Intellectual Property

Key facts: Intellectual property (IP) solicitors

  • Our intellectual property solicitors provide a range of services: IP disputes, IP strategy, patent management and protection, utility model patents and much more.
  • Intellectual property is a valuable asset, so it’s best to get holistic legal advice on the best IP protection strategy and most profitable exploitation for your IP portfolio.
  • There are many ways to protect and exploit your IP, including applying to register trade marks, patents, copyright, registered designs, and utility models. We can advise on your applications, agreements and disputes in all these IP areas.
  • We provide IP legal advice to a range of businesses, from start-ups and SMEs including university R&D spin-outs, to large multinational corporations.
  • We’ll work out which IP protection strategies are the most suitable and cost-effective for your business.
  • We specialise in intellectual property dispute resolution, including mediation, arbitration and litigation.

What we do: Intellectual property legal advice

Our specialist intellectual property solicitors understand that your business depends on the successful exploitation of your technical and creative work.

We offer cost-effective and expert legal advice to help protect your patents, trade marks, domain names, designs and other intellectual property. Our intellectual property legal services fall into several main areas: click on the lefthand menu to explore our various IP services or use the links below:

  • Intellectual property strategy – our comprehensive audit and strategy service, where we’ll review your existing portfolio, advise on any protection you may need and make sure your designs are protected in the UK and overseas. We’ll consider the full range of agreements you may need to meet your business objectives and make sure they’re protected both in the UK and overseas.
  • Intellectual property disputes – expert advice if you’re facing an intellectual property dispute regarding one of your products or services. If you have to go to court, we make full use of the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court (IPEC) and its cost-effective and streamlined procedure.
  • Patent protection and management – advice on applying for patents and protecting and managing your existing patents.
  • Utility model patents – learn how we can help you with utility models or ‘petty patents’ to protect your products without the cost associated with patent applications.

Our intellectual property solicitors can negotiate and draft the full range of intellectual property agreements and documents, including:

Who we help: IP advice for small businesses, SMEs, start-ups, spin-outs and large companies

Whether you’re at the beginning of your IP journey or you already have a considerable IP portfolio, our IP experts can provide a tailored solution. We act for clients in various sectors, including:

  • Information Technology
  • Life sciences
  • Engineering
  • Healthcare
  • Telecommunications
  • E-commerce
  • Retail

Why choose our intellectual property solicitors? Our solicitors’ IP experience

As in-house lawyers, we’ve guided numerous SME tech companies from start-up through to exit. As High Court litigators for top 50 private practices, our lawyers also have real world experience of taking patent and trade mark cases through to the High Court and the Court of Appeal.

Our understanding of the investment and the venture capital sector is also second-to-none, so we make sure our advice fits with your long-term strategic objectives.

We’ll gladly work alongside your existing patent and trade mark attorneys, or adopt a one-stop shop approach if you prefer.

Our three transparent pricing packages are designed to give you the widest possible access to high-quality legal advice, whatever the size and nature of your business:

City

Straightforward access to senior solicitors from £200 per hour.

An affordable solution for businesses needing one-off legal support. Receive 'City' partner-level expertise at a fraction of 'City' prices.

Enterprise

Have legal peace of mind for £189 per month with additional support from £99 per hour.

A monthly subscription legal support package specifically designed for start-ups and smaller businesses.

On-Demand

For businesses requiring 60+ hours of support a year, with prices equivalent to £99 per hour.

Fully account managed quarterly subscription service for businesses with more complex legal needs.

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A national law firm

We mainly work remotely, so we can work with you wherever you are. But we can arrange face-to-face meeting at our offices or a location of your choosing.

Our commercial lawyers are based in or close to major cities across the UK, providing expert legal advice to clients both locally and nationally.

50-52 Newhall Street, Birmingham, B3 3RJ
Stirling House, Cambridge Innovation Park, Denny End Road, Waterbeach, Cambridge, CB25 9QE
10 Fitzroy Square, London, W1T 5HP
13th Floor, Piccadilly Plaza, Manchester, M1 4BT
Harwell Innovation Centre, 173 Curie Avenue, Harwell, Oxfordshire, OX11 0QG
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