Green Guide Profile: Mewburn Ellis LLP

European IP firm Mewburn Ellis LLP’s strong green client base includes innovative businesses whose green technologies play an important role in the energy transition and fight against climate change. Recent work covered by its UK offices has included mandates from clients working in renewable energy, future foods, EVs, sustainable packaging, green polymers and plastic recycling/ degradation. 

The Bristol-based engineering team manages REC Solar PTE Ltd’s international portfolio of registered designs relating to solar cell technologies, including the lead-free and RoHS compliance REC Alpha Pure Series. A group of Manchester and Bristol-based chemistry partners is representing Toray, global leaders in the production of lightweight composite materials for green power generation. Work includes advice on prosecution of the patent portfolio and inter parties’ representation before the EPO’s Opposition Divisions and Boards of Appeal. Toray’s comprehensive portfolio also includes high performance materials for hydrogen fuel cells and innovative battery materials. Other key clients include Green Energy, Nyobolt and Ecovative.  

The firm holds carbon neutral status having offset its carbon use for 2022, and holds a silver EcoVadis rating, the only European IP firm with a UK presence to have achieved this. It has also committed to reducing its carbon footprint by 42% by 2030. For every new mandate the firm plants a new tree, which has accumulated to over 30,000 trees. Furthermore, at the end of 2022, the firm published its first Sustainable Communities Special Report outlining its commitments and disclosing its carbon footprint.

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