In today's global economy, companies and organizations looking to protect their ideas and innovations need clear guidance, creative strategies, and a law firm with global intellectual property (IP) experience. Finnegan advises clients on the latest changes to IP law and assists them with obtaining, enforcing, and leveraging their IP rights. With more than 350 U.S. and European professionals focused solely on IP―plus an additional 500 support staff, including legal assistants, docketing, research, litigation support, and information technology specialists―Finnegan has the capacity and depth of experience to hit the ground running with virtually any technology or legal issue.

Our commitment to a European IP practice

Finnegan established its European office in Brussels, Belgium in 1993. In November 2013, the office relocated to London, one of the main centers of IP practice in Europe, and a central location that allows us to work side-by-side with our clients. Our London-based professionals can answer clients' questions in real-time, meet with them in person, and address all of their IP challenges. The lawyers and European patent and trade mark attorneys in our office are multicultural and multilingual, and can represent clients in matters both in Europe and the United States. In addition to the professionals we have resident in London, we have more than twenty lawyers in our U.S. offices who focus primarily on assisting European companies with U.S. IP law issues.

The professionals in our London office have active practices at the European Patent Office (EPO), the U.K Intellectual Property Office (UKIPO), the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO), UK Courts and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), and they possess a keen understanding of the diversity of laws and practice among the European national systems. This knowledge of the European legal system and how it differs from that in the United States allows us to effectively counsel our clients on a full range of IP issues and to find cohesive solutions tailored to the needs of companies with global intellectual property interests.

Providing educational opportunities throughout Europe

Finnegan routinely sponsors, hosts, and presents at conferences and seminars throughout Europe. Since 2010, we have hosted an annual webinar series focused on issues of particular relevance to European companies. In 2011, we introduced an annual seminar series also focused on timely, relevant issues of interest to European companies.

Our attorneys are actively involved in the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA); Licensing Executives Society International (LESI) and LES Benelux; German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (GRUR); Norwegian Industrial Property Association (NIPO); Association of Patent & Trademark Attorneys in Italian Industry (AICIPI); International Property Owners Association (IPO); International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys (FICPI); Association Internationale pour la Protection de la Propriete Intellectuelle (AIPPI); International Bar Association; International Chamber of Commerce, Intellectual Property Institute; and MARQUES Association of European Trademark Owners.


Cornell, Clare
Partner, European Trade Mark and Patent Attorney
+44 (0)20 7864 2815

Hyden, Martin
Partner, European Patent Attorney
+44 (0)20 7864 2810

Tridico, Anthony
+44 (0)20 7864 2888