Department profile submitted by Boult Wade Tennant LLP
THE FIRM Boult Wade Tennant is a specialist patent and trade mark firm. It exists to help individuals and businesses protect, manage and enforce their intellectual property rights on a global scale. The firm looks after the multi-jurisdictional IP issues of major industrial and commercial companies worldwide, as well as portfolio management for a wide range of small and medium sized enterprises, academic institutions, and independent research and development organisations.
In 2015 Boult Wade Tennant achieved top rankings in Chambers and Partners, The Legal 500, Managing Intellectual Property, World Trade Mark Review 1000 and Intellectual Asset Management 1000. Established in 1894, the firm has four patent groups which are divided by technologies: biotechnology and life sciences; chemical and materials; engineering and designs; and hi-tech and electrical. The fifth group is the trade mark and domain names group. The firm also has a range of professional in-house support functions, including a sizeable renewals department and a search department. Additionally, the attorneys play an important role in shaping UK, European and International IP Law through their active participation in numerous industry bodies.