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 forward thinking brands and we're pretty confident we're one of the most ambitious, energetic, dedicated groups of intellectual property professionals you're likely to meet.

Providing sound strategic guidance from the moment of a brand’s inception, Bird & Bird is a prime destination for rights holders with global concerns. We can justly make the claim that few other international firms have our track record when it comes to the quality of our intellectual property experience.

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.

Technical insight

Many of our lawyers are dual-qualified across a range of technical fields, this coupled with our experience working with some of the world's leading innovators, means we have a wealth of expertise in providing both strategic commercial advice and invaluable technical insight.


Stephens, Katharine (Head of Department)

Williams, Robert (Head of Department)

Aries, Nick

Brownlow, Peter

Conlan, Helen

Grist, Ewan

Harris, Tim

Hilton, 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