Marks & Clerk is one of the UK’s largest, and longest established, intellectual property firms. Our expert teams of patent and trade mark attorneys and lawyers are wired directly into the UK’s innovation economies via our offices in London, Birmingham, Manchester, Oxford, Cambridge, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen. Alongside our presence in the UK, we also have offices in nine international locations covering the EU, Canada and Asia, meaning we can tap into local expertise, globally.
Our team provides a full-service IP offering, from the initial filing of IP, through to litigation and commercial exploitation. Having seen the benefits that our clients derive from our full-service model, a number of patent attorney firms have since sought to follow a similar approach by adding solicitors to their teams. However, our well-established and highly regarded litigation and commercial transactions practices continue to set us apart from other firms.
We are experts not only in intellectual property law, but also in the science and technology that underpins our clients’ businesses. Our ability to draw upon this specialist technical expertise, not just in the context of patent prosecution but also in the context of litigation and commercial transactions, enables us to provide clients with a level of service and reach unmatched by other firms.
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)
Dreyfus is an intellectual property law firm that brings together a team of competent and experienced professionals who are passionate about their work. Dreyfus’ legal team leverage their multidisciplinary skills to provide clients with precise high quality advice. The team advises clients in France and around the world, in all areas relating to intellectual property and new technology.
Dreyfus & associés is listed in the most important international law firm rankings and is specialized on challenges of today's ever-changing digital economy. Each year, it receives legal awards, testifying to its well-known and recognized expertise in its field.
Dreyfus provides their clients with a complete range of services to protect and add value to intellectual property. The team is experienced in anticipating, securing and optimizing IP portfolios, which adds value to clients’ businesses. It has put in place tailored services allowing you peacefully benefit from the full value of intangible assets. Dreyfus' expertise covers the entire life cycle of IP projects from their creation to becoming a valuable brand and a genuine business asset.
By combining our knowledge of the digital world and the new technology sectors, the firm offer companies a dual approach that protects and enhances both traditional and digital intellectual property assets.
Dreyfus' IP rights and management services focus primarily on filing and renewal, strategy development, prosecution, pre-litigation, registrations, prior art search, valuation and audit.
REGIMBEAU is a major European IP law firm, with its Head Office in Paris and offices in Munich, and several major French cities.
As one of the most active European firms we strive to assist our clients in their global IP strategy, notably by :
Maintaining a vast and successful experience in representing our clients in all proceedings before the EPO, EUIPO, WIPO,
Reinforcing our European footprint by strengthening our permanent office in Munich,
Keeping abreast and ahead of major developments in the European and international patent, trademark & design systems, by holding key positions in major IP organizations,
Assisting our clients in their marketing project worldwide and particularly in securing and protecting their new brands,
Writing reference articles and books on various IP matters, such as our recent book “Unitary Patent and Unified Patent Court – Europe Adopts New Tools to Promote Innovation” (available in French and English),
Developing an online scenario simulation tool, SIM’UP, for performing budget simulations and comparing the post grant costs of European Patents, with or without unitary effect (unitary-patent-costs.eu),
Designing an IP Academy on “European Patents and Designs: The Essentials” to help participants to gain a practical view and a good command of the European Patent and Design system
Our international team is specialized in streamlining communication and operations with our international clients, for maximum efficiency.
Our firm is consistently favorably ranked in the top tier of European and French IP Law firms, including the MIP IP Stars rankings, as well as the MIP list of top PCT filers. Several of our partners are consistently recognized as IP Stars.
a patent portfolio of over 50,000 titles
a trademark, design and domain name portfolio of nearly 60,000 titles
All of our activities relating to Intellectual Property are certified according to international standard ISO 9001 version 2015.