We regularly receive instructions from solicitors to provide advice on specific issues where we have specialist expertise, notably patent and trade mark prosecution, opinions and searching, and to provide additional support on IP aspects of due diligence.

We often work jointly with solicitors to handle aspects of a client’s intellectual property portfolio or in contentious matters. We can work efficiently in such circumstances, looking after the client’s interests and avoiding duplicate effort. We can be instructed in matters before the Comptroller (e.g. patent entitlement actions, trade mark oppositions) and have particular expertise in filing and defending oppositions and appeals before the European Patent Office.