Our firm

We are a leading intellectual property firm, specialising in British, European and international patent, trade mark, design and copyright law, from strategy and protection through to litigation and dispute resolution. We work with the organisations and technologies that shape the way we live and work today. Our team advises clients ranging from individuals setting up a new business through to multinational corporations, universities and research bodies. We help businesses by maximising the potential of their IP, protecting creativity and innovation. Our firm was established over 140 years ago and we have offices across the UK. We are regulated by IPREG and we are members and fellows of CIPA and CITMA. We are ranked as a top-tier UK firm in The Legal 500 for 2020 and as leaders in the IAM Patent 1000.

Client testimonial
“I have instructed Martin Vinsome and his team at UDL’s Newcastle office for patent drafting and European prosecution work for many years and I have always been delighted with the quality of his work. I feel confident to leave Martin and his UDL team to get on with the job and trust him only to seek instructions when necessary. UDL’s charges have always been good value compared to other large firms. I choose to instruct UDL whenever I can.”

European Patents Manager, Black & Decker

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