Number of partners: 42
Number of other fee-earners: 70
Life Sciences: Simon Kiddle
Chemistry: Jeremy Webster
Engineering, Electronics, Computing, Telecoms: Graeme Moore
Trade Marks: Kate O’Rourke
Dispute Resolution & IP Legal Services: Sean Jauss
Designs: Robert Watson
The Firm Mewburn Ellis is the forward-looking IP firm. They work with organisations building the brands and technology that will define tomorrow. Whatever you do, wherever you’re based, and whatever your size, they will help you navigate your business journey, using Intellectual Property to imagine, plan, nurture and protect your innovations and deliver them to market. Their focus is on strategic advice to maximise the potential of IP as assets and so increase the value of your business.
Spread across five offices, London, Bristol, Manchester, Cambridge and Munich the firm operates as one team and it’s their client-focused working practices and commitment to building long-term relationships that make them the IP firm of choice for so many businesses and individuals. They advise on patent, trade mark and registered designs, as well as any IP-related legal and commercial requirements, working across all stages of the IP lifecycle, from protecting IP to exploiting it as an asset and defending and dealing with disputes should they arise.
Their experts cover all sectors and technical fields and can manage IP in any jurisdiction. They have a clear understanding of local practice requirements and how to manage them and work hand in hand with trusted local attorney firms worldwide. They work in a flexible way, structuring teams and approaches in order to meet client requirements. Known for providing clear, concise and to the point advice they won’t crush new ideas at early stages, but from the outset be clear on what will and won’t work from an IP perspective.
Mewburn Ellis works with large and small companies across all industries, from iconic international brands to dynamic start-ups. They also work for universities, research institutions and investors as well as a wide range of international IP and law firms needing European counsel.
The firm has a wealth of experience advising on technology transfer and the commercialisation of IP, ranging from advising on the existence, protection and management of IP rights (including unregistered IP rights such as trade secrets, copyright and database rights), drafting and negotiating complex contracts involving IP and their interaction with European competition law, to due diligence on IP assets. They can assist on a wide range of transactions involving IP, from one-off licence deals and multi-institution research collaborations to mergers & acquisitions, private equity investments and stock market flotations. Advice and support is provided with a high degree of commercial understanding, pragmatism and focus. The combination of experience, technical knowledge, a deep understanding of IP and the delicate interplay of the law enable enables their specialists to offer the best possible outcome for clients in any given deal.
Mewburn Ellis is one of Europe’s top IP firms, renowned for its expertise and technical ability. Excellence is at the heart of the firm along with a commitment to deliver the highest standards to its clients.