Mewburn Ellis

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Mewburn Ellis LLP is a limited liability partnership and is one of the UK's largest firms[1][2] of Chartered Patent Attorneys, European Patent Attorneys, European Trade Mark Attorneys and European Design Attorneys, with offices in London, Bristol, Manchester and Cambridge.

It has around 60 qualified patent and trade mark attorneys, including 40 partners.

The firm’s main practice areas include chemistry, electronics, computing, telecommunications, mechanical engineering and trade marks as well as a large biotechnology and pharmaceutical practice.

Mewburn Ellis LLP is featured in the Legal 500 directory (Legalease Ltd, 2016, London)[3][4][5] and the Chambers directory.[1]


The firm of Mewburn Ellis LLP has its roots in the partnership of John Clayton Mewburn and George Beloe Ellis which was formed in the 1860s under the name of Mewburn Ellis & Co. John Mewburn Clayton was a signatory of the Royal Charter granted to the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys in 1891.[6] Since that time, six members of the Ellis family have been partners in the firm, including George Ellis's daughter, Margaret Dixon, who was the first woman to practise as a UK patent agent. The last of the Ellis family to work in the firm retired in 1988, although the firm still bears the name of the founding partners.[7]


  • London
  • Bristol
  • Manchester
  • Cambridge

Publications and Articles[edit]

Patent attorneys from Mewburn Ellis have featured in or written various news articles about the patent attorney profession and IP issues,[8] including in national newspapers such as The Independent [9][10] and The Times[11][12] as well as in scientific journals.[13]

'MewsNews' is Mewburn Ellis's regular IP newsletter.


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