Jun 2022

Gold Standard trade mark practice for the Platinum Jubilee

Queen Elizabeth II became the longest-reigning monarch in British history on 9 September 2015, surpassing the previous record (of 63 years, seven months and two days) set by her great-great-grandmother, Queen Victoria. For some years now, the Queen has been the longest- living reigning monarch in the world. She passed a new milestone on 6 February 2022, which marked 70 years of her reign. Celebrations for her Platinum Jubilee are being held this week over a special four-day UK bank holiday weekend, from Thursday 2nd to Sunday 5th June 2022.

31st May 2022

Artificial Intelligence Patent Applications Seeking To Combat Climate Change

Two of the most popular topics at present are artificial intelligence (AI) and climate change. In this insight we explore the overlap between the two, particularly how AI can be applied to improve climate change combatting technologies, as well as reviewing aspects of several patent applications to highlight important considerations when seeking patent protection for such AI related inventions.

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