Bird & Bird

Intellectual Property Department

London (Firms)
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​Track record for excellence 

Over the last century we've been lucky enough to have played a part in protecting some of the world's most ground-breaking inventions and high profile brands and we're confident we're one of the most ambitious, energetic, dedicated groups of intellectual property professionals you're likely to meet.

We will provide you with a team, rich in real-world experience, comprising experts who have worked at the forefront of pioneering technologies. A substantial number of our lawyers hold qualifications in scientific or technical fields, meaning we are often called upon for our specialist knowledge and insight on large international mandates. We are respected for our creative and original solutions.

We live & breathe IP

We have one of the largest teams in the UK with over 75 lawyers and trade mark attorneys purely dedicated to intellectual property law.  

We offer unmatched contentious and non-contentious capabilities in relation to all IP rights trade marks, patents, copyright and database rights, confidential information and data privacy. We advise on IP protection, enforcement, strategic management, valuation and monetisation of brand portfolios. Because of our broad remit our clients are an eclectic mix of the diverse and traditional.

Internationally Bird & Bird has over 350 IP lawyers, attorneys and legal professionals across our 30 offices,  meaning we're all on the same page and offer consistency and quality that runs through all levels of seniority. 


Stephens, Katharine (Head of Department)

Williams, Robert (Head of Department)

Aries, Nick

Brownlow, Peter

Conlan, Helen

Grist, Ewan

Harris, Tim

Hilton, Mark

Holah, Mark

Jenkins, Neil

Jones, Jennifer

Kelleher, Patrick

Macdonald, Morag

Mutimear, Jane

Poulter, Allan

Root, Eleanor

Sherrell, Phil

Shorthose, Sally

Smith, Graham

Snaith, Tom

Vary, Richard



ConvaTec Group


Fitness First

Global Blue

Kingfisher (B&Q, Screwfix)

Marv Studios


Merck KGaA

Monica Vinader

Monster Beverage Corporation


Perform Group

Philip Morris International (PMI)

Qatar Airways

Simba Sleep


The Broad Institute


Aerospace & Defence

Automobiles & Parts



Financial Services

Food & Drink Producers

Industrial Engineering

Life Sciences & Pharmaceuticals


Retail & Consumer

Technology, Hardware & Electronics


Travel & Leisure