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What you need to know to pick the right intellectual property law firm

10 firms to look at and a guide to help you make the right choice.


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Disclaimer: This FAQ should not be construed as legal advice on any specific facts. The contents are intended for general informational purposes only. You are urged to consult your solicitor on any specific legal questions you may have.

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By Dr. Martin Douglas Hendry


Who is the best intellectual property law firm?


Are you looking for the right intellectual property law firm?

There are a number of different options on the table for you to consider. It is important to make the right decision for you and your business.

At Virtuoso Legal, we hear this from our clients every day and it can be hard to find unbiased information about who is the right fit for you.

We offer a range of services and focus on helping IP rich businesses lock value into their company and grow but it is important that you have a clear understanding of all of the options out there.

After all, intellectual property solicitors are the people who help create, grow and protect the big ideas that make your business unique.

To give you the information you need to make the right decision for your business, we have put together a list of 10 top intellectual property law firms for you to consider. These are in no particular order and offer a wide range of different options depending on your requirement.

Note: we have not included ourselves within this list in order to provide you with an unbiased idea of what is out there.


Top 10 Intellectual Property Law Firms


(In no particular order, and with "year founded" relevant to latest incarnations at the time of writing).


DLA Piper
Year Founded: 2005


Eversheds Sutherland
Year Founded: 1982


Bristows LLP
Year Founded: 1837


Allen & Overy
Year Founded: 1930


Baker McKenzie
Year Founded: 1949

Bird & Bird
Year Founded: 1846


Hogan Lovells
Year Founded: 1904


Taylor Wessing
Year Founded: 2002


Year Founded: 1995


Womble Bond Dickenson
Year Founded: 2017



Choosing the right intellectual property law firm


Now you know what's out there, how do you make the right choice for yourself?

If you're looking for something to help you consider your options in more detail, read our guide on what makes a good intellectual property solicitor.


What makes a good intellectual property solicitor?



Good luck!


We are never concerned with looking over our shoulder in relation to our competition!

In fact, having so many fantastic competitors keeps our tools sharp!

It drives us forward as intellectual property specialists to achieve the results that we achieve for our clients.

Letting you know about what else is out there is a part of our mission to help people understand what they need to know about IP to shape the future.

Regardless of who you choose, we would be delighted to speak to you about tapping into your big ideas.

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Virtuoso Legal is a team of intellectual property specialists based in Leeds and London - operating worldwide. Virtuoso Legal's team of IP experts have successfully tried cases in the IPEC, High Court, Court of Appeals and United Kingdom Supreme Court. In addition, the team assist companies in creating, commercialising and protecting the big ideas that make their business unique. The firm and its professionals are ranked yearly in legal directories such as the Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners, cementing their status as a Top 2% law firm in the world.

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