Global reach

Never before have international relationships been so important to business and to the development and management of intellectual property. With offices in England, Scotland, Germany and China, and a reach far beyond, we’re able to provide reassuring support across many jurisdictions in a fast-changing world.

We are committed to supporting our clients wherever they may be located. We work with clients of all types and sizes, from multinationals to start ups to universities (HLK act for 266 universities across 35 countries).

That commitment makes us an ideal choice for businesses looking for an IP partner that can guide them through the maze of European and UK regulations and IP rights.

For clients who want to extend their rights, or tackle strategic IP issues beyond Europe, such as in North and South America, South East Asia, Australasia and countless other corners of the world, we have a network of strong relationships with leading IP practices around the globe. In many cases these relationships have been built up over several decades of collaboration, so that we can ensure that we provide a truly global offering, whatever and wherever your IP requirements may be.

To support relationships with our clients and contacts in China and South East Asia, we opened a representative office in Guangzhou PRC in 2009, which now provides a strong liaison and information resource for us in the region.