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
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. We provide a complete intellectual property service, including all aspects of patents, trade marks, designs & copyright. After Brexit, we will be able to continue to fully represent our clients before the European Patent Office (EPO).
We collaborate with clients to understand their business. This enables us to develop IP strategies that align with our clients’ business strategies. It also enables our clients to extract maximum value from their IP portfolio.
All professional staff have worked in multinational corporate IP departments giving them valuable insights into the pressures and demands that corporate IP counsel face and experience of corporate IP strategies.
NJ Akers & Co is a firm of Chartered & European Patent Attorneys with extensive experience assisting clients with all matters relating to patent protection and enforcement. We actively represent clients before the United Kingdom and European patent offices obtaining granted patents, defending patents from opposition and challenging the patent rights of others.
As a firm of Trade Mark Attorneys we represent clients before the UK Trade Mark Registry, obtaining registration of marks and challenging the marks of others.
Our role also includes conducting pre-filing searches and the management of International brand portfolios
Global Client Base
Our corporate IP department experience includes petroleum multinational Shell, smartphone inventor BlackBerry and luxury goods designer Burberry.
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.
We represent clients before the United Kingdom Intellectual Property Office (UK IPO) and the European Patent Office (EPO). We regularly represent clients in hearings, oppositions and appeals before the EPO. We also have substantial experience in advising clients on post-grant enforcement strategies.
By Graeme McCallum 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...
By Graeme McCallum 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...
By Guy Cooper & Graeme McCallum 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...