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Mewburn Ellis LLP

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Mewburn Ellis is a vibrant and forward thinking intellectual property (IP) practice that has put its clients at the heart of the firm for 150 years. As a leading European practice it works with clients on all aspects of obtaining, enforcing and exploiting their intellectual assets.

The firm: From those early days in 1867 to the well-respected IP firm it is today, Mewburn Ellis is playing a leading role in the IP market and working at the forefront of innovation.

The firm has doubled in size in the last 20 years and now has over 50 qualified attorneys, most of whom are UK-chartered and European patent attorneys or UK-registered and European trade mark attorneys.

Mewburn Ellis has an international client base with a particular focus on Europe, the US and Japan, and works with clients from a wide range of industries and sectors. From the world’s leading IP owners including multinationals, universities and research institutions through to SMEs and high growth start-ups, the firm works with a diverse range of clients.

Clients initially choose to work with Mewburn Ellis because of the firm’s expertise, but they stay because of the relationships built with them and the firm’s commitment to understanding their businesses and objectives. Clients recognise the value this brings and this means relationships are very collaborative and typically long standing.

Types of work undertaken: Mewburn Ellis covers all aspects of the creation and management of IP portfolios. It files and prosecutes patent, trade mark and design applications in the UK and Europe and manages portfolios of applications around the world. It also handles contentious matters including oppositions and litigation. In addition to this the firm has extensive experience supporting the commercial activities of clients such as working with them to exploit assets, advising on transactions, licensing and collaborations, as well as data protection and privacy law, IT contracts and regulatory issues.

The team is a powerful mix of impressive academics, with extensive practical experience and commercial acumen. At Mewburn Ellis lawyers are renowned for their high quality and commercial advice and are respected for their technical excellence.

Mewburn Ellis is particularly well known for its biotechnology and pharmaceutical work, but it also offers a wealth of expertise in a variety of other technical fields including electronics, computing, telecommunications, mechanical engineering, chemistry and medical devices, as well as trade marks, designs and legal services.

So whatever the objectives of clients, be it growth, exit or successfully taking a product to market for the first time, Mewburn Ellis can help.

Breakdown of work    %Trade marks    20
Biotechnology     20
Pharmaceuticals    15
Chemistry     15
Electronics, computing, software    15
Mechanical engineering    10
Designs    5

Number of partners 41

Number of other fee-earners 41

Total staff 188

Above material supplied by Mewburn Ellis LLP.

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