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Who We Are

J A Kemp is a leading firm of European Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys. We combine independent thinking with collective excellence in all that we do.

The technical and legal knowledge that we apply to the protection of our clients’ patents is outstanding in its breadth and depth. With around 100 science and technology graduates in the firm, including 50 PhDs, no area of science or technology is outside our scope. Our Patent Attorneys have collective in-depth expertise in patent law and procedure in every country of the world.

The team of professionals who advise our clients on trade mark and design matters have backgrounds in major international law firms and hold qualifications as Chartered UK Trade Mark Attorneys, Solicitors and European Trade Mark Professional Representatives. Dedicated to this specialist area of intellectual property protection, the team has the expertise and resources to protect trade marks and designs in any market worldwide.

Our offices are located in LondonParisOxfordCambridge and Munich. Our clients are based throughout the world.

We are ranked in tier 1 by all major legal and intellectual property directories.

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What We Do

Our European and UK Patent Attorneys draft, file and prosecute patent applications in Europe and worldwide. J A Kemp has a global reputation for its expertise in handling patent oppositions and appeals before the European Patent Office. We also obtain patent protection in national markets, including the UK. We add value to our clients’ business by advising on patent strategy and the management of patent portfolios in individual countries, regionally or worldwide.

Our trade mark specialists advise on trade mark selection and strategy. J A Kemp is known for its track record of success in filing, defending and opposing trade mark applications in Europe and throughout the world. We are adept both at securing trade mark protection in national markets and at managing filing and prosecution programmes on a regional or global scale.

We handle all aspects of design protection within Europe and worldwide.

We provide expert litigation support services for intellectual property matters before the European and UK authorities and in the relevant courts and appeal courts.

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Our Values

At J A Kemp we are known for our independent thinking and collective excellence. And we recognise that diversity of thought is vital in building and maintaining our collective excellence. We are therefore committed to promoting and sustaining cultures and working practices which promote equality, diversity and inclusion in our workplace. We believe that these attitudes not only contribute to the collective creativity and quality that is valued by our clients, but also generate a supportive and welcoming workplace for our employees.

We strive to ensure that everyone at J A Kemp, regardless of background, is valued and respected – so that everyone can be themselves and feel that they belong. This includes providing opportunities for all to thrive and to develop their talents and skills to fulfil their potential, whatever role they play within our firm.

We are committed to equality within our workplace. We encourage openness and transparency and seek to minimise and eliminate the effects of unconscious bias in order to provide equal opportunities based on merit in both recruitment and career progression. We have taken positive steps to change our practices, to reduce the possibility of unconscious bias affecting our decisions.

Providing a working environment where our employees are happy and healthy – including their mental health – is also important to us. We have put in place a working group to consider issues of mental health and wellbeing, which includes representation from across the firm. We also have a number of trained mental health first aiders who are available where support is needed.

We recognise that there is always more that can be done. Our own diversity and inclusion group, chaired by partner Amanda Simons, considers how we are doing as a firm and where we might improve, as well as contributing to ongoing further initiatives. We are also signatories to the IP Inclusive Charter. The Charter represents our public commitment to the principles of equality, diversity and inclusion. By signing the Charter, we demonstrate our commitment in this area to prospective employees, clients and business partners alike.