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.

31st Jan 2024

UPC Headquarter Agreement

On 26 January 2024, the Headquarters Agreement was signed by the President of the Court of Appeal of the Unified Patent Court (UPC), Klaus Grabinski, and the Director General for Europe of the Italian Foreign Ministry, Nicola Verola, formally confirming the location of the third section of the Central Division of the UPC in Milan.

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”.

17th Aug 2023

UPC opt-outs and revocation actions: Gaps and anomalies in the Rules of Procedure of the UPC

As of 1 June 2023, the Unitary Patent and the Unified Patent Court (UPC) have been in effect. During the 3 month sunrise period (covering the period 1 March to 31 May 2023) and subsequently, proprietors of European patents and applicants of pending European patent applications have been able to file opt-out requests to avoid those European rights (if and when granted) falling under the jurisdiction of the UPC.

After years of effort to implement a satisfactory unitary patent system in Europe, it appears likely that unitary patents and a Unified Patent Court could become a reality in the near future.

We have prepared factsheets on key topics relating to the unitary patent regime.


UPC Litigation Services Brochure


Key Facts About the Unitary Patent – A short introduction to what a unitary patent is, its relationship to the existing European patent system, and how you will be able to apply for one.

The European Unitary Patent – The geographical coverage of the unitary patent system.

The Unified Patent Court – An overview of the system in which European patents with unitary effect will be litigated, and how the language of the proceedings will be determined.

Translation Requirements for the Unitary Patent – An explanation of the requirements for translations to be provided to the patent office and in the case of disputes.

Unitary Patent and Unified Patent Court FAQs

Unified Patent Court Proceedings FAQs

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