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    About us

    UDL a leading intellectual property firm, specialising in British, European and international patent, trade mark, design and copyright law, from strategy through to litigation and dispute resolution. Our team advises over 2,000 clients in the UK and overseas including small, medium and large organisations, universities and research bodies.

    We’re active across a wide range of sectors, including automotive and engineering; chemistry and materials; consumer brands; life sciences; and software, telecoms and electronics.

    We’re proud to have some of the world’s leading companies as clients, including DePuy, Hermés, Hitachi, JD Sports, Konica Minolta, Lidl, nChain, nPower and Stanley Black & Decker.

    We’re recommended by The Legal 500, IP Stars, World Intellectual Property Review, World Trademark Review and IAM Patent 1000, and we’re one of the Financial Times’ Leading European Patent Law Firms.

    Working for us:

    If you want to work with innovative clients and creative brands, and value independence within a team environment — UDL could be the firm for you.

    We always:

    • support learning, development and career progression opportunities
    • provide excellent employee benefits at all levels
    • encourage inclusion, diversity and collaboration
    • ensure the physical and mental wellbeing of our people
    • give back through our charity and community partners

    What we look for:

    As a firm we value enthusiasm, collaboration, attention to detail and a willingness to drive the practice forward. Our people build strong relationships and long-term trust with their clients, taking the time to truly understand the businesses we work with, and providing straight-talking, commercial and pragmatic IP advice.

    Employee Numbers (approx.)

    • No. of Employees: 90
    • No. of Partners: 16
    • No. of Qualified Patent Attorneys: 19
    • No. of Trainee Patent Attorneys: 5
    • No. Of Qualified Trade Mark Attorneys: 11

    Office Locations

    • Leeds, London, Cardiff, Milton Keynes and Newcastle.

    Areas of Specialism

    • Artificial Intelligence
    • Biotechnology
    • Chemistry
    • Computer Science
    • Electronics
    • Electrical Engineering
    • Engineering - Other
    • Life Sciences
    • Mechanical Engineering
    • Physics
    • Technology
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