Aside from being famous for its sporting connections, the city of Manchester is globally recognised as an economic and innovative force, reinventing itself from being the heart of the industrial revolution to leading the world in emerging technologies, digital and medtech.
Manchester is home to a huge research network, which fuels a thriving enterprise community clustered around world class universities and hospitals. Nearby Media City houses a leading digital, creative and media centre.
Entrepreneurial spirit is the city’s lifeblood, where start-ups and SME’s benefit from an established business support infrastructure and excellent funding opportunities. Our attorney team has a long history of supporting businesses with commercially-focused advice from start-up to IPO and beyond, and is well connected with business support services in the region.
The diverse expertise of our large UK and European Patent Attorney team is ideally suited to protecting innovation around the North West region’s thriving industries, including digital tech, healthcare and medtech, advanced manufacturing and automotive, financial services, environmental (clean) technologies, and advanced materials.Show More
Our specialist team of computer science experts works at the cutting edge of developments in AI and digital technologies, whilst our expert life science team advises leading healthcare companies and institutions at the forefront of therapeutic and medtech innovation. Interdisciplinary teams work hand in hand to advise on IP protection and strategy in crossover sectors, such as in the application of AI and machine learning in healthcare, and in bioinformatics.
Meanwhile, our leading trade mark team provides specialist IP services supporting local SMEs to world renowned brands in many fields including creative industries, sports, fashion and retail, luxury goods, food and drink, and the automotive sector.
Our Manchester office’s attorneys and lawyers (solicitors) can advise on IP-related licensing, due diligence and contracts in addition to offering patent, trade mark and design protection services.