Schlich are European and UK patent and trade mark attorneys, focusing on protection and enforcement of intellectual property in biotech, chemical, pharmaceutical and mechanical technologies.
We act for local, national and international clients. Through our associates, we protect and enforce IP globally. Contentious matters represent a speciality of ours; we have particular expertise before the Opposition Divisions and Appeal Boards of the European Patent Office and have acted before the UK IPO, the UK courts and trade mark tribunals in the UK and at the EUIPO.
Technically, we are a mix of chemists, biochemists and geneticists. This is reflected in our client list, which includes multinational pharmaceutical companies, major biotech companies, international law firms and, closer to home, UK companies that carry out waste destruction, paint recycling, bacteriophage therapies and food processing etc. We are at the forefront of the CRISPR patent battles at the EPO, representing Intellia Therapeutics, Inc.
Technology, such as electronic filing, enables us to operate from our offices located in Littlehampton on the south coast of England.
We provide employees with full training from in-house training and tutorials to external training through recognised professional bodies. Our internal monthly meetings and teamwork make us a cohesive unit of professionals. For inter partes proceedings it is essential for the team to function as a unit. Sharing of knowledge and experience means our clients are always supported by the whole team.
Training extends across the whole firm and applies to all. The attorneys participate in monthly meetings to discuss and remain updated on relevant case law. At our monthly support meetings you will find the records manager, running through updates on electronic filing procedures, new rules and best practice in patent and trademark formalities.View Schlich Ltd's Website