History

Celebrating the past, looking to the future.

Our roots are very much in the world of intellectual property. In 1871, Messrs Abel and Imray – both engineers and founding members of the Institute of Patent Agents – established our firm of patent attorneys in London. 

Over the next 110 years, our reputation and client base grew. Until, in the 1980s, a wealth of work from the South West called for a second office to be opened in Bath. From that point we continued to expand, branching out to Cardiff in the early 2000s. And we have a base in Munich where we prepare for European Patent Office hearings. 

Today, our size is our strength. We’re big enough to offer wide-ranging experience and legal expertise, but with a small-firm mentality that means we give each of our clients a personalised service.