Intellectual Property


Over the last century we've been lucky enough to have played a part in protecting some of the world's most ground-breaking inventions and forward thinking brands.

Hailed as ‘IP Law Firm of the Decade’ by Managing IP in 2015, named the leading law firm in the world for IP by Who's Who Legal in 2016 and winner of 17 IP specific awards in 2017, Bird & Bird consistently remains at the forefront of intellectual property, particularly commended for their strength in IP strategy and litigation. It's this first class reputation that allows us to attract world leading IP advisors and litigators and by working with us you will be able to draw upon their formidable experience in this field.

We not only have the range and depth of expertise, but with more than 300 specialist IP lawyers internationally, we have numbers in force. We offer unmatched contentious and non-contentious capabilities and experience in relation to all IP rights, taking a cutting edge approach to provide tailor-made IP strategies that drive competitive advantage. It’s this reputation that has seen us involved in a number of ground-breaking decisions for our clients, across the full spectrum of our IP offering

While our clients include some of the world’s leading brand names, we are also committed to helping small and medium businesses protect their valuable intellectual property.

Our key areas of expertise include:

Heads of Group: Christian Harmsen in Düsseldorf and Morag Macdonald in London.

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