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 welcomes its first Non-Executive Director

AA Thornton welcomes its first Non-Executive Director We are delighted to announce that, as part of the firm’s commitment to a significant growth strategy, the partners of AA Thornton are welcoming Jeremy Horner as the firm’s first Non-Executive Director. Jeremy is a Chartered Accountant and experienced Non-Executive Director as well as a member of the… Read more »


The Earthshot Prize – AA Thornton proud to be involved

The Earthshot Prize – AA Thornton proud to be involved   The Earthshot Prize is “the most ambitious and prestigious” environment award in history and “designed to incentivise change and help to repair our planet over the next ten years.”   Headed up by Prince William, the Prize is centred around five simple but ambitious… Read more »


AA Thornton share delight with Legal 500 2022 rankings

AA Thornton share delight with Legal 500 2022 rankings The Legal 500 2022 edition has now been published and we are thrilled that our practice areas have been recognised for their ‘excellent’ service.  Recommended as a top-tier firm in the Patents practice areas, the team have been described by our clients as ‘attentive‘, ‘dedicated‘ and… Read more »


Latest Insights


Trademarking in the Metaverse and Non-Fungible Tokens – virtually pointless?

Trademarking in the Metaverse and Non-Fungible Tokens – virtually pointless? Should you be extending your trade mark protection to the Metaverse?  What role do Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) play within the Metaverse and your trade mark protection strategy?   What is the Metaverse? It is probably easiest to understand as a massively scaled up version of… Read more »


Recent progress towards Unitary Patent and Unified Patent Court

Recent progress towards Unitary Patent and Unified Patent Court Europe’s long-awaited Unified Patent Court and the European Union’s Unitary Patent could (and even should) both be available before the end of 2022. Even if there is a short delay, the UPC is almost certain to be open for business in late 2022 or early 2023…. Read more »


IPO’s consultation on Standard Essential Patents (SEPs) and Innovation

IPO’s consultation on Standard Essential Patents (SEPs) and Innovation The UK government is seeking views from industry and others both domestically and globally as to whether the ecosystem surrounding Standard Essential Patents (SEPs) is functioning efficiently and effectively and striking the right balance for all entities involved. The purpose of the consultation is to help… Read more »