TL Brand & Co is a small full-service IP law firm assisting in-house counsel and R&D directly with strong commercial understanding and a common-sense, practical approach. We are a very successful growing firm, based in central London, which operates currently with a team of three attorneys and four support staff.
The structure of TL Brand & Co was devised differently from the traditional IP firm from the outset. Our staff operate in a highly interconnected fashion, supporting each other beyond their core functions. Attorneys will also be trained to understand fully the support functions necessary to allow the firm to run effectively, consequently gaining business management understanding alongside professional training and development.
Set up three years ago as an environmentally conscious paperless office our aim has been to cut out needless printing and filing. Using a cloud-based software system, we reduce our waste and also benefit from being able to work anywhere there is an internet connection. Our employees tend to work from home at least once a week, something that is encouraged to maintain a good work life/balance.
We maintain a happy and supportive working environment which we believe leads to successful relationships with our clients. We value our staff as our main asset, supporting them professionally and rewarding them with generous benefits and competitive salary with bonus scheme.
IP training will involve working with our senior attorneys and attending qualification courses, as well as internal and external seminars and tutorials. We believe the best way to learn is though understanding the client and their business, and to that end trainees will attend client meetings and hearings from the start. There are excellent long-term prospects for assisting in the future development and expansion of this new firm.
Our clients range from multinationals with head offices in the UK and US to smaller UK based companies and overseas law firms. The diversity of our clients has led us to have filed IP rights in every functioning jurisdiction in the world (approximately 240 of them once all relevant dependencies are included). Although a young firm, the majority of our attorney-client relationships are long established at a personal level.
Our specialist approach is based on providing a service which is commercially focused, legally astute and cost effective. We aim to develop close working relationships with our clients, understanding in detail their commercial requirements driving IP and tailoring our drafts and responses accordingly. We are frequently asked by our clients to advise in connection with wider commercial issues such as agreements, acquisitions, toll manufacturing and trade secrets.
While we work on a wide variety of technology, the firm is primarily chemistry and biotechnology oriented. Our biggest clients operate in fields such as chemical process engineering, reactor design, polymer and industrial chemistry, pharmaceuticals and force protection equipment.
Drafting, prosecution and enforcement
Representation and support through EPO
Oppositions and Appeals
Searching and analytics
Agreements, NDAs and JDAs
Portfolio management, watching and renewals
Training for inventors and managers
Due diligence and support during acquisition or flotation processesView TL Brand & Co's Website