Tim Ashton


UK Chartered Patent Attorney
European Patent Attorney
UK Chartered Trade Mark Attorney
Unified Patent Court Representative


Call: +44 (0) 121 236 0484
Email: tashton@forresters-ip.com
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Office Location: Birmingham

Tim is a patent and trade mark attorney, so his day-to-day work touches on a wide spectrum of IP matters, including UK and EPO drafting and prosecution of patent applications and trade mark and design work at the UK IPO and EUIPO. He also conducts freedom to operate searches across many technologies.

Work Highlights

In 2020-22, he was involved in an important UK litigation for a medical devices client which also involved parallel EPO opposition/appeal proceedings. The end result was positive for his client, which was professionally and personally rewarding.

Technical Specialism

Tim’s degree was focussed on mechanical and materials engineering and in his day-to-day work he makes use of the significant knowledge that he gained at university. His degree is of particular use for the work he carries out in the aerospace, defence and automotive sectors. One such example is carbon fibre composite construction, which was a main part of his final year studies at university.

Tim’s Clients

He has clients in a wide range of sectors, with particular focus on aerospace, defence, automotive and medical device clients as well as consumer goods clients.

Personal Interests

Tim is mad about cycling, especially long-distance cycling. In 2023, he completed Paris-Brest-Paris which is a 1200km non-stop race in France.