A Message from our Managing Partner

It seems we now move into a new stage of the pandemic, where we must all learn to live with the situation and resume our normal lives where possible. At Mewburn Ellis our offices are now open and our people are returning on a phased basis with the aim of everyone being back in at least some of the time from the end of September. To keep our people as safe as possible, we have taken the decision to maintain our offices as COVID-19 secure and the screens, one way systems, mask use and social distancing remain in place. We believe this is a sensible approach for now to maintain the health and wellbeing of our staff.

We’ve taken the last few months to think about what we want our firm to look like in light of everything we’ve all experienced during the pandemic and we’ve also consulted with our people so everyone’s voice has been heard. We’ve seen the benefits of home working for our business and our people, but we also recognise some of the challenges it brings too and what we lose by not being physically together. In light of this we have decided to create a ‘blended working’ approach where we expect everyone to be in the office 50% of the time and we have introduced more flexibility around start and finish times so our teams are able to travel during quieter times of the day and manage their professional and personal commitments in a balanced and effective way.

We know that innovation goes into overdrive in challenging times and these last 18 months have been no exception. It’s been wonderful to work with our clients on so many new and exciting projects during this time as science continues to improve our lives through the amazing shared innovation that is taking place across the world. Speaking to our clients we know you have all handled the last 18 months in different ways. Some have changed their business models and reinvented themselves and some have simply had to wait out this horrible situation but are now moving into a more positive phase. Many have also been 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 continue to add to this, so do check back to see new stories.  

In the meantime we hope that you and yours remain 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

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Richard Clegg

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Our offices are now open and our people are returning on a phased basis with the aim of everyone being back in at least some of the time from the end of September. To keep our people as safe as possible, we have taken the decision to maintain our offices as COVID-19 secure and the screens, one way systems, mask use and social distancing remain in place. We believe this is a sensible approach for now to maintain the health and wellbeing of our staff.

COVID CERTIFICATE

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

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Partner, Patent Attorney
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Partner, Patent Attorney 
Chemistry

Stephen Gill

Partner, Patent Attorney
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Kate ORourke

Partner, Chartered Trade Mark Attorney, Solicitor
Trade Marks

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Partner, Solicitor, Litigator
Legal Services

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