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Appleyard Lees is a leading IP law firm with more than 45 patent and trademark attorneys and specialist solicitors, providing clients worldwide with a full spectrum of advice and a fully integrated approach to all aspects of IP. With a global reach and local knowledge, we are experts in patents, trademarks, IP strategy, designs, copyright, contentious proceedings and disputes. We support some of the world’s most innovative businesses and leading academic institutions, helping them to maximise the value of their IP throughout its entire lifecycle. Appleyard Lees has a network of UK offices in Cambridge, Leeds, Halifax, Manchester and the Alderley BioHub.
HGF is one of Europe’s largest firms of IP specialists with 14 offices across the UK and mainland Europe. The firm’s patent attorneys, trademark attorneys and IP solicitors provide an integrated IP solution for clients. HGF offers the full range of services expected from leading patent and trademark attorneys and solicitors, but it is our dynamic approach to oppositions and appeals, strategic portfolio development and acquisition due diligence that distinguishes HGF within the IP marketplace. Our specialist teams have expertise and experience covering a range of technical fields including chemistry, engineering, electronics and life sciences.
Marks & Clerk
Marks & Clerk is a well-established IP firm with more than 125 years of experience, helping clients navigate the complexities of IP, patents, trademarks and design protection. Our international presence is represented by 17 offices across the UK, Europe, Asia and Canada. We don’t just file patents and trademarks; we work proactively with businesses to identify their IP assets and provide strategic advice to achieve full commercial value as well as litigation where necessary. We act for all types of clients, from university spinouts through to SMEs and major corporations, and across a wide range of sectors including technology.
Questel is a true end-to-end intellectual property solutions provider to more than 5,000 clients and one million users across 30 countries. We offer a comprehensive software suite for searching, analysing, and managing inventions and IP assets. Questel also provides services throughout the IP lifecycle, including prior art searches, patent drafting, international filing, translation, and support during licensing negotiation and litigation. These solutions, when combined with our IP cost management platform, deliver clients average savings of 30 to 60 percent across the entire prosecution budget.
Venner Shipley is a prominent full-service intellectual property firm, with a leading team of patent attorneys, trademark attorneys, solicitors and barristers, providing a complete IP service to our client base. We work with clients from a variety of industry sectors ranging from major domestic and international corporations to SMEs, universities and individual inventors at the forefront of technology and innovation. This means that our attorneys are dealing with a hugely diverse and constantly evolving range of IP issues with specialist teams in electronics, technology, engineering, chemistry and pharmaceuticals as well as biotechnology.