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.

11th Jan 2024

An overview of Technical Board of Appeal decisions since G2/21: where are we with post-published evidence?

At the end of November the Board of Appeal (3.3.02) handed down its decision on T 116/18. As a reminder, T 116/18 was the case that led to G2/21; the referral to the Enlarged Board of Appeal on the standard required to rely on post-published evidence to support inventive step (the “plausibility” decision). A summary of that decision can be found here.

12th Dec 2023

European Patent Office will accelerate oppositions where an infringement or revocation action is instituted before the Unified Patent Court or another court

In the November 2023 issue of the European Patent Office (EPO) Official Journal, the EPO has confirmed that it will accelerate “parallel opposition proceedings” in the interest of “legal certainty and procedural efficiency, as well as high quality and uniformity in the European patent system”.

19th Oct 2023

To appeal, or not to appeal, that is the question

When a patent application is refused by the European Patent Office (EPO), there is the option to appeal. To pursue an appeal, one must file a notice of appeal and pay the appeal fee within two months of the written decision to refuse the application, and file a statement of grounds of appeal within four months of that decision. The application is then considered by the Boards of Appeal (BoA)

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