We advise and represent our clients on patent, trade mark and design oppositions and invalidity actions at all levels of the EPO and at the UK and EU Intellectual Property Offices. Our team of litigators also has experience representing clients before the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court (IPEC), the High Court, the Court of Appeal and the UK Supreme Court, as well as having experience before US and Canadian courts. Our combination of litigation lawyers and patent attorneys also mean we can represent you in the Unified Patent Court.

“The firm has outstanding capabilities on both the contentious and non-contentious sides: unusually, it instructs a mixture of in-house barristers as well as solicitors alongside its well-drilled team of attorneys”

IAM Patent 1000

We advise on how to deal with suspected infringing activities or products, or with threatening letters received from a competitor. In some circumstances, issues such as these can be resolved quickly by engaging proactively with the other party. However, where matters escalate, we are able to provide practical and strategic advice both before and during any court proceedings that may result.

Our team makes use of a range of experience including their past in-house expertise in order to deliver commercial solutions to our clients’ disputes, whether through formal proceedings or by alternative dispute resolution such as mediation or arbitration. Our team has experience of advocacy in several jurisdictions, and at all levels of courts, so we can guide you in oppositions, court based disputes and all forms of alternative dispute resolution.

If you have an intellectual property dispute, our combination of patent, trade mark and design attorneys alongside our solicitors and barristers ensure all aspects of the advice you need is available.

  • “Terrific team atmosphere” that makes Venner Shipley an ideal one-stop shop”

    IAM Patent 1000
  • “Venner Shipley’s practitioners are highly knowledgeable, commercially minded, responsive and provide a service that is great value for money”

    WTR 1000