Advice on Intellectual Property

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THE investment needed to develop new products and processes in the biotech, pharmaceuticals, chemical sectors mean that effective patent protection is widely-acknowledged as being vital to profitable exploitation.

Hargreaves Elsworth Patent Attorneys is an independent firm of patent attorneys based in the North East advising businesses, research bodies and individuals in all matters connected with intellectual property.

With four qualified patent attorneys having technical backgrounds in biotechnology, chemistry and process engineering, the firm is well placed to advise businesses on intellectual property matters, be that patent filing strategies, infringement issues, portfolio management or trademark registrations.

Typical of the types of business that Hargreaves Elsworth acts for is Geneius Laboratories, which is revolutionising microbial testing and food analysis, such as testing for GMO's, using innovative DNA technolog y. Hargreaves Elsworth is pleased to have been able to advise Geneius Laboratories on the most effective strategies to protect the intellectual property in its innovative DNA based testing methods and branding, for the long term commercial benefit of the company.

As well as acting for companies, Hargreaves Elsworth has many associations with local research organisations in the region and recently won a tender with Graham IPC to supply intellectual property services to the Centre for Process Innovation at Wilton. …


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