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Patent & Trade Mark Attorneys


Complete Intellectual Property Services


Specialist Experienced Team


Knowledgeable, Professional Staff


Strategic Approach


IP Assets Aligned With Your Business Goals


Global Client base


IP Strategies & Advice – Worldwide


Providing a complete IP Service

N.J. Akers & Co is a firm of specialist patent and trade mark attorneys based in the UK and acting for clients throughout Europe and the rest of the world. We provide a complete intellectual property ( ‘IP”) service, including all aspects of patents, trade marks, designs and copyright.

Taking a strategic approach

We collaborate with clients to understand their business and develop IP strategies that align with their business strategies. It enables our clients to extract maximum value from their IP portfolio. Our work includes IP protection and portfolio management, IP freedom to operate and clearance searching, IP due diligence and post grant enforcement and IP licensing support.

Offering an experienced team

Our attorneys have a wide range of IP expertise and experience gained in both private practice and in-house environments which is backed up by a well-organised administrative support team. We take a friendly but business-like approach to client service and we are able to work very effectively as a team with both our clients and their other professional advisors such IP lawyers and barristers.

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We have extensive experience of assisting clients with all matters relating to patent protection and enforcement across a range of industries. Experience: includes software and telecoms, engineering, medical technology, cleantech, chemistry, and food technology.

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Trade Marks

We are experts in obtaining registration of marks and in challenging the marks of others as well as conducting pre-filing searches and the management of International brand portfolios.

Experience: includes a range of consumer and industrial sectors, such as fashion, retail, food and drink, chemicals and engineering.

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Global & local client experience

We are tailor our approach to the needs of clients, whether operating locally or globally, and at different stages of their development. All professional staff have worked in multinational corporate IP departments giving them valuable experience of managing IP in a commercial environment including insights into the pressures and demands that business people face in executing IP strategies.

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Copyright & Design

We advise clients on the protection of both 2D and 3D designs and regularly file applications in order to obtain United Kingdom Registered Designs. We are also widely experienced in the field of copyright protection, enforcement and infringement.

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A complete IP Service

We have strong links with other local and international IP specialists to complement and to support the service we provide to our clients. The UK this includes IP lawyers, barristers and licensing specialists while further afield it includes an extensive network of other IP attorneys with expertise in other countries to support our client portfolios.

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Latest Briefings

IP Considerations For Exporters

IP Considerations For Exporters

There are two main IP considerations for exporters: (1) avoiding potential infringement of existing third party rights; and (2) protecting their own rights in the new market of interest. It is recommended that companies start considering IP at an early stage and plan...

G1/19 Computer Simulations

G1/19 Computer Simulations

Computer Simulations are Patentable in Europe In one of the most important computer and software related decisions in recent years, the EPO Enlarged Board of Appeal (EBA) in case G1/19 has confirmed that: Computer simulations may be patentable as part of a system or...

UK Patents: From January 2021

UK Patents: From January 2021

By Guy Cooper The UKIPO’s rules on address for service have changed. As of 1 January, 2021, you will need to provide an address in the UK, Gibraltar or the Channel Islands for all new actions before the UKIPO. This includes: filing a new UK patent application or SPC...

N.J. Akers & Co has a wide range of International and UK clients. These clients include both corporations and law firms. We also have a strong track record of working with new ventures and start-up companies.