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.

Enforcing Plant Variety Rights

We represent clients in opposition or revocation proceedings before the Community Plant Variety Office and its Board of Appeal.

We can advise on contentious matters such as disputes over the concept of essentially derived varieties (EDVs), and on the enforcement of rights by Customs detentions.

Dealing with infringement of plant variety rights is a matter for the courts in the relevant country and we work closely with firms of solicitors (attorneys) and barristers (advocates or trial lawyers) in handling litigation to enforce your plant variety rights against third parties, or to defend you if you face legal proceedings from third parties.

However, many disputes are eventually settled without the need to pursue legal proceedings to a conclusion. We have wide experience in negotiating settlements for our clients and can guide you skilfully through this challenging process.

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