IP Services

Here at Boult, we help you to protect, manage and enforce your intellectual property rights on a global scale, from our offices across Europe: London, Frankfurt, Munich, Madrid, Cambridge and Reading. Choosing a new adviser is a big decision. Our attorneys have an exceptional understanding of the technology, science and business sectors that our clients operate in, ensuring we offer insightful and commercially focused advice.  

Our patents and designs group has significant experience working with large corporate organizations, from banks to pharmaceutical companies. We also act for many smaller and medium sized business, Government bodies, academic institutions, research laboratories and individual inventors.

These teams handle the filing and prosecution of one-off patent applications, and successfully manage large and complex portfolios.

We regularly appear at European Patent Office (EPO) Opposition and Appeal hearings on behalf of our clients. We have a particular expertise in this area, and an excellent track record of success.

We also offer an in-house search and watching facility, a full patent and trade mark renewals service (including our own bespoke software – BoultRenew – to allow remote viewing of portfolios and instructing of renewals fees payments) and a dedicated department for validating European Patents. 

Our trade mark group is able to assist with brand selection, filing and prosecution work, as well as oppositions, dispute avoidance and dispute resolution, across Europe. We can also advise on domain name recovery and anti-counterfeiting work, as well as the provision of litigation support in the UK and Germany.