What our clients have to say
“We are most grateful for all the work Harrison IP has done for more than ten years for all our diverse companies and the establishment of our intellectual property portfolios, from patents to trademarks through designs in Europe and beyond. Not only has the work of Alec Messulam, Julia D’Arcy, Anne Lacaze-Masmonteil and their colleagues been outstanding, but their first-class professional advice has always been provided in a most pleasant and highly client minded proactive way. Their support has proved invaluable both in prosecution, due diligence processes and IP transactions, the issues at hand, if not the timeline, often being highly challenging.
We look forward to an ongoing fruitful collaboration to add further IP value to our businesses and have no hesitation in recommending their excellent and greatly appreciated service.”
- Intellectual Property Manager of multi-national company.
“Harrison IP has looked after our IP for many years. The advice given to us has always been timely and professional, especially where our designs or registrations have been challenged. They are a company of the utmost integrity and I would have no doubt in recommending them to colleagues.”
- Founder and Managing Director of a children’s toy company.
"The team at Harrison IP gave us practical, down to earth advice at an early stage, which allowed us to develop an affordable strategy to manage our international patent and trademark portfolio as our products neared launch. The specialist industry knowledge possessed by the team has allowed any potential conflicts to be resolved at an early stage, saving us significant funds had we been challenged further down the line."
- Managing Director of water treatment company.
“Harrison IP have been instrumental in allowing us to obtain the robust patent portfolio which underpins our business. They have drafted and prosecuted patent applications for us in many territories worldwide, providing clear, client focussed advice which has simplified the patenting process for us. We have found the attorneys at Harrison IP to be responsive, and approachable and their recommendations have been tailored to our needs.”
- CEO of specialty chemicals company.
“We have worked with Harrison IP for around 7 years in connection with patents, trade marks and designs. They respond quickly and I have found their advice to be pragmatic and commercially relevant. I would recommend their services.”
- CEO of a technology transfer company.
"Over the last 13 years, Harrison IP has provided a consistently high level of support in the generation, filing and consolidation of our intellectual property portfolios. The support provided has not only been reactive but importantly proactive in the provision of insight into new opportunities for our drug and device candidates for development and marketed products."
- Chief Scientific Officer of numerous companies.
At Thesis Technology Products Limited we have been very happy to rely upon the patent and trademark expertise of Harrison IP for over 20 years.
Alec Messulam, Anne Lacaze and Mark Smith have been wonderful with their in-depth advice and support to our business from the beginning, both with filing new registrations and with tackling issues. They have assisted us with many new registrations and provided critical suggestions, that we would not have otherwise considered, to maximise protection at home and internationally. Anne Lacaze has been invaluable simplifying the legal terms and processes for different country filings so that we fully understood how best to protect our property in each territory.
The Harrison IP team have successfully helped us tackle infringements across multiple territories as well as amicably overcome challenges to one of our new applications. Mark Smith has been particularly helpful with his advice, contacts and efforts on our behalf in Australia and Japan.
We now have the peace of mind that we have properly protected our valuable trademarks and also have a super team to call on if we need to defend our marks.
- Adrian Coleman, Sales and Marketing Director of Thesis Technology Products Limited.
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Confidentiality of Medical Trials
The confidentiality of medical trials was examined in recent EPO board of appeal case T 0670/20. During phase IIa and IIb clinical trials conducted prior to the filing of patent application EP2140867, tablets of anti-blood clot agent edoxaban were distributed. Under European law, is not necessary to show that a disclosure has in fact taken … Read More
New Rules Require UK Address for Service in Trade Mark and Design Matters
There are two main scenarios in which UK pending or registered design and trade mark rights held by non-UK applicants or proprietors might not have a UK address for service (“AFS”) or representative. They are: UK rights filed and secured through the Madrid Protocol (trade marks) or Hague Convention (registered designs); and Registered trade mark … Read More
Hindsight in Assessment of Inventive Step
The EPO favours the problem-solution approach in the assessment of inventive step. This involves identifying the closest prior art, as the prior art document that provides the most promising starting point for an obviousness attack. However, the step of identification of the closest prior art in the problem-solution approach creates a potential tension with one of … Read More