Our specialist patent lawyers can help you protect, commercialise and enforce your intellectual property rights.

A patent is a right protecting an invention. It protects against another person or business deliberately copying your invention, as well as against someone developing something similar without being aware of your patent.

We have a proven track record of helping individuals and businesses with a range of patent issues – from buying and selling, to patent infringement disputes.

What Patent Services Do We Offer?

There are three main areas where our patent lawyers can help you:

  1. Prosecutions (the process applying for a patent) – we can put you in touch with a patent attorney to protect your rights
  2. Commercialisation – we can help you buy, sell, licence or commercialise your patent (for both pending and granted applications)
  3. Disputes, litigation and enforcement – we can help you enforce your rights if your patent has been copied, or used without your permission. We can also help in cases where the ownership of a patent is in dispute.

Who Can We Help?

Our patent solicitors can help you whether you’re an inventor or a large corporate.

We have a large team of specialists ready to help, with particular expertise in the food & drink, manufacturing and technology sectors.

Why Choose Our Patent Lawyers?

We can support your immediate needs around your patent and can also help with a range of connected issues such as corporate, commercial and employment.

Our patent lawyers have specialist expertise in key sectors – so we can advise you on the problems that are likely to arise, and plan for them. We’re renowned litigators and have the experience needed to fight your corner in even the most complex of patent disputes.

Your invention is unique – and that’s how we’ll treat you. We’ll listen to you, and what you’re trying to achieve, and then build a team around that.

Contact Us

If you need advice about a patent issue, our lawyers are here to help. Call us on 0808 271 2602 or contact us online and we’ll get back to you.

Testimonials & Client Feedback

We truly value the feedback we receive from both our clients and legal accreditation societies, such as The Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners.

Legal 500 UK Leading Firm 2022

“The IP team at Irwin Mitchell is exceptional.”

Legal 500, 2022

"The team is tenacious and dogged, approaching substantial pieces of work with unwavering determination."

Legal 500, 2020
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“You have done sterling work on our behalf for which we thank you. I am already recommending you should anyone be in need of your services.”

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We also offer the following services:

Copyright Lawyers

Our specialist copyright lawyers can help protect or commercialise your rights, as well as in cases of copyright disputes or infringements.

Design Rights Lawyers

Our specialist design rights lawyers can help you file and protect designs, as well as resolve disputes relating to registered or unregistered design rights.

Image Rights Lawyers

If you’re in the public eye, your image is a valuable commodity. Our image rights lawyers help individuals/brands commercialise, protect and enforce these rights.

Intellectual Property Audit

Get a thorough audit from our solicitors to identify your business’s IP opportunities and risks, with government funding available for growing SMEs.

Resolving Unfair Seller Account Or Listing Suspensions On Online Marketplaces

If your seller account or product listing is suspended without valid grounds, our intellectual property team can help get your account or listing reinstated and get you back to business.

Stopping IP Infringement By Sellers On Online Marketplaces

If you’re an IP rights-owner and an online marketplace seller is infringing your IP rights, our expert intellectual property team can help you strategies and tackle IP infringement head on.

Trade Mark Lawyers

Our team of experienced trademark lawyers and attorneys can help you register, protect and exploit your intellectual property in the UK, Europe or worldwide.

Trade Secrets Lawyers

Our team of specialist trade secrets lawyers can help you protect and enforce your rights over trade secrets, know-how and confidential information.

We Work Nationally

We have offices in major cities throughout the UK and our lawyers can arrange to visit you or your business in person if necessary. We also have international capability, with global links to other legal specialists.

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Awards & Accreditations

We’re proud of the recognition we’ve received for our business legal work. For a list of awards and accreditations, please visit our awards page.

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Business News

Our lawyers are regularly asked to provide expert insight, advice and analysis for the national media. Take a look at the stories below to see what we’re saying, as well as some of the recent deals we have completed for our clients here in the UK and abroad.