About Us

AA Thornton is a leading firm of Intellectual Property professionals, including UK Chartered and European Patent Attorneys, Registered and European Trade Mark Attorneys and IP Solicitors based in London and Munich. Our heritage dates back over 100 years, making us one of the UK’s longest-established and leading specialists in the field.

We provide a comprehensive range of IP services. These cover all areas of patent, trade mark and design law and are structured to ensure full national and international protection. We also provide a full domain name service, covering both use and registration, as well as having our own in-house litigation team.

Our clients range from multinational corporations, to SMEs, to individual inventors, across a broad spectrum of industries. Our client base covers the UK and many other parts of the globe, notably Europe, North America, India and the Far East.

We are delighted to be involved with IP Inclusive, which is an organisation that promotes diversity and inclusion within the various IP professions. AA Thornton were among the first signatories to the IP Inclusive charter, which is part of our ongoing commitment to improving diversity and inclusion. We take an active lead in IP Inclusive, such as the project to promote careers in IP to schools and universities through the “Careers in Ideas” initiative.


We pride ourselves on our client service and are delighted to have received recognition for this through industry awards: