Focus on: EIP Patent and Trademark Lawyers
EIP is a leading Intellectual Property law firm advising on all areas of IP. Their work covers patent, trademark, registered design and copyright protection. Founded in 2000, EIP has 16 partners and 80 staff in all practising from its four UK offices in Bath, Leeds, London, and Cardiff and its US office in San Diego, California.
EIP’s combination of patent, trademark and design attorneys with specialist IP solicitors is highly unusual in the UK legal services market, and presents its clients with significant advantages, including the ability to offer advice on all stages of IP protection and right through to rights enforcement.
EIP won the Queen’s Award for Enterprise 2013, in the category of Outstanding Achievement in recognition of having increased its overseas sales by 136% over the last three years.
The firm has many clients in the electronics, computing, and telecoms fields, and is highly respected for its expertise in these areas. EIP also has a fast growing presence in the mechanical engineering, life sciences and pharmaceuticals sectors. The firm’s Bath office, which opened in 2007 and currently has 9 staff, has increased its presence in the city steadily, winning local clients including the University of Bath and the National Composites Centre.
Matt Lawman, partner and head of the Bath office, emphasises the benefits that their location brings to the firm.
“Our decision to open an office in Bath was not purely a lifestyle choice. Recruitment and business development opportunities were important. We recruit graduates from local universities - our most recent recruit joined after being awarded a PhD in Physics by the University of Bath. We’re also very involved in business development in the region through our membership of support networks including Silicon Southwest and Low Carbon Southwest, Bath Digital and Bath Spark, and we contribute to major events in the West such as Venturefest Bristol. So we benefit hugely from the cluster of hi-tech firms and talent located here and across the South West, and this has driven our expansion into larger offices in the city.“
EIP Europe – Bath Office
19 Circus Mews, Bath, BA1 2PW
Telephone: 01225 337843