Patent & Trade Mark Attorneys
Complete Intellectual Property Services
Specialist Experienced Team
Knowledgeable, Professional Staff
IP Assets Aligned With Your Business Goals
Global Client base
IP Strategies & Advice – Worldwide
Providing a complete IP Service
NJ 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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