Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Standing together

A Message from our Managing Partner

What challenging times we are all facing, but how heartening it is to see people working together and supporting each other and the amazing shared innovation that is taking place across the world.

Even though we consider ourselves to be the forward-looking IP firm, we of course could never have imagined something like this would happen. We have always had robust business continuity plans in place and have been advanced in the way we use technology. We introduced an electronic file system over 10 years ago. Our strategy during this time has been to try and stay one step ahead and we were able to get our people safe and working from home very quickly.  As a business we are fully operational with full access to all our systems and supporting our clients as usual. The majority of our people are working from home in line with Government advice. Our offices are open and 'COVID Secure' and some of our people, those that need to be in the office to do thier jobs, are working there. We expect to operate this combined approach for some time.

Speaking to our clients we know you are all handling this situation in different ways. Some are changing their business models and reinventing themselves and some are simply having to wait out this horrible situation. Many are also innovating, sharing ideas and working with people they would have previously been in competition, suspending this for the greater good. This spotlight page brings you the latest commentary from our attorneys about Coronavirus (COVID-19) and how it affects IP, as well as any legal updates you need to know. We are also showcasing some of the inspirational work our clients are doing. We will add to this over the coming weeks, so do check back to see new stories.  You can also sign up for instant alerts to see new content as soon as it's posted.

In the meantime we hope that you and yours are well. We're here to help if you need us. If you need IP advice or simply want to chat do pick up the phone we would love to hear from you.

Best wishes


Richard Clegg

Read our Coronavirus (COVID-19) blogs

Read our Coronavirus blog series
People silhouettes on sunset meadow having fun-1


Complete our survey

Please complete our short survey and tell us how the coronavirus pandemic is affecting your business. This will allow us to tailor our support to best meet your needs both now and in the future.

We look forward to hearing from you!


If you need advice on how Coronavirus could affect your approach to IP - talk to our Coronavirus (COVID-19) experts

Simon Kiddle

Partner, Patent Attorney
Life Sciences

Sarah Kostiuk-Smith

Partner, Patent Attorney 

Stephen Gill

Partner, Patent Attorney
Engineering & ICT

Kate ORourke

Partner, Chartered Trade Mark Attorney, Solicitor
Trade Marks

Sean Jauss New

Partner, Solicitor, Litigator
Legal Services


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.