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) and the EU Intellectual Property Office (EU IPO).
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.
We represent clients before the United Kingdom Patent Office, the European Patent Office (EPO) and the EU Intellectual Property Office (previously OHIM). 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.
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. Our corporate IP department experience includes petroleum multinational Shell, smartphone inventor BlackBerry and luxury goods designer Burberry. As a result, we have a broad range of expertise covering wireless telecommunications (including standards essential patents relating to LTE and UMTS), user interfaces, medical devices, agrochemicals and pharmaceuticals, oil and gas exploration and production, renewable energies and brand protection and enforcement. We also have substantial experience of developing and implementing corporate IP strategies.
As well as directly filing and obtaining patent, trade mark and design protection for our clients in the UK, EPO and EU IPO, we are frequently asked by our clients to act as an interface for them with other overseas associates and provide recommendations of IP strategy in other countries.