100 Hagley Road
United Kingdom (England)
Barker Brettell is one of the UK's largest IP firms with 25 partners, 32 further qualified and trainee attorneys, and a team of 80 professional support staff. We specialise in IP portfolio strategy and management, clearance, prosecution, oppositions, cancellations, and enforcement. Our team of attorneys comprise specialists in all areas of intellectual property including patents, trade marks, copyright, designs and related matters, such as domain names, company names and customs issues.
Ranked in the UK as a top two European patent filer, Barker Brettell submits around 600 European patent applications every year across a wide range of sectors. The experienced patent and design rights teams comprise attorneys whose individual expertise include physics and materials; mechanical engineering; life sciences and chemistry, and software and electronics.
Barker Brettell’s 15-strong trade mark team is ranked by CITMA as one of the country’s largest filers of both UK and European Trade Marks and, according to European Trademark Filing Statistics for UK Law Firms, was a top two UK filer in 2018. The team is experienced at handling substantial global portfolios for clients, many of whom have more than 1000 trade marks worldwide. Robust systems and a hand-picked global network enables the firm to add value throughout the IP management process to deliver multiple benefits for clients. Legal expertise, industry and sector knowledge along with a commercial but friendly approach, ensure businesses and individuals are able to develop comprehensive IP global filing strategies to meet their business objectives and protect their assets.
The firm aims to provide clients with proactive, pragmatic and commercially-focused IP advice, delivered in a cost-efficient manner.
INTA, ECTA, CIPA, CITMA
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