Our approach is uncompromising on quality, relentlessly self-critical and totally focused on our clients’ commercial goals


Pragmatic, commercial solutions

Determined, tenacious, observant and committed; our Dispute Resolution team has years of experience. Strategic IP management is a strength of the firm. The Disputes team includes litigation lawyers and patent and trade mark attorney litigators and prosecutors. It offers clients a fully integrated approach that is unique within the UK intellectual property services market. Efficiency, with a holistic, high-quality approach to dispute management and resolution is the objective.

Representing clients at all levels of the EPO, we are likewise expert in conducting enforcement and revocation litigation before the UK courts and IP offices, the Court of Justice of the European Union, and in matters that cross European borders and have international components.

Our Disputes team works closely with all of our technical specialists so that disputes are spotted early and, if possible, avoided by way of pragmatic, commercial solutions. Where that is not possible or desirable, cases are prepared early and efficiently. If litigation becomes a reality, the Carpmaels team will be fully informed and ahead of the opposition.

This combination of technical and strategic expertise makes us a team that you want on your side. We will be knowledgeable about your case and your business.  We will be prepared.  We will work as a team.  Whatever the task, whether it is to litigate or to achieve a commercial result, we will succeed.

Solicitors & Barristers
Patent Attorneys & Technical Specialists
Trade mark attorneys

Harbour Antibodies BV

Harbour Antibodies received a revocation action against one of its UK patents relating to the use of transgenic mice for producing antibodies. Carpmaels & Ransford worked with Harbour on a parallel defence and settlement strategy.

“The matter settled on favourable terms to Harbour and demonstrates the advantages of our integrated approach to patent protection, commercialisation and dispute.” - Camilla Balleny, Partner