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.

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.

4th May 2022

Introduction to Trade Marks; Should you worry about them?

A trade mark is a sign (often a word) which does not describe goods or services but identifies the company selling the goods or services. When Ford sells a car or the Cambridge Judge Business School provides training, Ford and Cambridge Judge are trade marks which tell customers what characteristics to expect, based on their previous awareness of their products, reviews and marketing – High quality or low quality? Cheap or expensive? Reliable or unreliable? Delivered on time or late?

2nd Mar 2022

2021 – Bumper Year for IP

There had been a notable rise in the number of domain name disputes filed with the World Intellectual Property Office’s Arbitration and Mediation Center under the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy. The number of complaints filed hit an all time high in 2020 and from figures recently published by WIPO it appears that this upward trend is ongoing.

17th Jun 2021

The General Court find meaning in MILEY CYRUS

Smiley Miley, Inc. (‘SMI’), the company owned by American singer Miley Cyrus, has won a six year legal battle to register the trade mark MILEY CYRUS in the EU. The General Court of the European Union (‘the GC’) issued its decisions on 16 June 2021, overturning the refusal of this trade mark application by the EU Intellectual Property Office (‘the EUIPO’).

Register for notifications
Enter your email address here to receive our monthly bulletin of IP news and developments.
    Please read our privacy notice.
Saved Staff
Staff member

Remove all

Saved profiles
Call +44 (0)20 7242 0901
Call +44 (0)1223 360 350
Call +49 (0) 89 206054 267
Call +(00) 31 70 800 2162