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.

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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

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