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


AAT Insights – The importance of IP for small businesses

Hiplok talk to Geoff Hussey about the importance of IP In this video client Hiplok talk to partner Geoff Hussey about how they design their products, and the importance of IP for small businesses. Hiplok design innovative security locks for cyclists. They also happen to be the designers of the world’s first wearable bike lock…. Read more »


World Intellectual Property Day 2019- Innovation in Sports

AA Thornton celebrates World Intellectual Property Day 2019 Hiplok speak to AA Thornton about how they use innovation, creativity and IP to support the development of sport to mark World Intellectual Property Day The drive to test our abilities, the thrill of competition, and the awe we experience in watching ordinary people achieving extraordinary feats,… Read more »


Brexit update – 5 April 2019

Brexit update Friday 5 April 2019 After yet another rollercoaster week in British politics, further delay to the effective date of Brexit (the “withdrawal date”) is looking increasingly likely. Prime Minister May has written to the EU to request a delay until 30 June 2019, albeit with the proposal that the UK could still leave… Read more »


Latest Publications


IC what you did there…

Louise Foster casts an eye over an important clarification in the Virginie LLC vs Virgin Enterprises Limited ‘VIRGINIC’ case. Virginie LLC (the Respondent) applied to register the mark VIRGINIC as a UK trade mark in respect of goods in class 3 on 17th January 2018. Using the fast-track opposition procedure, Virgin Enterprises Limited (the Appellant)… Read more »


World Intellectual Property Day 2019 – Innovation in Sports

AA Thornton celebrates World Intellectual Property Day 2019 The 26th April is World Intellectual Property Day and this year’s campaign celebrates the role IP rights play in the development of sport for enjoyment worldwide. To mark the occasion, we took a look at a few interesting inventions which are pushing the frontiers of technology to… Read more »


AAT Insights – Electric car innovation in patents

David Blair gives us a brief insight into the history of electric car innovation in relation to patents. The automotive industry is currently in the midst of great strides in innovation and development in the fields of electric vehicles, connected cars and autonomous driving. It is not surprising that technological advancements in the fields of… Read more »