Agri-tech - Patent & Trade Mark Attorneys

Primary food production is the biggest industry in the world.

Ensuring the stability and integrity of national and international food supply chains is crucial; however, the challenges faced by this sector are greater than ever, as the global population increases, and the effects of climate change are felt.

Technology is increasingly used to address these challenges, often involving collaboration between multiple disciplines.

Agri-tech IP services – patents, trade marks and designs

Patents, and other forms of intellectual property such as trade marks, plant variety rights and design rights, are routinely used to protect developments in the agri-tech sector, including in relation to crop sciences, agrochemicals, animal feed and medicine, and agricultural equipment.

Specialist members of our agri-tech team have extensive professional experience in the agri-tech field, as well as advanced academic degrees. We have particular expertise in pesticide and herbicide chemistry, stress tolerance, plant developmental biology and transgenic plant technology, as well as considerable experience in plant variety right matters.

Our highly capable SPC team can also assist with matters relating to supplementary protection certificates for plant protection products.

We also have significant expertise in engineering, electronics, telecommunications and software, including in respect of automated control systems, as applicable to agricultural vehicles and storage and processing facilities. As well as this, our attorneys are able to advise on large-scale food processing techniques, such as in the dairy industry.

N8 AgriFood & Agri-Tech East

Understanding both the technical and external challenges within the industry keeps us at the forefront of developments in the Agri-Tech sector, and agricultural law in general. To this end, in the UK we are active members of Agri-Tech East, are connected with the N8 AgriFood Group and are regular attendees of LAMMA (the country’s largest farm machinery and equipment show).

IP attorneys with a commercial focus

With our technical and professional expertise, we help our clients leverage their intellectual property assets and develop strategic approaches to provide commercial benefits to their business.

To download our agri-tech brochure with a focus on life sciences, please click here, or for a copy of our agri-tech (IT & engineering) brochure, please click here

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Understanding both the technical and external challenges within the industry keeps us at the forefront of developments in the Agri-Tech sector.  

the team

Anthony Ball
Laura Clews
Managing Associate
Clare Collins
Technical Assistant
Anna Gregson
Alison Haile
Of Counsel
David Hobson
Managing Associate
Dean Houston
Technical Assistant
Martin MacLean
James Pitchford
Michael Stott
Vicki Strachan
Of Counsel
Craig Titmus
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