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.

Helen Wakerley



London Office

Call+44 (0)20 7242 0901


Helen Wakerley is responsible for the trade mark portfolios of many of our UK clients, and has particular experience in the automotive sector.

Helen advises clients in patent, trade mark and design matters. Having trained with Reddie & Grose, she became a partner in 1996.

With trade mark clients in many sectors, Helen’s experience ranges from clearing marks for use, through to preparing worldwide filing programmes and dealing with inter partes issues pre- and post-registration.

Helen has significant experience in prosecuting applications, taking the difficult ones to hearings and appeals. She has dealt extensively with settlement agreements, consent and co-existence arrangements.

Helen works on design protection both from a trade mark angle, looking at graphic symbol protection and product get-up, as well as from the more traditional three dimensional innovative design approach.

Helen’s patent practice is in the chemical, biochemical and pharmaceutical field. She has particular experience in the field of neuroscience. Her UK clients obtain patents around the world and she acts before the European Patent Office for non-UK companies. Her work in this field is in the prosecution of patent applications, as well as handling opposition work. She is regularly involved in due diligence reports and portfolio advice for her larger clients.

Helen is in Who’s Who Legal’s list of Global Leaders (Expert) in the field of trade marks for 2021.

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