Our firm

For over 140 years, we’ve been trusted by businesses around the world to maximise the potential of their intellectual property. Today, we’re one of the UK’s top IP law firms. Our people have wide-ranging scientific and technical backgrounds and so truly speak the language of inventors and brand owners. Our team has industry-leading expertise in physics, engineering, chemistry and materials, life sciences, mathematics and software, working on leading-edge innovations such as electric vehicles, biotechnology and blockchain.

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


Provide quality and value

We always provide cost-transparent, commercially-driven advice that addresses your IP challenges through tailored and proven strategies.

Working with us gives you a high-end service, delivered by highly skilled and experienced attorneys, at a reasonable cost. We retain our clients because of the excellent quality and value for money we provide.

Build relationships

Our business is all about people. We build strong relationships and long-term trust through our dedicated and stable client teams that live and breathe our commitment to quality and service.

We’ve worked with many of our clients throughout their business journey, from their very inception to becoming global brands, guiding them at every step and hurdle along the way.

Understand you

Our people are engaging specialists who take time to understand your business and know your market inside out. We always aim to make your life easier. We speak your language, with no jargon.

Drop us a line today at hello@udl.co.uk to see for yourself.

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