The European
Intellectual Property Firm
London · Munich
Carpmaels & Ransford

A pioneer in intellectual property

Carpmaels & Ransford is a full-service European intellectual property firm at the forefront of a rapidly changing IP landscape.

As a trusted advisor to so many world-class companies and brands, we have been regarded as a pioneer in handling intellectual property for over 200 years. We are known for a consistent ability to anticipate client needs and apply unparalleled expertise to complex challenges.

What sets us apart? We believe it’s our united talents. We join up our knowledge and resources, blending vast experience with infectious enthusiasm, expert knowledge with a constant hunger to learn more, and individual skill with great teamwork.

We are unique in our ability to offer a truly integrated service, managing our clients’ intellectual property from inception to commercialisation, enforcement, litigation and defence.

The result is a combined intellectual powerhouse, working closely with our clients to generate the most incisive strategies and arguments.

Clients trust us to get it right.

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"Prosecution award winner Carpmaels & Ransford has significantly expanded its contentious practice…a savvy play that has enabled it to go head to head with top solicitors’ firms in pitches for litigation and enforcement work – and win."
World Trademark Review, 2016
"Their very knowledgeable staff translate science into patents and patents into a business."
Chambers UK, 2015
“The firm can truly be relied on for a strong partnership and excellent service.”
IAM 1000, 2016
“Drafting is consistently first-rate – precise, logical and alive to the relevant invention’s key features.”
IAM 1000, 2016
“Its bread-and-butter prosecution operation continues to perform flawlessly, managed by practitioners who excel at finding creative ways to maximise the impact of their clients’ brands in the international business environment.”
World Trademark Review, 2016
"A high-value firm that never cuts corners to sacrifice quality."
Legal 500, 2016
Hot Topics
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Brexit and intellectual property rights in Europe
Despite the headlines, there is reassuringly little change

The UK’s vote to leave the European Union (EU) has created uncertainty for intellectual property rights in Europe. The situation for patents is simple though – there will be no change when the UK leaves the EU.

The European Patent Office (EPO) has never been part of the EU, so Carpmaels & Ransford will continue to provide pan-European prosecution and litigation in the UK national courts, as we have done for many years.

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