Agri-tech – patent & trade mark attorneys

Primary food production is the biggest industry in the world. We offer patent and trade mark services to the agri-tech sector to ensure the stability and integrity of national and international food supply chains.

The challenges faced by this sector are more significant 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.

Download our agri-tech brochure with a focus on life sciences, or download a copy of our agri-tech brochure focusing on IT & engineering.

Agriculture 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. These concern 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 can 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.

Call us now on +44 (0)20 7830 0000 and we will give you a call back to discuss your enquiry. We aim to respond to submissions as quickly as possible. If you would prefer to email us, find email details for each of our offices here.

*Please note that these contact details are for general enquiries only  and is not monitored for case related instructions. If in doubt, please call +44 (0)20 7830 0000.

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Meet the team

Sophie  Anbinder

Sophie Anbinder

Technical Assistant

Iain Armstrong

Iain Armstrong


Laura  Clews

Laura Clews

Managing Associate

Anna  Gregson

Anna Gregson


Philippa  Griffin

Philippa Griffin


Alison  Haile

Alison Haile

Of Counsel

David  Hobson

David Hobson


Martin  MacLean

Martin MacLean


Peter  Mansfield

Peter Mansfield

Of Counsel

Richard Nugent

Richard Nugent

Business Consultant

James  Pitchford

James Pitchford


Michael  Stott

Michael Stott


Craig  Titmus

Craig Titmus


Andreas  Wietzke

Andreas Wietzke