We work with clients globally across a range of IP issues, wherever they seek to do business. Clyde & Co has leading IP teams in the Middle East and the UK. We regularly coordinate with leading external firms in other jurisdictions as and when clients' international IP strategies require.

  • Trade Marks & Brands

  • Commercial IP

  • Copyright & Design Rights

  • Patents & Trade Secrets

    Patents & Trade Secrets

    Clyde & Co can do it all: the firm has a unique model. The combination of local and international elements puts it head and shoulders above the rest
    Chambers Global, 2012

    Our team combines technical and legal expertise to ensure the enforcement and exploitation of clients' technology, and to ensure clients' freedom to conduct their own businesses while navigating the rights of third parties.

    Our lawyers have handled patent and trade secrets disputes involving technologies including numerous chemical pharmaceutical products, biological and biosimilar medicines, riflescopes, diagnostic kits, digital compression standards and optical discs, automatic speech recognition systems, marine paints and protective coatings, porridge containers and nappies.

    We have also handled patent and know-how licences for companies in the pharmaceutical, medical devices, oil and gas and fintech sectors.

    We work with clients across all of our core sectors to advise on filing options and protection strategies for patentable and unpatentable technologies

    Many countries operate their own patent offices which include a substantive examination procedure (although the examination is commonly outsourced to other patent offices in Europe and Asia).

    In dealing with patent applications it is essential to combine a strong understanding of both the local practices and procedures  together with the international requirements of the overseas office that is examining the application. It is also essential to be able to deal with the application at a technical level in the local language, for example our Middle Eastern practice offers this service in Arabic (in which the application is generally filed and granted) and in English (in which it is generally examined).


Examples of our work:

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  • ....renowned for guiding clients through the lifecycle of a mark, handling top-end prosecution mandates side by side with litigation
    WTR 1000, 2014
  • ...our first point of call for IP
    Chambers Global, 2014
  • ...a full-service offering that is unmatched in the region
    Chambers Global, 2012

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