Boult Wade Tennant

United Kingdom (England)

Salisbury Square House, 8 Salisbury Square
United Kingdom (England)


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Head of Biotechnology and Life Science : Dr Nina White
Head of Chemicals and Materials : Dr Rohan Setna
Head of Engineering and Designs : Tessa Bucks
Head of High Tech and Electrical : Nick McLeish
Head of Trade Mark and Domain Names : Rachel Conroy

Quick facts:

Firm - Year of Establishment: 1894
Number of Partners: 41
Total Number of IP Practitioners: 96
Languages Spoken at the Firm: English, German, Spanish

Boult Wade Tennant is one of Europe’s leading IP firms, with established offices based in the UK, Germany and Spain. Since 1894 clients have trusted us with their most important asset, their intellectual property.

Choosing a new adviser is a big decision. Whatever the IP challenge, we have the team to help. We have over 90 patent attorneys, trade mark attorneys and lawyers, spread across three European countries. We can therefore provide you with advice at both a European level and nationally in the UK, Germany and Spain. Whichever route you use to access our services: whether working through our UK, German or Spanish team, you will benefit from the same exceptional service levels underpinned by unique local knowledge and professional expertise. The firm is known internationally for its quality of communication, proactivity, creativity and high standards in all matters. The attorneys have broad-based technical knowledge and well-developed commercial acumen, and are creative in their approach.

The firm has four patent groups which are divided by technologies: biotechnology and life sciences; chemical and materials; engineering and designs; and hi-tech and electrical. The fifth group is the trade mark and domain names group. The firm also has a range of professional in-house support functions, including a sizeable formalities and renewals department and a search department.

Our patents and designs groups have significant experience working with large corporate organizations, from banks to pharmaceutical companies. We also act for many smaller and medium sized business, Government bodies, academic institutions, research laboratories and individual inventors. The firm has handled hundreds of European Patent Office oppositions and appeals with an enviable success rate. All technical groups have extensive experience in drafting original patent specifications, IP portfolio management, handling oppositions, advising on infringement and enforcement matters. Boult Wade Tennant also offers a range of additional services, including providing freedom to operate opinions, carrying out IP due diligence exercises, recording assignments and licences, managing the transfer of large incoming portfolios, patent searching services, competitor watching services, in-house renewals and translation services.

Our Trade Mark and Domain Name team offer maximum efficiency and an effortless service to clients. They can act as a central point for all your brand protection, IP matters and data management. This includes providing strategic advice, assistance with planning and budgeting, brand evaluation, trade mark clearance and filing, representation relating to contentious trade mark and design matters, competitor analysis, IP intelligence, advice concerning licensing, IP audits and other services such as workflow management. We advise on the full spectrum of brand related IP matters, this includes the contentious and non-contentious aspects of trade marks and brands, domain names, copyright, social media, designs and trade secrets. We provide advice on the acquisition of trade mark related IP rights, licensing agreements, and distribution agreements, as well as copyright, unfair competition law and we offer litigation support in the German Courts and at EU level, The General Court and The European Court of Justice.

Key IP Areas
Copyright & related rights, Designs, Intellectual property (prosecution), IP transactions, Life sciences IP, Patent, Patent prosecution, Trade mark, Trade mark prosecution

Key Sector Expertise
Aerospace, Agriculture, Artificial intelligence, Arts, Automotive, Biotechnology, Chemical, Computer technology & services, Construction & materials, Defence, E-commerce, Electrical, Electronics, Fashion & luxury goods, Film, Financial services, FMCG, Food & beverage, Gaming, Hospitality & leisure, ICT & software, Industrials, Internet, Life sciences, Manufacturing, Mechanical, Media, Medical device, Mining, Music, Nanotechnology, Oil & gas, Optics & photonics, Pharmaceutical, Renewable energy, Retail, Robotics, Semiconductors, Sports, Technology hardware, Telecommunication, Transport, Universities & research