Beck Greener



Company Profile

Beck Greener is a well-respected London based firm of attorneys practising in patents, trade marks, designs and copyright. Alongside filing and prosecuting applications, the firm provides advice, information and assistance relating to all aspects of registered and unregistered intellectual property (IP).

Beck Greener’s experience and expertise in trade marks is recognised by the industry.  The firm is amongst the Top 20 filers of British Trade Mark Applications in the country, and in the Top 5 for appearances at oral hearings.  In addition, partners Ian Bartlett and Rowland Buehrlen both appear in the Top 10 of the list of trade mark attorneys and solicitors by appearance at hearings before the UK Intellectual Property Office (ITMA Review, Issue 422, December 2015 /January 2016). 

Most of the Registered Trade Mark Attorneys at the firm hold law degrees, many of whom also qualified as solicitors or barristers.  This legal background, and the presence of IP Litigators, allows us to provide clients with the focussed, robust legal advice they need to be able to grow and maintain their brands effectively, and has given us an enviable record before both the British and European trade mark offices, and in the courts. 

The trade mark department works with clients across a number of commercial sectors and of various sizes.  We represent large multinationals and internationally famous brands, alongside small businesses and sole traders, in fields as diverse as telecommunications, publishing, TV production, medical devices, fashion, household appliances, haircare, financial services and retail.  Regardless of size or field of business, the team is adept at meeting the specific needs of clients, and providing a tailored service to accommodate their requirements.

Our Services

Intellectual Property protection is of paramount importance to any business.  We do much more than simply protect and register trade marks.  Our legal and technical skills, alongside years of experience, enable us to guide you from initial concepts to commercial success.  We are concerned not just with legal advice but also with commercial relevance, ensuring that our clients use our services to make maximum impact in the marketplace.  

Types of Work Undertaken

We file and prosecute applications to register trade marks in the UK Intellectual Property Office (UKIPO), and at OHIM, which administers European Community Trade Marks.  We also represent clients applying for International registrations under the Madrid system.  Further, using firms of foreign attorneys, we file and prosecute cases abroad.  We also advise and act in relation to trade mark opposition and enforcement. 

Our trade mark services include:

  • Strategic portfolio management
  • Searching, due diligence and risk management
  • Drafting specifications of goods and services
  • Filing and prosecution of trade mark applications
  • Filing and prosecuting oppositions, and invalidity and revocation actions
  • Enforcement of rightsMaintenance of registered IP rights
  • Litigation and advising in IP disputes
  • Transactional advice and documentation including assignments and licences.
  • Renewals

Designs / Copyright

Our attorneys advise on unregistered design rights, industrial design and copyright.  We register designs at the UK Designs Registry and act before OHIM for European Community Designs, which can provide cost-effective protection for the whole of the EU.  We arrange for national and international registration of designs throughout the world, and act for clients in respect of infringement matters, whether for the rights owner or the defendant.


We act in all matters relating to patent prosecution, maintenance and enforcement.  As well as preparing, filing and prosecuting patent applications in the UK and European Patent Offices, we arrange for the filing of non-UK national patent applications through local attorneys in most countries around the world, and oversee the prosecution of applications to grant.  Also we act in patent infringement negotiations and litigation, and provide patent clearance advice and/or prior art searches where appropriate.


For further information please visit our website at

You can contact us on +44 (0) 207 693 5600 or email us at

Beck Greener
Patent & Trade Mark Attorneys
Fulwood House
12 Fulwood Place
Tel: +44 (0) 207 693 5600
Fax: +44 (0) 207 693 5601


For Trade Mark matters:
Ian Bartlett

Rowland Buehrlen

For Patent / Design matters:
Avi Freeman

Chartered & European Patent Attorneys | Trade Mark Attorneys | IP Litigators