Protecting your world. Without borders.

Barker Brettell has a specialist team of attorneys, offering a wealth of experience of protecting ideas, innovation and brands. Advice is tailored to provide optimum protection of your designs, patents and trade marks in the UK, Europe and worldwide; aligning IP strategy with your business needs and objectives.

Launched in 2019, we work with a diverse range of businesses; with a focus on innovation and supporting the vibrant startup market, through to leading universities and multi-national corporations with global portfolios.

What can we do for you?

Trade marks

  • UK and EU Identical, top level and full trade mark register clearance searches
  • UK common law searches
  • Pre filing advice, including advice on inherent registrability
  • UK and EU trade mark registrations
  • Preparing and filing responses to UK and EU examination reports
  • Preparing and filing responses to provisional refusals issued in relation to UK and EU designations of Madrid Protocol applications
  • Oppositions and appeals, invalidation, and cancellation actions at the UKIPO and EUIPO
  • Trade mark infringement and passing off
  • UK and EU Customs applications
  • Trade mark, domain and company name watching services
  • Licensing and assignment of trade marks, and related rights
  • Due diligence and portfolio reviews
  • IP audits
  • Cost projections


  • UK and European filing and filing strategies
  • UK and European patent prosecution
  • Pre-filing advice, including patentability searches
  • Landscape searching
  • Oppositions and appeals at the EPO and in English courts
  • Freedom to operate opinions
  • Assignment of patents, and related rights
  • Due diligence and portfolio reviews
  • IP audits
  • Cost projections

Get in touch with one of our team today to explore how we can help you protect your innovation, your ideas, your business and your world in the UK and the Europe.