Gowling WLG

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B4 6WR
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For more than a century, the world’s top companies have looked to Gowling WLG to maximise and protect their treasured intangible assets, at home and abroad. As the global economy grows ever more knowledge-driven, clients continue to count on our broad experience to help them navigate an increasingly perilous intellectual property (IP) landscape.

Home to more than 200 IP practitioners in jurisdictions around the world, Gowling WLG is a leader in IP law, with significant strength in prosecution, enforcement & litigation and transactional work across all industry sectors.

IP solutions — wherever you need them

Gowling WLG provides top IP practices in Canada, the UK and throughout Europe, as well as across an arc of challenging jurisdictions that include China, and the Middle East. Our exclusive association with JurisAsia in Singapore — along with a robust network of established relationships with leading IP practitioners worldwide — further ensures you have access to the very best advice, wherever business takes you.

Full lifecycle approach

Every step on the path to market presents different challenges for you and your brands. Gowling WLG works with you to overcome those challenges by protecting and enforcing your IP assets and helping you maximise their value. From initial drafting and registration to complex enforcement matters, through to the management and monetisation of large international portfolios, our team is equipped to assist you during the entire lifecycle of your IP assets. 

Market leading IP expertise

Gowling WLG offers expertise in all aspects of IP around the world - with core specialisms in trademarks, brands and designs, patents, IP litigation and advertising, and product regulatory advice. This strength in global capability, combined with our collaborative approach, is why many of the world’s top businesses choose us as their trusted IP adviser, and have done so for more than 125 years.

We manage a vast number of trademark and patent files, and protect and enhance our clients’ trademark and patent assets in more than 100 countries through our prosecution services in Canada and China, as well as through our global network of associate relationships. 

Our team has expertise on contentious and non-contentious IP services across a range of industries, and many of our professionals hold specialist expertise in science, engineering and technology. This unique combination of expertise enables us to better understand your business and help you realise the full value of your IP.

Year after year, the firm’s IP professionals and practice groups are recognised by some of the world’s most respected legal publications, receiving top rankings in global and country-based publications.

Comprehensive service offering

Outside of our IP service offering, Gowling WLG is equipped to advise clients in virtually every area of law relevant to business. We see this as one of our core strengths and a key differentiator from other IP service providers, whether they are full-service firms or boutiques.

Clients who work with us can be assured of a holistic approach to their business goals and legal advice that focuses on innovation, results and value.


Last updated 22nd December 2020

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