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Patent & Trade Mark Attorneys

Sanderson & Co. was founded in 1956 by Laurie Sanderson. Since then, the firm has established itself as a highly effective partner for clients all over the world. The firm moved again in March 2016 to the Knowledge Gateway at the University of Essex.

Senior Partner, James Sanderson, says, “With the planned opening of the University Innovation Centre this is an exciting opportunity to be at the centre of a hub of new technology companies.”

New name. New look. New faces. Same great service.

l-r Jerry Walder, James Sanderson, Andrea Salin and Caroline Ward.October 2018 saw the launch of a new name and a new look for the firm. Sandersons worked with Mackman Group to develop a new brand identity which reflects our status as a traditional firm with a progressive approach to protecting our clients’ intellectual property assets.

Intellectual Property Services

Our team of patent and trade mark attorneys is based in Colchester in Essex and offers comprehensive intellectual property services, both nationally and internationally.

  • Patent Prosecution
    Specialist patent application drafting and filing services across the UK, Europe and worldwide.
  • Trade Mark Registration
    Representing your interests to ensure that your trade marks are protected from infringement.
  • Design Registration
    Offering an easy and affordable way to get your designs registered in the UK and worldwide.
  • IP Searches & Watching
    Preventing the infringement of your competitor’s intellectual property rights.
  • Renewals
    Actively monitoring the status of your IP rights and managing renewal dates.
  • IP Advice & Strategy
    Working strategically to obtain and maintain the correct IP rights for your business.
  • IP Portfolio Management
    Monitoring and managing your IP protection to ensure it continues to be effective.
  • IP Due Diligence
    Identifying and assessing which IP rights are owned or licensed by a company.
  • IP Oppositions
    Aligning potential oppositions or appeals with your commercial aims and requirements.

Our team has vast experience in handling litigation at many levels including European patent oppositions and appeals, European Community Trade Mark (CTM) oppositions and appeals, and infringement actions here and abroad.

Through the European Patent Convention (EPC) we can obtain patents in up to 31 European territories via a single application. We also operate under the Patent Co-operation Treaty (PCT), which enables applicants to obtain protection in over 100 countries worldwide from the same initial application.

As well as working with clients in Essex and East Anglia we also boast a strong international client base with a client list that extends around the world.


What our Clients think

"We have been working with Sandersons for a number of years now since our formation. They have been extremely helpful in protecting and enforcing our rights. We very much enjoy working with them - they are friendly and approachable and have an excellent understanding of the issues faced by internet businesses."
Alex Chesterman 
Founder & CEO - Zoopla Property Group Ltd.

“They are absolutely superb – they have done a great job for us. They are responsive and know what they are doing. I don’t hesitate in putting anything into their hands. Their pricing is realistic and the service is great. I have total confidence in them.”

Frank Kaufhold,
Managing Director - UTEL

“Sandersons are a highly productive and professional team of Patent Attorney's. Working with integrity and straight honest communication, they get the job done and we have no hesitation in recommending them to all that require the services of patent application services.”

Rehabilitation and Conditioning Specialist - Verti-Run Ltd


Contact us

T: 01206 571187

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A: Unit 2 Block D, Knowledge Gateway, Nesfield Road, Colchester, Essex, CO4 3ZL.