I always say to people that when they have a good idea they need to look at how they can protect it.
When the StairSteady developed we knew we needed help from the experts, which is when we contacted Forresters. They gave us the guidance we needed to be able to manufacture the product in the UK and abroad. It is now available in the USA, Australia and Europe.
Ruth Amos – Entrepreneur & Inventor – StairSteady
We have worked with Forresters for more than 30 years and they take care of any registrations in respect of unique names and any new products we can patent. They always do a thorough search and deal with the filing and renewing of any patents. They are very good at what they do, and their work has meant that our products are used worldwide with the necessary protection from unscrupulous copies.
Peter Lennie, Director, Bell Packaging
Atlantic Lionshare Ltd
Forresters has been a pleasure to work with in obtaining our global patents and trade marks. Our technology will continuously evolve and we look forward to our long term relationship with Forresters’ talented team.
Elizabeth Martin, Atlantic Lionshare Ltd
Carbon Clean Solutions
I see carbon capture technology as a key enabler in the transition to a ‘net zero’ carbon energy future, and solid intellectual property protection is essential to achieving these goals. I am pleased to work with Forresters’ professional team and have always found them very helpful and knowledgeable in all intellectual processes for Carbon Clean Solutions Limited.
Prateek Bumb, CTO, Carbon Clean Solutions Limited
My message is about bringing people and nature together, we do this through great-tasting coffee, tree planting, conservation and education. Forresters helped me secure the trade mark for Miténgo Coffee, which gave me a lot of credibility when I was pitching to different businesses. I am so grateful for the help Forresters gave me, they offered me support every step of the way and there were regular follow ups so they could see how the business was progressing.
Henry Sidsaph, Founder, Miténgo Coffee
The Southampton office has been instrumental all throughout the application process for our IP protection. I hadn’t anticipated their depth of technical expertise which served not only to better define our proposition but also to scrutinise then strengthen it in a manner I’d expect from an engineer with domain experience. In fact, I wondered if James Cornford was a IP lawyer at all at times, as opposed to an experienced engineer disguised as one.
Our strategy sessions and continued advice was very impressively tailored to our organisation’s unique needs and has proved pivotal to our successes so far. It felt as though the lines of communication were perpetually open and I’m looking forward to working with James and the team well into the future. I can’t recommend their services enough, and indeed have done on numerous occasions… I’m now wondering if they have an affiliate program.
Ando Eniwumide, Founder and Director, Happaning
Storm has been working with Dr Mark Connell for several years, and more recently also with Dr Jagvir Purewal. We have taken advice on the filing of patent and design registration applications. In all cases, we have found that both Mark and Jag have quickly grasped the idea of what we were trying to achieve and they gave taken the time to get to understand our products and industry to better assist us in our projects. Their advice on the applications has been valuable and they have been able to explain the process to us on a level we can understand.
Richard Ganley, Financial Director, Storm Environmental Ltd
Blackheath Products Ltd
We design and commission the manufacture of decorative surface products which we distribute within the UK construction and furniture community. These products carry our own brand identities.
Janette Hamer of Forresters very quickly grasps the composition and purpose of our products and ensures an accurate search is carried out to seek a successful registration of our associated brand names.
Janette will always let us know at the earliest stage if she does not expect a brand name to achieve a successful registration, thereby saving us time and unnecessary cost.
We know we can always rely on Janette and Forresters to give us the advice we need to keep building our portfolio of exclusively branded decorative surfaces.
Ian Foster, Joint Managing Director, Blackheath Products Ltd
NeuroPro AG, Virtually Live, The Brain Forum
In the latter years of my life in technology and innovation, I have focussed on managing ideas and not people. I have sought to work with self-organized, self-propelled, loosely coupled and exceptional pools of talent to create some outstanding innovations.
I needed exceptionally smart patent lawyers who could work in the chaos of disruptive technical innovations – to pick out the IP value “on-the-fly” and turn the IP into an asset. They need to work seamlessly and efficiently with us.
Over 50 patents later, I couldn’t have found a more smart or talented team of IP lawyers like Lloyd Hoarton and James Cornford of Forresters. They never cease to amaze me with the speed at which they grasp a concept and how quickly they point me to where the IP value lies. It’s a real pleasure and honour to work with such exceptional talented professionals and great guys too. I enjoy every discussion and always come out richer with constructive take-home ideas.
Thank you for the nearly decade and a half of amazing partnership.
My invention career was made possible by the people I chose to have around me: above all, nice people with a strong belief in fairness (even if to their own deficit); and then to be the best at what they do.
Andy Harding has both of these assets in abundance, with the uncanny ability to fully understand any idea I can throw at him. You can talk to Andy as a friend from the outset. Andy will listen to your ideas, hopes and concerns intently. Andy will be honest and truthfully blunt with his view of how, and sometimes even whether, to proceed. Andy will advise you on spending your money as if it were his own.
Martin Chard, Director, Marxman Ltd
Aeromet International Ltd
Aeromet International Limited (“Aeromet”) has used the services of Dr Mark Connell of Forresters IP LLP “Forresters” for several years to obtain and maintain patents in relation to the A20X alloy family.
Given that Aeromet are a small company (circa 250 employees) with very limited experience in the field of patents, it was imperative that a suitably qualified and experienced lawyer was chosen to support Aeromet through the process of filing, obtaining and managing patents. Dr Connell and his colleagues have fully satisfied Aeromet’s expectations in this regard and the objectives have been met.
Aeromet continues to work with Dr Connell and his colleagues at Forresters and has no hesitation in recommending their services to prospective clients.
Adam Smith, Group Commercial Manager, Aeromet International Ltd
Slinks Ltd. first started working with Alex at Forresters at the beginning of 2007. They were the people I first approached when my idea was a sketch on a piece of paper. Alex has guided me through a number of issues over the years in an honest, direct and understandable way. Coming from a design background it is sometimes difficult to grasp patents, trademarks, design protection rights and other vital aspects of running a company with a unique idea. Somehow I understand it all! It has been an absolute pleasure working with Alex, he is highly professional but very personable at the same time. I would not hesitate to recommend him.
Jane Rafter, Director, Slinks Ltd
SEL Environmental Ltd.
We are very extremely impressed with the service Jack has provided.
The amount of work you have put in such a short amount of time to meet the deadline is greatly appreciated. – Very prompt and professional, – well done!
Andy Shuttleworth, Managing Director – SEL Environmental Ltd.
Ben Shuttleworth, Product Development Manager
Cavern City Tours Ltd
The Cavern Club Liverpool celebrated its 60th anniversary in 2017. Over the past 25 years we have spent a lot of time developing and protecting the Cavern Club brand in over 40 territories. Trade Mark registration has been an essential part of that development. For the past 10 years we have been guided in the most professional manner through the detail of IP by Forresters. Their input into the protection and care for the Cavern Club brand has been colossal. Not only are they first class Attorneys, they are nice people to deal with.
Dave Jones, Director – Cavern City Tours Ltd
Quantum Technology Hub Sensors and Timing
I am really pleased to have Jagvir advising the UK Quantum Technology Hub Sensors and Timing. Jagvir provides extremely useful inputs via our advisory boards and has played a key role in shaping our IP strategy in a most professional way. Jagvir pro-actively engages beyond the day-to-day tasks and has made many introductions contributing to the industry engagement successes of the Hub. On a personal level, I deeply appreciate Jagvir’s ability to explain IP to the non-expert, providing many eye-opening moments allowing me to understand and develop an IP strategy for my specific needs.
Professor Kai Bongs
Director of the UK Quantum Technology Hub Sensors and Timing
Firstmark Consultancy Ltd
We would highly recommend Forresters for a highly efficient, fast and friendly service.
They managed to prepare and file for patent protection on an important new project for us quickly after placing our order. The project needed to be delivered quickly, and still they took the time to initially understand our business and the specific project. The document perfectly captured what we were trying to convey in all aspects leaving us confident that we will soon have a granted patent covering this important project!
The advice we received was commercially focussed and we look forward to working with Forresters again in the near future.
James Kelsey, Managing Director – Firstmark Consultancy Ltd
Ingenious Locks & Hardware
Choosing Forresters was a successful move for Ingenious. Having only limited knowledge of IP strategy, during the last 3 years our contact, Jagvir (Dr Jagvir Purewal), has proven to be invaluable, with his vast knowledge and willingness to understand what we were trying to achieve. Jagvir has guided us through the legal jargon and has successfully secured IP on many of our product designs and continues to work closely with us on new ones.
Stuart Carpenter, Technical Director – Ingenious Locks & Hardware
Forresters has been incredibly supportive of BiSN since day one. David Murphy has guided us through, not only the patent minefield, but all other aspects of Intellectual Property, including copyright and trade marks.
IP and the associated costs of patent filing can prove hugely restrictive for entrepreneurs and start-up companies. However, David’s advice and practical approach has resulted in us being able to file over 55 patent applications in more than a dozen countries, over the past seven years. That is an invaluable result for a company like BiSN and we are delighted with the service Forresters has provided.
Paul Carragher, Chief Executive – BiSN
Over the last 7 years Capsicum in its various guises has used Matthew Shaw and his team at Forresters to support, advise and protect the rights we have built up in brands and intellectual property. From advising on brand ideas, clearance on these brands through to complicated patent advice, applications and then ongoing management of these rights, I have found Forresters and Matt’s team to be professional, timely and great value. I am proud to describe Forresters as a trusted partner and look forward to many more opportunities to work together.
Rupert Swallow, Chief Executive Officer – Capsicum Re
East End Foods Plc
My company employs Forresters’ services in relation to IP Protection and registration. We work closely with Matthew Shaw who is ethical and knowledgeable in his approach, to ensure my company and its brand and IP remain protected in the imitative, challenging global competitive environment.
Jason Wouhra, Director and Company Secretary – East End Foods Plc
Manuscript Pen Company Ltd
Manuscript chose to work with Forresters to help guide our company during an important transitional phase. As we go through an exciting period of worldwide growth it is vital to ensure our brand is fully protected.
Our primary contact has been Matthew Shaw, and he has ensured very efficient handling of all matters from trade mark registration (domestic and international) through to advice on product copyright.
We are grateful to Matthew and his team and will doubtless continue calling on his and their expertise for years to come.
Charles Stockbridge, Managing Director – Manuscript Pen Company Ltd
Chase Distillery Ltd
We have always found Forresters to be commercially minded, very competent and timely in looking after our intellectual property which is so important to our business.
Brabham Branding Ltd
Forresters have been looking after our trade marks for a number of years and we couldn’t be happier with the service, dedication and professionalism they provide. As I have a global brand which is very personal, I have to be sure it is well protected and using Forresters gives me that comfort.
David Brabham, Director – Brabham Branding Ltd