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  • Number of Employees: 196
  • Number of Partners: 32
  • Number of Qualified Patent Attorneys: 21
  • Number of Trainee Patent Attorneys: 12
  • Number Of Qualified Trade Mark Attorneys: 10
  • Number Of Trainee Trade Mark Attorneys: 7
  • Location: Cambridge, London, Oxford and Reading
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Boult Wade Tennant is internationally recognised as a leading UK firm of Chartered and European patent and trade mark attorneys. The firm’s core business is patents, trade marks, designs and related areas. The practice is divided into five technology-specific groups:

  • High Tech and Electrical
  • Engineering and Designs
  • Biotechnology and Life Sciences
  • Chemical and Materials
  • Trade Mark and Domain Names.

Work

Our patent and design groups are highly experienced, working with a range of clients from large corporates, to smaller and medium sized business, government bodies, academic institutions, research laboratories and individual inventors. Our attorneys also handle work from a global list of foreign attorneys.

The Trade Mark and Domain Names group is one of the largest in the UK and highly regarded. The team assists in the selection, protection, management and enforcement of trade marks and advises on domain name disputes, copyright and other IP issues.

Our experts are proactive, communicative and responsive in dealing with client matters and are not only skilled in their specific technology, they also understand the law relating to the drafting of patent specifications, filing and prosecuting patents, design and trade mark applications and conducting oppositions, appeals and revocation actions. They also carry out IP audits, provide strategic advice and portfolio management, and advise on licensing, infringement and enforcement matters.

Training

Graduates are mentored by a partner and work alongside senior attorneys on client matters. All patent and trade mark trainees attend qualification courses and as well as internal and external seminars and tutorials, to support them through the series of exams. The qualifying process for becoming a European and Chartered Patent Attorney typically takes at least four years, and for becoming a Chartered Trade Mark Attorney, it is usually two to four years.

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