Withers & Rogers is one of Europe’s largest dedicated intellectual property law firms, with offices in London, Paris and Munich, as well as three other regional offices in the United Kingdom. Established more than 130 years ago, we remain as passionate as ever about making intellectual property work to our clients’ best advantage. Today, our clients include many renowned, innovative organisations from across Europe, North America and Asia.
Withers & Rogers has a breadth and depth of experience and expertise that we believe is second to none. In addition to our practice groups, we have a number of specialist groups, enabling us to pool our industry knowledge and bring added value for our clients.
We offer a comprehensive service that extends to both securing IP rights – such as patents, trade mark and design registrations for the UK, Europe and further afield – and advising on their exploitation and enforcement. Alongside, we provide proactive support functions that help our clients keep track of their IP, stay on top of its maintenance, and stay in control of cost.
Recognition of the long-term, strategic importance of IP is growing apace, and to help our clients make the most of their creativity, we can build strategies that embrace critical areas like innovation culture, due diligence, freedom to operate, invention management, and patent mapping, to name but a few.
All of our patent and trade mark attorneys are selected on the basis of excellent academic achievement and industry knowledge. This ensures our clients receive a service that delivers both technical excellence and commercial insight.
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.
FIDUCIAL LEGAL BY LAMY (FLBL) is of the few law firms in France to offer full IP services, including trademarks, patents, designs, copyright and domain names, as well as related rights (know-how/trade secrets, neighboring rights and unfair competition). The IP team led by Karine Disdier-Mikus is specifically recognized for its thorough expertise in providing brand strategic advices globally, managing worldwide trademark portfolio and providing assistance in trademark prosecution, IP transactional advisory services as well as global IP enforcement and litigation.
FLBL offers clients deep IP knowledge generally associated with boutique IP law firms, combined with the global resources and wider commercial perspective of our international practice through the global network TERRALEX.
FLBL IP team offers a wide range of high value IP services in France, in the EU, as well as worldwide, through our networks of leading law firms members of the TERRALEX network present in over 100 jurisdictions.
TERRALEX is a network of select leading law firms that serve international clients and the international needs of their local clients. TERRALEX Member Firms are leaders in their respective markets, have the expertise to handle matters beyond their borders, and understand the needs of international clients.
With access to over 19,000 lawyers at 150 leading firms worldwide, through TERRALEX, our clients have access to the best legal advice on the ground.
FLBL IP team is actively involved in designing global trademark protection strategies for a number of our clients, including taking advantage of available group filings and convention filings. The team has indeed developed an unparalleled and innovative market offering for trademark matters and is handling significant trademark portfolios for key clients.
It also handles global IP litigation and enforcement actions (including Customs interventions in France and in the EU, as well as through local agents globally).
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)