Hindles is a leading firm of European and UK patent and trade mark attorneys.

We believe in a plain-speaking approach
We help our clients establish and protect their own, and attack competitors’, worldwide intellectual property rights including patents, trade marks and designs. Our ethos is to provide clear, commercially meaningful advice. We get to the point quickly.

We transcend global boundaries
We are based in Edinburgh, Scotland but have an international reach. Our worldwide clients include start-ups, large corporations, spin-outs, universities, listed companies, and early stage companies. We represent clients directly before the European Patent Office, UK Intellectual Property Office, European Union Intellectual Property Office, and World Intellectual Property Office, and through attorneys in many jurisdictions around the world.

Our expertise puts us ahead of the curve
The quality, responsivity, and attitude of our people form the bedrock of our firm. Our team includes experts across all scientific and technical fields and several of our attorneys have specific research experience.

  • Robert Gregory is ‘responsive, knowledgeable and easy to work with’

    The Legal 500

  • “Alistair Hindle is the best patent attorney I've worked with during my engineering career”

    MD of successful Edinburgh University Spin-Out Company

  • “They are practical and commercial in their advice, giving advice in a timely, focused and friendly manner”

    Commercial Director and General Counsel of Global Medical Devices Company