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.
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.
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.
Brexit burn-out for the EUIPO Torpedo An often important element of the strategic considerations relating to claims in the UK for infringement of a registered EU right is due to be removed on 1 January 2021. The Torpedo Article 132 of the EUTMR states that EU trade mark courts shall stay an action for… Read more »
AA Thornton’s Mike Jennings joins the EPO, UKIPO and USPTO in inviting industry comments on the recent IP office consultations The era of public consultations In the last 3 years, several intellectual property offices have invited the global IP community to express our views on what we need from them and from legislators. The… Read more »
AA Thornton joins Senior leaders’ diversity think tank This public statement was first published on IP Inclusive. We are proud to share the below statement from IP inclusive on the ‘diversity and inclusion think tank’ initiative. We support this initiative as part of our ongoing commitment to diversity and inclusion at AA Thornton, and strive… Read more »
UK Intellectual Property Office – new rules soon on address for service Following a consultation in the UK with intellectual property professionals, the UK Government has announced that the existing reference to the European Economic Area (EEA) will be removed from the current address for service rules for UK trade marks, designs and patents: Government’s… Read more »
It’s the Most Wonderful Mark of the Year: legal protection and use of seasonal slogan marks Every year we wait with anticipation for the new John Lewis advert and the famous Coca Cola trucks to finally deliver the message that the holidays are coming! To the consumer seasonal adverts mean that businesses will be soon… Read more »
Appeals to the Appointed Person in the UK – the unappealing truth (part 2) This article was first published in The IPKat, and is a follow-up post from Ian Gill, who once again has been scouring decisions from the Appointed Person on trade mark appeals in the UK Intellectual Property Office. Nearly five months… Read more »