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Hargreaves Elsworth

Protecting your IP in the UK, Europe and beyond
Your representatives at the Unified Patent Court

We are Chartered and European patent attorneys, qualified to represent our clients in the UK, Europe and beyond.

 We help companies and individuals globally to identify, protect and strategise their unique intellectual property assets.

Regardless of sector or business, our technically-specialised attorneys quickly assimilate their expertise in understanding your specific requirements and can be trusted to protect and commercialise your intellectual property cost-effectively and within your business frameworks.

Key Services

Over 20 years protecting clients' intellectual property

As a wholly independent practice you can rely on an exceptional level of services from only senior level patent attorneys. 

From our North of England headquarters we have served thousands of clients across both the UK and international territories since our creation in 2002, building up an impressive client portfolio across a wealth of sectors and technological industries, including aerospace, engineering, materials, agricultural machinery and renewables.

All of this delivered by our industry-leading team, with the uppermost experience in all areas of intellectual property management.

Dominic Elsworth
Patent Attorney, Head of Practice
Lucy Hartley
Patent Attorney
European patent attorneys

UPC & European Patent Office Representation

We are qualified and proven in representing the intellectual property of global clients in multiple territories.  The complex landscape of the newly-adopted Unified Patent Court, national and European patents is expertly navigated by our experienced team.

Opting out of the Unified Patent Court

Professional Accreditation

News & Insights

After many years of planning, the EU Unitary Patent System will soon become a reality, allowing all participating States to be bound together in single, indivisible patent.
During a transition period (currently seven years), disputes relating to traditionally validated European patents my be litigated in either the UPC or the national courts of the Member States that have contracted to the UPC Agreement.
The Patent Box is a proposed Government scheme allowing UK companies to reduce the amount of Corporation Tax paid in respect of profits relating to inventions protected by a UK patent or other qualifying European patent.

Contact us

Contact one of the team today to start your query with us. All initial queries are no-obligation to proceed.

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