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Whether you have invented a product, crafted a design, or created a trade mark, intellectual property is a valuable asset to any business. We work diligently with all our clients to ensure that their intellectual property is protected and delivers tangible gains for their businesses.
Our clients include some of the world’s most prestigious and well known companies, as well as many individual innovators and small enterprises, granting our team experience protecting interests both great and small.
Many of our clients work at the cutting edge of science and technology, while others are market leaders in retail, food and service sectors. With the extensive expertise we have working in different areas, and the breadth of qualifications brought to the table by our attorneys, we can devise a tailored strategy for our clients, no matter their needs.
Our individually tailored advice is rooted in our relationships with our clients, and a deep understanding of their businesses and market needs.
For clients with IP interests that range beyond Europe, we have a worldwide network of prestigious IP firms with whom we work, ensuring that we can protect your interests in any corner of the globe.
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