It’s our people that make the difference

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 automotive and aerospace and electronics and electrical engineering to cosmetics and pharmaceuticals.

Services

At AA Thornton, we provide a comprehensive service offering to help you protect your Intellectual Property and maximise your assets. By combining the expertise of patent and trade mark attorneys, as well as solicitors within a single firm, we can offer you a customised comprehensive service.

International

Our clients range from multinational corporations, to SMEs, to individual inventors, across a broad spectrum of industries. Our client base is centred in the UK but covers many other parts of the globe, notably Europe, North America, India and the Far East. We also work for overseas attorneys and professional advisers, representing their clients’ Intellectual Property interests in the UK, Germany and Europe.

Latest News


AA Thornton Partners pledge to support diversity and inclusion with IP Inclusive

AA Thornton Partners’ personal diversity pledges At AA Thornton we strive to be an inclusive organisation in which every employee can bring their whole self to work. To meet this goal we have an active Diversity and Inclusion Committee who work on ways to break down the barriers that may prevent talented individuals from seeking… Read more »


The Financial Times – ‘Europe’s Leading Patent Law Firms’ – 2021

AA Thornton recommended in The Financial Times – ‘Europe’s Leading Patent Law Firms’ – 2021 We are delighted to share our team of patent experts have again been recognised as one of ‘Europe’s Leading Patent Law Firms’ by The Financial Times! Thank you to our clients and contacts for taking part in the research, carried out… Read more »


Lexology – Getting the deal through (GTDT) – Patent Chapter

We have provided the UK patent chapter of Lexology Getting The Deal Through (GTDT), an online tool that allows you to directly compare law and regulation between jurisdictions. Partners Geoff Hussey, Dan Byrne, Craig Turner and Mike Jennings have provided clear answers to a range of questions posed by Lexology under headings that include Patent… Read more »


Latest Insights


The Nagoya Protocol and the UK – are you compliant?

The Nagoya Protocol and the UK – are you compliant? The Nagoya Protocol has been in force in the UK since October 2015 and obliges users of genetic resources and traditional knowledge associated with genetic resources to comply with due diligence requirements before its ‘utilisation’. There is also an obligation to make a due diligence… Read more »


UK government faces challenges over future exhaustion of IP rights regime

UK government faces challenges over future exhaustion of IP rights regime Brexit created ‘one way door’ policy for parallel imports, say AA Thornton partners Ian Gill and Dan Byrne This article was first posted by The Global Legal Post  as event coverage for Ian and Dan’s presentation ‘Exhaustion of rights’ for the Anti-counterfeiting World Summit…. Read more »


Using IP to effectively combat online celebrity endorsement scams

Using IP to effectively combat online celebrity endorsement scams As reported in the BBC recently, the National Cyber Security Centre (“NCSC”) has released its Active Cyber Defence Report for 2020. In that report it has stated that ‘celebrity endorsement scams’ are a relatively new type of scam in relation to which it has started performing takedowns…. Read more »