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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Practitioners Guide to the UPC 1st Edition

Helping you navigate the practice and procedure of the Unified Patent Court and Unitary Patent.

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Riding the Wave - Peak Issues in Australian Law

May 13 2024

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Preliminary injunctions: what approach to liability is taken across the globe?

Apr 30 2024

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Our take on some recent decisions of note from the UPC Court of Appeal

Apr 29 2024

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Written judgment delivered in COPA v Wright trial

May 20 2024

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Bird & Bird advises EFESO on the acquisition of Aioneers GmbH

Apr 12 2024

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Bird & Bird Dominates European Managing IP Awards with Nine Victories

Apr 11 2024

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Bird & Bird advised Greenerwave, a pioneering French deep-tech on its €15 million Series A financing round

Feb 13 2024

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Bird & Bird advises Planet A Foods on $15.4M Series A Financing Round

Feb 09 2024

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Bird & Bird continues growth in intellectual property practice

Feb 05 2024

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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