Wiggin LLP’s intellectual property practice is widely regarded as market leading in brand protection including trade mark litigation, brand strategy and portfolio management services, with a particular expertise in designs law. The group has a busy patent litigation practice and undertakes high quality stand-alone commercial IP work. The IP practice is delivered by a growing team of over 20 specialist IP lawyers and provides a compelling and comprehensive IP legal service offering.
As businesses take advantage of the opportunities provided by the digital explosion, strong protection of IP assets such as iconic designs, global brands, creative works and breakthrough technologies has never been more important. Rights must be secured in multiple territories and they must be protected globally.
Wiggin's IP team is a recognised leader in rights protection in the new emerging digital world. The practice has won the most significant cases in the UK in the protection of IP online and has won industry award for both its copyright and trade mark work.
In addition, the team advises on IP strategy, portfolio and lifecycle management and related commercial and competition issues. The firm leverages its legal expertise and commercial and technical experience to help clients develop and deploy robust strategies to protect and maximise the value of their IP assets.
We even co-founded a our own tech company, Incopro, to help you protect your IP online. We work tirelessly to ensure no one profits from your IP – apart from you. Incopro has recently been acquired by Corsearch but we continue to in tandem to support clients together.
Our office in Brussels is in the middle of the most important legal, judicial and policy developments affecting businesses in the European Union and provides the perfect platform for IP advice post Brexit.
D Young & Co is a leading top-tier European intellectual property firm, dedicated to protecting and enforcing IP rights. We have been applying our world-class expertise to take ideas, products and services further since 1891.
We offer the broadest, highest quality and most cost-efficient IP service possible.
We bring together the specialist services of trade mark and patent attorneys with intellectual property solicitors, providing a ‘one-stop-shop’ for all IP and related issues. By collaborating and pooling our knowledge, we can be more innovative and responsive, as well as pass on significant cost savings to our clients. And, as the market gets increasingly complex, we’re continually evolving and growing our capabilities.
Our diverse, international client base spans all industry sectors including academic institutions, blue-chip and global organisations, research institutes, start-ups and SMEs.
Our team of over 200 people, including over 60 qualified attorneys and solicitors, is based in London, Munich and Southampton. Together, we’re committed to giving you the most insightful, innovative and commercially-relevant IP advice. Whatever your invention, technology or brand, we are committed to providing only the best IP advice available.
We are pleased to be one of the few IP firms to be ranked ‘top tier’ by all the major UK legal directories (IP STARS, Chambers UK, IAM Patent 1000, The Legal 500 and World Trademark Review 1000).
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.
With offices in London, Cambridge, Munich and The Hague, Reddie & Grose specialises in patents, registered designs and plant variety rights. Within these areas we handle drafting, filing, prosecution, oppositions, enforcement, defence, IP strategy and dispute resolution.
We offer services across all ley technologies, including:
Biotechnology and pharmaceuticals;
Chemistry and materials;
Consumer products and manufacturing;
Electronics and software (including artificial intelligence and the Internet of Things);
Energy and renewables;
Engineering (mechanical and advanced);
Entertainment, fashion and luxury goods;
Financial services and business methods;
Food and drink;
Future transport (including electric and autonomous vehicles);
Medical devices and digital healthcare; and
Telecommunications and broadcasting.
In order to encourage and better manage the blending and cross over between traditionally separate technology areas we have also created a number of multi-sector technology groups to better match client requirements and provide teams who are highly capable of helping clients with inventions spanning very different technologies. These multi-sector groups include:
Energy & Renewables;
Future Transport; and
Chemistry & Materials.
Reddie & Grose work to help their clients create patent assets which help their business compete and grow. We understand that patents are a tool which need carefully considered and tailored strategies which match the different business requirements of different clients.
We work hard to gain a deep understanding of our clients’ businesses so that we can help them to achieve the best commercial outcomes. The unusually broad scientific and technical knowledge within the team means that there is always an expert on hand who can worth with even the most advanced technology.
We have long and continued experience of building patent portfolios covering an unusually extensive number of countries. This experience means we have designed work flows and trained teams that can handle large portfolios with parallel applications in many countries efficiently and cost-effectively.
With a strong international focus with clients and attorneys from around the world, and attorneys fluent in a number of different languages, our sector-specialists patent teams have extensive experience of advising research and development departments and a deep understanding of the key issues in an often complex legal and business environment. We help businesses in their due diligence and analysis of whether they are free to launch their products. We then protect their innovations by preparing and prosecuting patent applications – building portfolios of rights to protect their commercial interests.
We have considerable success helping our clients to enforce their intellectual property, filing opposition and cancellation/ revocation proceedings against third party rights, helping to defend our clients’ position in the infringement proceedings and defending clients’ rights in oppositions and cancellation proceedings brought by third parties.
We have a specialists and very experiences Oppositions Group advising on and handling oppositions before the European Patent Office. They are able to provide cost-effective advice and handle oppositions both large and small to an agreed budget.