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Our work for IP attorneys and law firms forms a core part of our business

Every year, hundreds of overseas IP attorneys rely on us to obtain IP protection for their clients in the UK and across Europe. We file and prosecute patent, trade mark and design applications as well as handling all contentious and transactional IP matters. Our work for IP attorneys and law firms is important to us and we pride ourselves on having excellent, long-standing relationships with many attorneys from all over the world.

We understand the necessity of taking into account an applicant’s cost and outcome expectations. Whilst we prefer to be highly proactive and provide a full analysis of cases, we are also happy simply to act on your instructions with minimal input. Our approach is always flexible and we adapt to meet your requirements on a case by case basis.

We know that our clients can choose their European attorneys from many countries across Europe, so our fees are structured accordingly to ensure that we are competitive and transparent. We are always happy to discuss our charges openly with clients or potential clients.

All of our attorneys are committed to staying fully up-to-date with the latest IP developments and issues worldwide. Many have been seconded to firms in the US, Canada, Japan, South Korea or China for a period of three months or more, in order to gain a better understanding of intellectual property law and practice in those countries and we continue to send new attorneys each year. We regularly attend IP conferences including: BIO, AIPPI, AIPLA, INTA and APAA. International travel is not restricted to attending conferences and we appreciate the benefits of meeting face-to-face, visiting our clients whenever required. We also have sophisticated video conferencing capabilities so are always on hand when you need us.

Client testimonials

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Attorney Client

"They strike me as a firm that has a personal touch, and that wants to grow and invest in people. I think their programme of sending people somewhere for a summer is fantastic. I see the long-term positive effect of it and it’s a small investment compared to the return."

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In-House Legal Counsel

" … we are all very pleased with the work that Mewburn does for us. Mewburn always keeps us well informed of files they are managing for us, has fresh and nuanced insights into various issues surrounding trade mark law, and advises us on cost-savings measures."

We work at every stage of the IP lifecycle


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


Pre-action Advice
Oppositions & Appeals
Alternative Dispute Resolution


Strategic Advice
Commercial Issues
Corporate Support

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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.