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Our partners and attorneys are highly qualified and highly experienced to advise you in all areas of Intellectual Property law. We advise start-ups, SMEs, and multinational corporations and ensure that your inventions, brands and designs are expertly protected.

Our specialist teams cover a huge range of industries and technical fields, from chemistry, biotechnology and pharmaceuticals, to electronics, engineering and physics, to fashion, food and retail.

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Latest publications


English courts permit the grant of ‘Arrow’ declarations in the interest of providing commercial certainty

For the first time, English Courts have granted relief in the form of a negative declaration known as an “Arrow” declaration….

Trade Mark Licences in Saudi Arabia – You need to record them!

Did you know that in Saudi Arabia it is compulsory to record a trade mark licence at… July 2017

 For those about to rock at Glastonbury Festival…
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Standard Chartered Great City Race 2017

On Monday 24 July, A. A. Thornton & Co. took part in the Standard Chartered Great City Race…

Discussing Europe-wide preparation for the Unitary Patent (UP) and Unified Patent Court (UPC)

Litigation partner Geoff Hussey and Electrical Patents partner Mike Jennings, members of A.A. Thornton’s UP/UPC working group….

BREAKING NEWS- Actavis v Eli Lilly: UK Supreme Court reformulates patent infringement test

 In a Judgment handed down today, the Supreme Court has reformulated the test for patent infringement in the UK…

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