Intellectual Property: Why you should choose the UK
The Law Society of England and Wales, the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys, the Chartered Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys, the national UK association of the International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys (FICPI-UK) and the Intellectual Property Lawyers' Association have produced a brochure on why you should choose the UK for the protection, exploitation and enforcement of intellectual property (IP).
Skilled IP professionals
IP professionals from the UK are respected throughout the world for their experience, skill and tenacity in dealing with complex and challenging matters. They offer exceptional quality of service and have robust technical backgrounds. The IP profession is client-focused and achieves commercial objectives in a pragmatic and cost-effective way.
Mature IP system
The UK IP system is consistently ranked by independent research as one of the best in the world. It is mature and sophisticated, with established laws across all types of intellectual property as well as contract and commercial law.
The UK's specialist courts and judges are held in high regard throughout the world for the impartiality, experience and skill in dealing with complex cases. Trials usually take place within 12 months.
Clients can expect high levels of professional privilege and well-developed alternative dispute resolution options.
Global IP hub
The UK is an international hub for IP work. This gives UK IP professionals global insight and enables them to collaborate successfully with a wide range of clients and partners.
The UK IP system is the gateway for international registration and is the law of choice for IP transactions.
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