Overseas Attorney

As a leading European intellectual property firm, Gill Jennings & Every has developed strong relationships with patent and trade mark attorneys all over the world. We are trusted to manage their European and British intellectual property matters, from filing and prosecuting patents, trade marks and designs, to handling high-value opposition cases.

We listen closely to our overseas attorney clients to understand the issues that are most important to them and tailor our approach to meet their needs. We provide timely receipt acknowledgement and reporting to ensure that they can meet the demands of their own valuable local clients. As one of the UK’s top 10 PCT filers, filing well over 140 PCT applications a year, alongside filing over 300 non-domestic trade mark applications, we know how such an approach can help when handling large numbers of foreign filings for our own local clients and apply what we have learnt to our incoming agency work.

Although we prefer to take a proactive, strategic approach when dealing with IP matters, providing analysis and advice where appropriate, we are equally happy to act solely on your instructions.

Regardless of our involvement, we guarantee all of our clients the following:

Experienced Practitioners

  • Our patent and trade mark attorneys are able to handle all technologies
  • We use our in-depth experience of both European and UK prosecution and opposition practice to inform prosecution strategy
  • Your administration is handled by a team of qualified IP paralegals

Clear Communication

  • Our recommendations are to the point and delivered in plain English
  • Reporting levels are managed to suit your needs


  • A competitive, clear fee structure
  • Flexibility in invoicing to meet your needs and those of your client

High Quality Service

  • We provide a pre-filing review by an attorney at no extra cost
  • We handle your matters in accordance with your requirements
  • We coordinate EP validations using a network of local attorneys at special negotiated rates and can provide guaranteed cost estimates in relation to this


  • Immediate acknowledgement of instructions
  • Same day filing where necessary
  • Immediate reporting and invoicing of new applications with filing details
  • Rapid reporting of office actions


  • We invest heavily in training our people and in our systems
  • Integrated document management, docketing and e-communication systems
  • We work with you to develop operating procedures tailored to meet your specific needs
  • We pride ourselves on our firm-wide consistency in client communications

We are regular attendees at AIPPI, AIPLA, APPA, FICPI, INTA, and Marques and regularly visit North America, China, Japan and South Korea on business.

For more information on how GJE can work with you, contact us via +44 (0)20 7655 8500 or via gje@gje.com.

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