London has been of central importance to the patent and trade mark profession for many years, having provided a home for the UK Patent Office and the British Library's unrivalled collection of patents and related literature. London is also home to many research institutions of worldwide renown, and is at the hub of the economies of the UK and the European Union.
Abel & Imray has had an office in London since the firm was founded in 1871. The office works directly with clients in the UK, many other European countries, and all over the world, and has extensive links with associates throughout the industrialized world.
The London office provides a comprehensive patent and trade mark service and handles work in all technologies, including engineering, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, electronics, optics and computing. The office also handles other intellectual property matters, notably designs and related copyright issues.
The office is situated in the heart of London, in close proximity to many of the leading solicitors, barristers and accountants specializing in intellectual property matters. The London branch of the Patent Office and the Law Courts are also nearby. The central London location facilitates access to and from all of the airports and other major transport links serving London and the South East of England, making the European Patent Office and the Office for Harmonisation in the Internal Market (OHIM) readily accessible for attendance at hearings and interviews.