A firm that is genuinely different from others

Progressive, modern and entrepreneurial lawyers

Grounded in strong values and a sense of identity

We do what’s needed and to make a difference

Approachable, collaborative and straightforward


A firm that is genuinely different from others


Progressive, modern and entrepreneurial lawyers


Grounded in strong values and a sense of identity


We do what’s needed and to make a difference


Approachable, collaborative and straightforward


Barnes IP is changing the way intellectual property legal services are delivered; we don’t stick to traditions but are committed to proactively improving our services.


growth in European patent applications (174,317)


growth in European patents granted (127,625)


growth in UK patent applications (5,736)

*Source: European Patent Office 2018 Annual Report

We’re experts in IP strategies and processes (legal advice and execution), contractual and corporate advice relating to IP, patent application and portfolio management, plus IP protection and litigation. Our refreshingly different, integrated approach makes Barnes IP stand out from the crowd.



At Barnes IP, we not only bring market-leading legal expertise but technical and scientific training, experience and insight. Our patent attorneys are experts in securing patent rights globally; quicker than many of the traditional firms.

Registered designs


It isn’t enough just to focus on the finished product. We believe the protection of designs – whether the appearance of the whole or a part of your product – can play an important part in your commercial growth and success.

Trade marks


Protecting your brand is one of the cornerstones of a robust IP strategy. That’s why we help many of our clients, including start-ups, SMEs and multinationals, in a wide range of industries, to protect their brands and trademark portfolios.

Trade secrets


We could say that our advice in this field is a trade secret… but we think that understanding the difference between how to protect IP rights and trade secrets is an often overlooked – and vitally important – area of expertise.

IP enforcement, litigation & defence


Facing IP litigation and defence can be an unwelcome distraction; at Barnes IP we want to free you up to carry on with growing your business, knowing you have an expert team fighting your corner.

IP legal services


Understanding the legal ways in which IP rights can be bought, sold and licensed can be a bit of a minefield without an expert legal team on your side.

IP transactions and due diligence


We provide a comprehensive due diligence service, ensuring you can be confident when making decisions about a particular company, product or service.

Brand management


We can help your brand reach the right audience, with a range of creative strategies to deliver your big ideas.

Our clients value our integrity and understanding of what they’re trying to achieve, both at a scientific and commercial level.

Often our clients fear they won’t be able to protect their IP without burning money and wading through a complicated disconnect between the law and commercial practicalities; we work hard to take this worry away. We consider ourselves to be on a journey with our clients; we’re committed to being there for the long-haul, finding ways to make things possible, even if others say it can’t be done.


"What you're ideally looking for when you work with an IP attorney is a team that has a deep understanding of the domain you're in, is diligent in exploring the opportunities for protecting your IP, but is also dead practical in their advice. Barnes IP is all those things and more. They are also just a bunch of lovely and efficient folks to work with."

Daniel Ng, CyberOwl

Our Team

Founded and led by veteran IP expert, Philip Barnes, Barnes IP is fast establishing a name for itself as one of the most innovative, commercially-minded niche IP teams in the sector.
Phil at desk

Windsor Office

Castle Hill House, 12 Castle Hill, Windsor, SL4 1PD, United Kingdom

London Office

8 Hermitage Street, London, W2 1BE, United Kingdom

Hong Kong Office

Level 15, The Hong Kong Club Building, 3A Chater Road, Central, Hong Kong

Malta Office

The Hub Workspace, Triq San Andrija, San Gwann SGN 1612, Malta

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