Kilburn & Strode LLP

Kilburn & Strode is independently recognised as one of Europe’s leading patent and trademark firms. Chosen by clients for its commercially relevant, no-nonsense advice and approachable manner, it is consistently ranked as a top-tier firm in independent surveys, and has also earned a number of legal awards along the way.

Headquartered in London, Kilburn & Strode is a truly international firm, with offices in Munich, The Hague and San Francisco. It currently employs 101 patent professionals, including 53 qualified attorneys and 48 technical assistants, with specialists in all areas of technology. Its attorneys are complemented by a skilled and experienced support team, including paralegals, secretaries, and records and docketing personnel. The firm works with a network of the best advisers from around the world to provide global IP services to their clients.

Working with Kilburn & Strode

Kilburn & Strode is a partnership in the true sense of the word. They work collegiately as a firm, pooling their knowledge and experience, and work collaboratively with their clients to achieve their goals. In every case, no matter how complex the issue or competitive the market, they are focused on helping their clients to protect and profit from their ideas.

While intellectual property is a focus of the firm, Kilburn & Strode recognise that IP matters never exist in a vacuum: there are always wider questions to consider, such as the future profitability of an idea or the feasibility of a new design or technology. Their breadth of experience goes beyond the law and allows their attorneys to approach issues from every angle.

Kilburn & Strode believe in making the complex area of IP law as straightforward and simple as they can so that clients can concentrate on what they do best.

Breadth and depth

Kilburn & Strode work with clients from just about every industry sector. This means that their attorneys are dealing with a hugely diverse and constantly evolving range of intellectual property issues – new technologies, evolving consumer behaviour, shifting business practices – on a daily basis.

This breadth of experience keeps the IP firm at the forefront of their field, constantly honing their understanding of the way that legal and commercial interests intersect. Their clients can count on them to get to the core of the issue quickly and understand the business realities of any IP issue.

Strong client relationships

Kilburn & Strode tailor their approach to fit each client and thrive on the challenge of helping them to navigate the complex world of patents, trademarks, designs and copyright. That is why they prioritise spending time directly talking to inventors, wherever they are based, and as much time with clients as possible, to help their clients protect and profit from their ideas. By building strong client relationships, Kilburn & Strode are able to maximise the benefits they provide.

The go-to European IP firm

Highlighting the European expertise of the firm, the IAM Patent 1000 2017 had this say about Kilburn & Strode: “Its stellar reputation before the EPO has been further enhanced by the opening of a new office in Munich, which should strengthen its appeal to both domestic and foreign clients looking to gain a foothold in the European market.”

Contact details

Kilburn & Strode LLP
Lacon London
84 Theobalds Road
London WC1X 8NL
United Kingdom

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Other offices

  • Munich
  • San Francisco