The forward-looking IP firm

The forward-looking IP firm
Bold Commentators, Trusted Advisors, Trained For Excellence

Every aspect of your Intellectual Property covered



Unrivaled patent expertise in all technologies to ensure R&D can be translated into real business benefits

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Strategic trade mark advice covering all aspects of IP for your brands across all jurisdictions

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When contentious matters escalate and issues of IP infringement arise our team can step in and help

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Clear, straightforward, commercial IP advice that will help achieve your business objectives

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A proven track record in successfully handling offensive and defensive patent and trade mark oppositions and appeals

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Ecovadis Award

Mewburn Ellis is the first IP firm with a presence in the UK to be awarded a silver medal by EcoVadis

We have been awarded a silver medal by EcoVadis, the universal sustainability ratings provider. We are the first IP firm with a presence in the UK to be awarded a silver medal, placing us at the forefront of sustainability in the global IP sector. The firm was in the top 25% of all rated companies worldwide and top 19% of the legal and accountancy profession worldwide.
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Mewburn Ellis celebrates International Women's Day 2023

In celebration of International Women's Day 2023, our Women of Mewburn Ellis Network (woMEn) hosted a coffee morning, including a short quiz to encourage everyone to think about some of our hidden differences and how we can better embrace equity.

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Mewburn Ellis launch Validation Costs Estimator Tool

We are pleased to launch our new Validation Costs Estimator Tool. We know that it can be challenging to understand whether using the Unitary Patent is the right approach for your business, so we created a Validation Cost Estimator Tool to help you calculate costs for each route. 

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Eleanor Appointment

Mewburn Ellis create new Sustainability Champion role

We're pleased to announce the appointment of Partner Eleanor Maciver as our new Sustainability Champion. One of her first tasks will be to form a sustainability collaboration group and start to gather ideas and input from across the firm. She will also look at how we raise awareness around sustainability issues and build on the feedback from EcoVadis with a view to achieving a gold rating in 2023.

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Careers at Mewburn Ellis

We have been on quite a journey over the last few years, growing rapidly, creating new roles and transforming the firm into a forward-looking business full of exciting opportunities...

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Green IP Report

Our report examines the role of patents in making innovative ‘green’ technologies into a reality as well as how the patent landscape can be used to identify opportunities for partnering, collaboration and investment.

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We work at every stage of the IP lifecycle


Drafting, Filing & Prosecution
Portfolio Management
Searching & Watching
Renewals & EP Validations

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Pre-action Advice
Oppositions & Appeals
Alternative Dispute Resolution

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Strategic Advice
Commercial Issues
Corporate Support

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Experts in IP law and practice

At the very forefront of technological development with continental reach, gold-plated technical ability and searingly honest advice.


Legal Directory

Responsive service, high quality drafting and good working relationships with inventors.


Legal Directory

An excellent firm for handling complex life sciences patent portfolios’, Mewburn Ellis LLP’s ‘highly knowledgeable team is singled out for its ‘competent and detailed support and understanding of clients’ commercial needs.


Legal Directory
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Mewburn Ellis


Mewburn Ellis Forward is a biannual publication that celebrates the best of innovation and exploration. Through its pages we hope to inform and entertain, but also to encourage discussion about the most compelling developments taking place in the scientific and entrepreneurial world. Along the way, we’ll engage with the IP challenges that international organisations face every day.