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Our Services

Our patent services include the drafting, filing and prosecution of patent applications in various technical fields both in the UK and abroad.  We deal directly with the filing and prosecution of UK, European and international patent applications.  In filing and prosecuting patent applications in other territories we work closely with a network of trusted overseas associates.

We also offer a wider range of patent services, which include:

  • Advising on patentability and validity.
  • Conducting prior art searches.
  • Conducting freedom to operate searches.
  • Providing infringement opinions.
  • Developing non-infringement strategies.
  • Providing litigation support.
  • Conducting due diligence exercises.
  • Providing watching services.

Our design services include the filing and prosecution of registered design applications in the UK and abroad.  Our firm acts directly before the UK Designs Registry and the European Community Designs Office (OHIM).  We also manage the filing and prosecution of registered design applications in other territories though our network of foreign associates.

We also advise and assist on a range of design matters, which include:

  • Registrability of designs.
  • Enforcement of registered design rights.
  • Infringement of registered design rights.
  • Freedom to operate in view of third party rights.
  • Protection of designs through unregistered design right and copyright.

Our renewals service provides clients with a reliable and cost effective means of maintaining their registered rights.  We take great care to ensure that our clients’ rights are maintained by sending regular, timely reminders and by attending promptly to and monitoring the renewals process.