Intellectual Property

Ideas are powerful. They help forge business empires, cure disease, inspire enduring creative work – and much more. Ideas generate IP. And because they’re at the root of innovation and growth, they deserve the very best protection.

Our expertise helps you to protect your IP portfolio and enforce your IP rights worldwide. You’ll put your IP in the safe hands of specialist lawyers who cut their teeth at the forefront of pioneering technology and in well-known, IP-rich companies. So you’ll always have access to a team rich in real world experience – and real industry insight.

Then it’s about going further. Mastering the detail. Simplifying and clarifying. Connecting with you to immerse ourselves in your IP challenges. And generating answers that can give you a competitive edge. 

At Bird & Bird we recognise the true value of your IP assets, your ideas and your future. Enabling you to focus on your business, your brand and the difference you make.

The Unitary Patent and the Unified Patent Court

The European Patent Office (EPO) and the participating countries are in the final stages of establishing the Unitary Patent and the Unified Patent Court (UPC).

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Trade Marks: When being first on the list matters

May 31 2023

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Defence and Security

Five years on: Implementation of the Trade Secrets Directive - Harmonisation of substantive concepts and definitions

May 30 2023

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Saudi Arabia invites comments on a new Intellectual Property law

May 26 2023

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'The people are the difference. With the team at Bird & Bird you have trust in their ability as well as honest and transparent communication.’

Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2022

Commended in the 'Best Law Firm for IP' category

The Times Best Law Firms 2022

Clients say: "Bird & Bird have a global reach, can navigate the issues and implications of a course of action in overseas jurisdictions, and help us drive towards strategic aims in complex areas."

Chambers 2022

Firm of the Year for 'Trade Mark Contentious UK' and 'Patent Contentious Italy' and a double win for 'Impact Case of the year'.

Managing Intellectual Property EMEA Awards, 2021

A client observes: "They work well with their international partners where there is parallel litigation. They are able to collaborate and achieve results in multiple jurisdictions"

Chambers Global 2022

According to a client: "As a global client, working across multiple jurisdictions, it is reassuring to know that the firm can easily introduce us to its practitioners in other countries to assist with local work, and as the firm specialises in IP legal work across the globe, I have the comfort that their advice is accurate and reliable”

Chambers Asia-Pacific 2021

The only firm to feature as Band 1 for Intellectual Property across the entirety of the regional Chambers & Partners Guides

Chambers & Partners Guides 2022



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Bird & Bird advises EFESO on joint venture with Tsetinis

May 11 2023

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Bird & Bird successfully represents Lidl in UK High Court trade mark case against Tesco

Apr 20 2023

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Bird & Bird successfully represents Montblanc before the German Federal Court of Justice

Apr 12 2023

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Bird & Bird expands its Tech & Comms group with the appointment of Ján Kuklinca and his team in Prague

Apr 04 2023

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Bird & Bird secures a win before the UK High Court for Gilead

Mar 22 2023

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Bird & Bird acts for Interdigital in UK High Court patent victory

Feb 10 2023

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