Carpmaels & Ransford LLP

Carpmaels & Ransford LLP is a leader in the European IP market, having driven innovation in the industry for over 200 years. The firm advises clients on all aspects of intellectual property, including drafting, filing and prosecuting patent and trademark applications; drafting and negotiating licence agreements and other commercial IP agreements; advising on the transfer of property rights; assisting clients with patent restoration matters; and conducting enforcement and revocation litigation.

The firm has one of Europe’s largest IP teams serving blue-chip clients across the globe, including Johnson & Johnson, Celgene, Novartis, Ionis Pharmaceuticals, Mars, Micron, Gilead, Raytheon, Regeneron, Takeda, Allergan and Xeros. The firm’s attorneys have considerable technical knowledge, bringing together experience from industry-leading companies, academic research at leading universities and extensive patent expertise in the areas of engineering and tech, chemistry and materials, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, supplementary protection certificates and information and communication technologies and standards.

Through the firm’s fully integrated dispute resolution and transactions teams, the firm is able to provide a holistic service for clients which supports their IP needs from inception to commercialisation. The dispute resolution team, made up of experienced solicitors, barristers and patent attorney litigators, represents clients at all levels of the European Patent Office. The team is also adept at conducting enforcement litigation and revocation actions before the UK Intellectual Property Office and patent, copyright, trademark and other IP litigation in the English courts and the Court of Justice of the European Union, often advising in cases where parallel or related litigation is ongoing in courts across Europe or in the United States.

The transactions team is another key part of the firm’s integrated IP offering. As well as advising on the acquisition and licensing of IP rights and other IP-focused agreements (eg, development and collaboration agreements), the team manages multi-jurisdictional patent/trademark assignment recordal projects, provides specialist advice on the transfer of priority rights and assists clients with the restoration of registered IP rights around the world.

Contact details

Carpmaels & Ransford LLP
One Southampton Row
London WC1B 5HA
United Kingdom

Professional contacts

Other offices

  • Dublin
  • Munich

Sample client list

  • Allergan
  • Celgene
  • Gilead
  • Ionis Pharmaceuticals
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Mars
  • Micron
  • Novartis
  • Raytheon
  • Regeneron
  • Takeda
  • Xeros