Scintilla is a firm of European Patent Attorneys and UK Chartered Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys.

We get to know your business and use that understanding to craft and maintain intellectual property portfolios which create real commercial value.

We can also defend your position against the competition, whether you need to establish freedom to operate, keep an eye on the competitive landscape, or monitor the market for brand infringements.

We work in the following areas:


Our patent attorneys and trainees each have a background in science or engineering, most to PhD level, meaning that we can dive deep into the details and engage with scientists, engineers and inventors to understand how each specific invention works.

Our emphasis on clear communication, our inquisitive nature, and determination to solve complex problems means that we craft patents that cover every angle and provide you with the optimal protection.

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  • Semiconductors
  • Photonics
  • Software
  • Telecoms
  • Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
  • Space
  • Clean Tech
  • Energy & Renewables
  • Medical Devices

Trade Marks

Our chartered trade mark attorney team provides expert and practical guidance on all things branding.  At the early stages we can carry out freedom to operate assessments to check if your chosen brand is free to use in the territories where you want to use it. We can then assist you in protecting your brand worldwide, through our extensive network of connections in all major industrial economies (and most minor ones!), and in monitoring and enforcing your rights.  Furthermore, we can deliver these services via our innovative subscription-based fixed fee service plans which put you in control of your IP budgets and help avoid surprises.

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  • Food and Drink
  • Fast-moving consumer goods
  • Fashion
  • Technology and Software
  • Financial and Professional Services

Registered Designs

Good product design is a crucial ingredient for success in a competitive market. A registered design (called a “Design Patent” in the USA) protects the outward appearance of a product. Designs are relatively cheap and quick to obtain compared with patents, and so can be a vital tool for protecting your distinctive reputation.

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  • Consumer electronics
  • Fashion
  • Automotive
  • Furniture and home decor
  • Industrial design
  • Packaging
  • Medical devices

Trade Secrets

We advise on protection of trade secrets, but also can help with software tools to create an IP Asset Register that will contain metadata about your trade secrets and help you manage them, as well as providing consultancy to help you put in place appropriate contracts and processes to safely guard your trade secrets.

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  • Technology
  • Life Sciences
  • Manufacturing
  • Food and Drink
  • Energy
  • Telecoms
  • Financial and professional services

“Following our recent work completed by Scintilla, I would like to thank Peter and the team for the professionalism whilst preparing our patent application for our Off Grid Power solution and look forward to working with you in the future.”

Paul Brooks Snr, CCL