Intellectual property

We are recognised as being one of a small handful of go-to firms for intellectual property (IP) in Europe and Asia, and leading legal directory Chambers & Partners UK has recently recognised Olswang as one of only three band-one IP firms (London) in its 2013 edition.

IP is essential to our clients. It is also central to most of the advice, transactions and disputes handled by our firm.

We have more than 100 IP lawyers, patent and trademark attorneys in our offices, specialising in trademarks and unfair competition, domain names, copyright, design, databases, know-how and other confidential information and patents. With patent attorneys in London and at the headquarters of the European Patent Office (EPO) in Munich, we are the only truly full-service, cross-border IP team in Europe.

Our fully staffed patent prosecution and trademark filing teams sit alongside our specialised IP transaction and litigation lawyers. We provide a fully integrated IP service for all stages of the IP lifecycle. Most of our IP specialists who focus on protecting IP rights also have experience of litigation, which ensures that our advice is realistic and pragmatic. Our unified service puts us in a unique position to advise on strategy, risk and freedom to operate.

We have deep knowledge of the industries in which our clients operate. We have exceptional understanding of the technology, communications, life-sciences, fashion and media sectors.

We are especially well regarded for our commercial awareness and deep client relationships. We have a rigorous approach to managing budgets to ensure a cost-effective and value-driven service.

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