For over a century Bird & Bird have played a key part in protecting some of the world's most ground-breaking inventions and high profile brands; we're confident we can offer you one of the most ambitious, energetic, dedicated groups of intellectual property professionals you're likely to meet.
We will provide you with a team, rich in real-world experience, comprising experts who have worked at the forefront of pioneering technologies. A substantial number of our lawyers hold qualifications in scientific or technical fields, meaning we are often called upon for our specialist knowledge and insight on large international mandates. We are respected for our creative and original solutions.
We offer both litigation and transactional support in relation to all IP rights, from small innovative projects to the largest, most complex and ground-breaking transactions and disputes.
Our approach has always been centred on client service, collaborating and innovating with our clients to create bespoke solutions that make their lives easier. This includes:- (i) the 'twobirds Pattern' product, a proprietary, in-house patent valuation and analysis tool, that allows us to landscape, analyse, and value patent portfolios in an automated and sophisticated way; and (ii) our innovative and dynamic Brand Protection reporting portal, which uses dynamic charts that give clients an up-to-date overview of their risk profile at any given time.
Talk to us to find out how our tools, experience and our genuine passion for IP can help you devise a strategy that will help to maintain your competitive edge, whilst protecting and optimising your IP in the best way possible.
Internationally Bird & Bird has over 350 IP lawyers, attorneys and legal professionals across our 30 offices, many of whom have known each other and worked together for years, meaning we're all on the same page and offer consistency and quality that runs through all levels of seniority. We are therefore ideally placed to devise and coordinate multi-jurisdictional litigation strategies and (in the future) to represent clients before the Unified Patent Court.
Office Locations: Australia, Belgium, China, Czech Republic & Slovakia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Poland, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom, United Arab Emirates and United States of America
TMark Conseils specializes in European and French intellectual property law and is a member of the French National Association of IP Attorneys (CNCPI). The firm was founded in 1993 on the shared belief in focusing on meeting the client’s special needs and expectations. Today, Tmark Conseils team of 25 members of staff and 5 partners are all committed to delivering first-class services that are tailored to each client’s particular requirements, budgets and timelines regardless of whether the client is a large multinational company a medium size operator, a start-up or an individual business person.
Areas of Expertise
IP strategy definition and development
Filing and prosecution of trade mark, design, domain names applications, renewals
Trademark oppositions before INPI, EUIPO (and internationally), UDRP proceedings
Drafting and negotiating IP agreements (assignment, license, coexistence…)
Enforcement and protection of IP rights
IP Cross boarder litigations
Brand protection (Customs watch and judicial proceedings)
Audit, due diligence and assessment of portfolios of all types of IP rights.
International IP Networks and Experience Tmark Conseils works both in France, before EUIPO and internationally. Tmark Conseils closely collaborates with a worldwide network of IP firms chosen because of their high level of expertise, responsiveness, cost efficiency services and involvement. Tmark Conseils is very active in cross boarder IP litigations.
Guidance, Support and Clearance Tmark Conseils staff accompanies their clients in order to fully protect their IP rights at the national, European and international levels.
Tmark Conseils identifies and defines all available and appropriate strategies and solutions while being mindful of the client’s special interests and advises on protective measures and actions available both nationally at the European level and worldwide tailored to meet the technical, commercial and financial aspects and issues at hand.
The firm’s specific knowledge of procedural and administrative aspects of all IP-related matters in particular at the EUIPO level allows Tmark Conseils’s team of experts to deliver high-end support both in securing, maintaining and exploiting the client’s rights and setting up defensive arguments.
Pinsent Masons' international IP team comprises over 80 IP specialists globally, delivering award-winning, multi-disciplinary expertise through a range of technical backgrounds (some to PhD) and experience drawn from industry.
At the heart of our practice are long term relationships with many world leading businesses across a range of industry sectors, including: life sciences, technology, energy, financial services, sport, retail and leisure. With a shared passion for innovation, and belief that diversity of thought results in better solutions for business, together we harness IP law to drive positive change, access new markets and disrupt the status quo.
Our IP advisory team advises on rights and commercialisation strategies, cutting edge collaborations and IP rich cross-border transactions that redefine the commercial landscape. More than just applying lawyers to solve legal problems, we deploy a range of professional disciplines, enabled by process and technology and informed by data. Not only does this empower us to develop solutions and ensure successful outcomes for our clients, it enables us to do so more efficiently and cost effectively.
Our peerless IP disputes team deploys litigation as a strategic tool to help businesses achieve their business goals, rather than simply navigating risk. Working as a seamless extension of in-house legal and management teams, we're focussed on positive outcomes, whether that is achieving market access for a new product or service, or retaining competitive advantage against those ready to challenge them.
We have a reputation for taking on the most difficult cases and winning them, often making new law in the process. We regularly act in the highest profile IP litigations before the EPO and EUIPO as well as the national courts and registries. Our success rate is second to none.
Recent IP awards include:
Winner UK (England & Wales) Contentious Patent Law Firm of the Year (Managing IP Awards 2020)
Winner Impact Case of the Year - Actavis v ICOS (tadalafil) (Managing IP Awards 2020)
Shortlisted European Contentious Patents Firm of the Year (Managing IP Awards 2020)
Shortlisted UK Practitioner of the Year - Charlotte Weekes (Managing IP Awards 2020)
Shortlisted UK (Scotland) IP Transactions (Managing IP Awards 2020)
Shortlisted UK (Scotland) Contentious Patents (Managing IP Awards 2020)
Shortlisted TMT Team of the Year (Legal Business Awards 2020)
Winner Legal Strategy of the Year (Global Generics & Biosimilars Awards 2019)
Winner Impact Case of the Year Award (Managing IP Awards 2019)
Winner TMT and Life Sciences Team of the Year (British Legal Awards 2019)
Shortlisted TMT Team of the Year (Legal Business Awards 2019)
Winner Patent Litigation Firm of the Year (Corporate International Magazine's Award 2019)
Winner International Global Business Award 2019
Winner IP or IT team of the Year (Lawyer Awards 2018)
Winner Client Choice Award for Patent Litigation (Clare Tunstall) 2018
Winner TMT Team of the Year (British Legal Awards 2017)
Backed with 30 years of a successful experience, GPI & Associés is an Intellectual Property Group proud in supporting business by assisting our Clients in building, protecting, defending and valuating Intellectual Property portfolios and assets.
GPI & Associés drives are efficiency, availability, flexibility, energy with a touch of brio.
From local origins in Provence (South of France), GPI & Associés evolved to a worldwide coverage through Intellectual Property foreign associates all around the Globe. Cherishing proximity with our Clients, GPI & Associés has main office in Aix-en-Provence and locations in Germany, Spain and Switzerland. Moreover GPI & Associés has two IP Attorneys Boutiques in Paris, Markplus International and Wilson & Berthelot.
Dedicated to Intellectual Property, our Teams act hand in hand through three IP Attorneys Boutiques and one Office of Attorneys at Law (GPI Avocats).
GPI & Associés specializes in the Practice Areas of Patents, Trademarks, Designs, Domain Names, Copyrights, Trade Secrets, Know-How, and Geographical Indications. GPI & Associés assists Clients for freedom to operate, acquisition of Intellectual Property Assets, exploitation of Intellectual Property Assets, as well the related arbitrations and litigation.
When facing third parties, GPI & Associés defends Client’s rights in close collaboration with Attorneys at Law dedicated to intellectual property, in particular with GPI Avocats, in order to form proficient IP Attorneys - Attorneys at Law Line-ups.
GPI & Associés has outstanding Expertise and renowned skills in Business Sectors, including: Aeronautics, Media & Communication, Mechanical Engineering, Publishing, IT, Fashion, R&T, Luxury Goods, Scientific Research and Wineries.
GPI & Associés has been awarded for the value of its achievements by IP Stars and Managing IP scoreboards.
GPI & Associés is a member of professional associations such as the International Trademarks Association (INTA), the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA), the New York Intellectual Property Law Association (NYIPLA), the American Bar Association (ABA), the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI), the European Community Trademark Association (ECTA) and the French Institute of Patent & Trademark Attorneys (CNCPI).
Finally, GPI & Associés has always been very active in its regional community, focusing on sport (JURIS'CUP regattas).