Intellectual property – why you should choose the UK





Intellectual Property: why you should choose the UK

We live in a global business world. Your business could be sourcing research and development in one part of the world, manufacturing in another, and making sales in a third.

Intellectual property rights help businesses to compete on this global stage. To protect your hard work and investment, you need advice from IP professionals who have an international perspective and specialist skills and knowledge.

UK IP professionals are respected throughout the world for their ability to deal with complex and challenging matters.

Not only can you expect them to have strong technical training and high professional standards – what sets them apart is their focus on client service, working as part of your team to help you achieve your commercial objectives.

And the UK’s international leadership in areas such as finance, business, science and creativity has made extensive use of IP services. As a result, UK IP professionals have high levels of international experience.

The UK IP profession has the skills and resources to handle worldwide IP portfolios, co-ordinate global dispute resolution, and advise on transactions and exploitation strategies with an international reach.

Made up of solicitors, barristers, patent attorneys and trade mark attorneys, the UK IP profession provides a comprehensive service for all types of IP rights.

The UK’s IP system is consistently ranked by independent research as one of the best in the world.

Specialist courts and judges – renowned for their impartiality, experience and skill – as well as experienced arbitrators and mediators, provide a well-developed system for resolving IP disputes.

The speed of litigation – a decision can usually be expected within 12 months – and rigorous testing of evidence are among the features which set the UK apart from other countries.

And finally, the use of English as the international language of business and science, and the UK profession’s experience of working in both civil- and common-law legal systems, confirm the UK as an international hub for IP work.