Green technologies

Environmentally friendly or ‘green’ technologies are being adopted in almost every industry. This includes increasing efficiencies and capacities in renewables; advances in manufacturing methods and waste disposal; more energy efficient buildings, vehicles and devices; and increasing the efficiency of agriculture. Great strides forward are being made in alternative energy efficiencies, with advances deriving from sources like improved resilience in wave and tidal energy systems, structural innovations in wind turbines and material developments in photovoltaics. Green technologies are also seeing growth in the retail sector, driven by consumer demand. Developments in this sector may be well-established technologies undergoing refinements, or something entirely new — but whatever the innovation, it’s crucial to protect your IP before entering the market in order to maximise your commercial advantage.

Client Testimonial
“We're always very pleased with UDL, having worked with Martin Neilson for many years. Martin has been very effective in helping us protect our biodegradable polymer blend worldwide. He's a trusted adviser and always responds punctually to any queries. A great service all-round and highly recommended.”

CEO and Technical Director, Floreon: Transforming Packaging Limited

How we can help

We’re experienced in protecting green technologies across a wide range of industries. We offer competitor patent activity monitoring and technology searching to help you navigate this fast-growing and evolving sector. Our attorneys will work closely alongside you to advise on the best IP strategy according to where you are in the development cycle or the stage of your business development.

We can also guide you through the UKIPO’s ‘Green Channel’ scheme, which enables UK patent applications for inventions with an environmental benefit to be fast-tracked.

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Case studies

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Beattie Passive

Valuable patent protection for revolutionary energy-efficient housing

We helped the first British Passivhaus-certified company to secure a global patent portfolio for an innovative, low-energy housing system.

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Colour Tone Masterbatch Ltd

A masterstroke in plastic recycling

We secured global patent protection for a new black colourant for plastics which will enable more to be recycled using infrared sorting technology.

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Floreon

A solution to the world’s packaging problem?

Plastic pollution is a major problem. Floreon might just have the solution. We secured European protection for its innovative degradable plastics.

Dr Alan Jones

Partner - Cardiff

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Partner - London

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Partner - Milton Keynes

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Partner - Cardiff

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Trade Mark Attorney - Cardiff

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Trade Mark Attorney - London

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Patent Attorney - Cardiff

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Patent Assistant - Leeds

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Patent Assistant - Milton Keynes

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