Number of partners: 44
Number of other fee-earners: 80
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. With more than 150 years’ experience in the IP profession, their focus is on providing clear, honest, strategic advice to maximise the potential of IP as an asset. They truly understand the commercial drivers that make IP an important part of a business strategy.
Working at all stages of the IP life cycle they advise on patents, trade marks and registered designs, as well as any IP-related disputes and IP legal and commercial requirements. With five offices in Europe (London, Bristol, Manchester, Cambridge and Munich) the firm takes a flexible, client centric approach, building multidisciplinary teams tailored to meet individual client needs. Renowned for being easy to work with their IP specialists build strong and long-standing relationships, indeed around 45% of their clients have worked with them for over 20 years.
With expertise spanning all sectors and technical fields the firm’s international practice includes large and small companies from across all industries and is as diverse as the technical areas they cover. Clients range from iconic global brands to dynamic start-ups as well as universities, research institutions and investors. Mewburn Ellis is the firm of choice for many 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 to drafting and negotiating complex contracts involving IP and their interaction with European competition law and due diligence on IP assets. Their growing litigation practice offers a range of different options and strategies to maximise outcomes from pre-action correspondence, alternative dispute resolution and litigation in the UK or other national courts, to declarations of invalidity or non-infringement, to cancellation, revocation, entitlement actions, oppositions and appeals at the UK or EU IP Offices or the European Patent Office. The firm has an enviable track record handling offensive and defensive patent and trade mark oppositions and is renowned in the profession for its success in high value, complex and multi-party oppositions at the EPO.
Mewburn Ellis is one of Europe’s leading firms of intellectual property specialists with a reputation for excellence, it is at the heart of the firm and its people along with a commitment to deliver the highest standard of service to its clients.