Our Manchester office celebrated its 120th year in 2013 and has grown considerably over the years. It is now one of the largest teams of patent and trade mark attorneys in the North West region, supported by an experienced and long standing staff base.
Aside from being famous for its sporting connections, the city of Manchester is also globally recognised as an economic knowledge-led centre, with research and enterprise clustered around its world class universities – Manchester University being at the centre of the important work currently being conducted into graphene.
The expertise and knowledge of our UK and European Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys is focused around the city’s thriving industries, which include financial, legal and business services, biotechnology, advanced manufacturing, environmental (clean) technologies, global sports brands and media. Our Manchester office has a particularly unique team of computer science patent attorneys – software patents now being a focal point for many after a surge in high profile litigation in this specialist area of intellectual property law.
The experience and knowledge of our sizable trade mark team also allows us to provide specialist IP services supporting clients ranging from local SMEs to world renowned brands across many sectors: luxury goods, automotive and retail, to name a few.
Our Manchester office’s attorneys and lawyers (solicitors) can advise on IP-related licensing, due diligence and contracts in addition offering patent, trade mark and design right protection services.