J A Kemp LLP

J A Kemp is a leading firm of European Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys. We combine independent thinking with collective excellence in all that we do.

The technical and legal knowledge that we apply to the protection of our clients’ patents is outstanding in its breadth and depth. With around 100 science and technology graduates in the firm, including 50 PhDs, no area of science or technology is outside our scope. Our Patent Attorneys have collective in-depth expertise in patent law and procedure in every country of the world.

The team of professionals who advise our clients on trade mark and design matters have backgrounds in major international law firms and hold qualifications as Chartered UK Trade Mark Attorneys, Solicitors and European Trade Mark Professional Representatives. Dedicated to this specialist area of intellectual property protection, the team has the expertise and resources to protect trade marks and designs in any market worldwide.

Our offices are located in London, Paris, Oxford, Cambridge and Munich. Our clients are based throughout the world.

We are ranked in tier 1 by all major legal and intellectual property directories.

Our European and UK Patent Attorneys draft, file and prosecute patent applications in Europe and worldwide. J A Kemp has a global reputation for its expertise in handling patent oppositions and appeals before the European Patent Office. We also obtain patent protection in national markets, including the UK. We add value to our clients’ business by advising on patent strategy and the management of patent portfolios in individual countries, regionally or worldwide.

Our trade mark specialists advise on trade mark selection and strategy. J A Kemp is known for its track record of success in filing, defending and opposing trade mark applications in Europe and throughout the world. We are adept both at securing trade mark protection in national markets and at managing filing and prosecution programmes on a regional or global scale.

We handle all aspects of design protection within Europe and worldwide.

We provide expert litigation support services for intellectual property matters before the European and UK authorities and in the relevant courts and appeal courts. 

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Trade Marks and Designs

J A Kemp offers a comprehensive trade marks and designs service to meet all your needs.

To protect and exploit the value of your trade marks and designs you need attorneys who are both experts in the field and responsive, practical and commercial in their approach.

Every member of our trade marks team is a specialist who handles only trade marks and designs work. Many of our senior professionals have backgrounds in major international law firms and are able to draw on a wealth of commercial experience. They are all qualified both as UK Trade Mark Attorneys and as European Trade Mark Professional Representatives.

The team has at least 50,000 trade marks under management.

The trade marks team is led by James Fish.

The designs team is made up of patent and trade mark attorneys who have specialist expertise to meet all of your design protection requirements. The team is led by John Leeming.

The hallmarks of our trade marks and design work are the individual expertise of our attorneys, our capacity to handle large filing programmes and our total commitment to helping you to achieve your commercial objectives.

Independent thinking. Collective excellence.

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J A Kemp is one of just a handful of UK firms with the expertise and resources to obtain protection for your patentable intellectual property in any field of science or technology and anywhere in the world.

Most of our partners have at least 15 years’ experience of practising as patent attorneys. They have developed patent strategies for clients large and small, managed multiple patent portfolios and handled thousands of patent applications. They have also helped to overcome every conceivable challenge that a client can face in exploiting their patents and defending them against attack.

These expert practitioners are supported by our talented team of associates, qualified attorneys and trainee attorneys.  Many have a PhD or other higher degree in a specialist field of science or technology. All are required to qualify as both UK and European Patent Attorneys.

The firm’s attorneys keep up to speed with developments in patent law worldwide. Experienced paralegal, formalities and support teams, tailored and robust IT systems and extremely rigorous risk management processes complete the picture.

It all adds up to a winning combination of skills, knowledge and experience ready to be applied in support of your business objectives.

Independent thinking. Collective excellence.

See our case studies that illustrate how we have helped a wide variety of clients to protect and exploit their intellectual property assets.

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