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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


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).

Strategic Approach

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.

Experienced Team

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.

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Patent Expertise

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.

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Trade Marks

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

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Global Client Base

Our corporate IP department experience includes petroleum multinational Shell, smartphone inventor BlackBerry and luxury goods designer Burberry.

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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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Active Representation

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.

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Latest Briefings

IP Considerations For Exporters

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...

G1/19 Computer Simulations

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...

UK Patents: From January 2021

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...

NJ 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.