Agricultural Science


Mewburn Ellis has an accomplished record of obtaining and enforcing IP rights across the agricultural science sector.

Agricultural Science

When you work with Mewburn Ellis, you are employing the services of a leading European IP firm. At the forefront of our team, working alongside our trade mark attorneys, are our life science and chemistry patent attorneys, many of whom hold PhDs.

Agricultural science patents

Our competent team of patent attorneys can help you obtain and enforce commercially valuable patent rights in the UK and Europe to help you to try and recoup your research and development costs. Our team members have particular experience in pesticide and herbicide formulations, biological agents, plant biotechnology and agricultural and aquacultural equipment.

They can also call on a wide network of foreign associates to help you obtain patent protection all over the world.

And if there is a need to defend a granted patent or to attack a problematic patent owned by a competitor, our patent attorneys have an exemplary record for both defensive and offensive oppositions.

Mewburn Ellis has an experienced team working to obtain Supplementary Protection Certificates (SPCs), which will effectively extend the protection of patented active ingredients present in plant protection products. Our Plant Variety Rights (PVR) team is also available to help those clients working with new crops or horticultural plant varieties.

Trade mark advice for the agricultural science sector

Our large, well-established team of trade mark experts helps our agricultural science clients to secure trade mark protection. They are well known for successfully handling complex and multi-jurisdictional disputes through both opposition and other contentious proceedings, often in tandem with negotiating settlement agreements with the help of our dispute resolution team.

All of our patent and trade mark attorneys have sound business acumen and can provide practical, commercially-focused business advice. We can make sure IP rights are being exploited to the full and that future filings are in line with commercial goals. We also have considerable expertise in the strategic management of multi-jurisdictional IP portfolios.

IP support for the agricultural science sector

Mewburn Ellis has experience of working with a vast array of clients – from corporate clients and start-ups through to universities & research organisations. We are known for our flexible working practices and you can be confident that we will tailor our advice to your specific requirements, budgets and commercial goals.

Our patent and trade mark attorneys are well supported by our legal services team who have considerable experience in assisting with exploitation of IP rights and dealing with regulatory issues. And if there is a need for IP training within your business or you are part of a legal team that would benefit from our in-house assistance service, you will find Mewburn Ellis straightforward to work with and mindful of your commercial goals.

Finally, our renewals service can help with payment of renewal fees for all IP rights across the agricultural science sector.