Automotive, engineering and industry

Innovation sets apart successful companies in the automotive, aeronautic, chemical and marine engineering, mechanical engineering and electrical engineering sectors, with the development of new products and systems helping to secure and maintain strong market positions. Forward-thinking businesses recognise the importance of R&D but, in order to see a return on this investment, you need to be able to prevent competitors from exploiting your inventions. Our team works with innovators in both commercial and academic institutions including multinationals, SMEs, start-ups, universities and spin-offs to protect their intellectual property. As qualified engineers and scientists ourselves, we’re perfectly suited to understand and discuss your technologies, and work closely alongside you to develop a strategy that best suits your goals and needs.

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Case Studies

Case Study

Shanghai Balance Automotive Equipment Co Ltd

Trade mark disputes — keep the faith (and your email records)

When a client’s distributor acted in bad faith, we successfully cancelled its trade marks by working closely with our client and its Chinese counsel.

Case Study


Safer, more efficient external cladding

Our technical knowledge of the science behind the invention helped us to secure patent protection for SIG’s cladding.

Case Study


Putting the brakes on a trade mark opposition

Find out what happened when we defended Geely Holding Group Co Ltd against a trade mark opposition from Ford Motor Company.

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Meet our team

Alan Fiddes

Managing Partner - Leeds

Dr Alan Jones

Partner - Cardiff

Gareth Price

Partner - Leeds

Ian Byworth

Partner - Newcastle

Dr Jenny Smith

Patent Assistant - Leeds

Dr Jonathan Morris

Senior Patent Attorney - Milton Keynes

Mark Davies

Partner - Cardiff

Dr Martin Neilson

Partner - Leeds

Martin Vinsome

Partner - Newcastle

Dr Nick Burton

Partner - Leeds

Nicole Cordy

Patent Attorney - Cardiff

Dr Paul Dakers

Patent Assistant - Leeds

Simon Raynor

Partner - Milton Keynes

Dr Terence Broderick

Patent Attorney - Cardiff

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