Withers & Rogers LLP

Firm history

Withers & Rogers is one of Europe’s largest dedicated IP law firms, with offices in London, Paris and Munich, as well as three other regional offices in the United Kingdom. Established more than 130 years ago, the firm remains as passionate as ever about making intellectual property work to the clients’ best advantage. Today, clients include many renowned, innovative organisations from across Europe, North America and Asia.

Specialist teams

Withers & Rogers has four core practice groups:

  • advanced engineering;
  • electronics, computing and physics;
  • life sciences and chemistry; and
  • trademarks.

The firm has an outstanding breadth and depth of experience and expertise, with more than 100 patent and trademark professionals. In addition to the core practice groups, the firm has a number of specialist groups, enabling it to pool industry knowledge and bring added value for its clients.

All of Withers & Rogers’ patent and trademark attorneys are selected on the basis of excellent academic achievement and industry knowledge. Along with the firm’s registered design attorneys, they advise on the protection and enforcement of IP rights for inventions, brands and designs. Withers & Rogers has extensive commercial and industrial experience, and the team’s technical expertise spans all major technologies.

A comprehensive service

Withers & Rogers offers a comprehensive service that extends to both securing IP rights – such as patents, trademark and design registrations for the United Kingdom, Europe and further afield – and advising on their exploitation and enforcement.

Withers & Rogers is most renowned for its work in strategic intellectual property. The firm builds strategies for clients that embrace critical areas such as innovation culture, due diligence, freedom to operate, invention management and patent mapping, to name only a few.

Withers & Rogers Renewals, a sister firm of Withers & Rogers, handles renewals on behalf of its clients, enabling them to devote more time to other parts of their business. The renewals team serves a global client base across a huge variety of industries and the network of local patent attorneys and renewal agents around the world gives it truly global reach.

Alongside this, the firm provides proactive support functions that help clients keep track of their intellectual property, stay on top of maintenance and remain in control of cost. This ensures that clients receive a service that delivers both technical excellence and commercial insight.


The firm’s trademark group is made up of a very experienced team that is consistently ranked among the top ten UK firms for UK and European trademark filings. It represents clients across a wide variety of sectors, but has particular expertise advising in the luxury goods and fashion, food and drink and cosmetics industries.

One of the group’s key strengths is understanding business strategy. Members of the team have previously worked as in-house trademark attorneys and are well placed to advise on portfolio management. The firm also has experience advising clients on implementing working strategies to maximise commercial gain from inventions, while keeping costs to a minimum. A number of its clients require a flexible approach to handling their portfolios, including maintaining their databases for them.

International by nature

A truly international practice, Withers & Rogers maintains an established worldwide network of contacts including both trusted foreign IP law firms and direct clients.

With attorneys fluent in most of the official European languages, together with the Munich office and recently opened Paris office, Withers & Rogers is ideally positioned to work with any European jurisdiction.

Contact details

Withers & Rogers LLP
2 London Bridge
United Kingdom

Professional contacts

Other offices

  • Bristol; Leamington Spa; Munich; Paris; Sheffield