James Love Legal

James Love Legal

Law Practice Specialising in UK and international Intellectual Property

About us

Described by Chambers Directory as definitely at the top end of the market, James Love Legal Limited is a law firm specialising in all forms of Intellectual Property (IP). We help businesses protect and exploit their products, ideas, brands and inventions. Established in 2006, we have a broad international client base covering a wide range of market sectors.

Our senior advisors are leaders in their field with an international reputation; Chambers Directory recognises we are instructed directly by organisations who require the very highest levels of expertise.

Said to be particularly impressive by the Legal 500, we pride ourselves on the quality of our advice and our personal service. Because we specialise only in Intellectual Property and Information Technology law, we have a high level of knowledge in this field.

We act for a wide variety of clients, from multinational corporations, with turnovers amounting to many billions of dollars, to SMEs, famous celebrities, and individual inventors, some of whom have featured on the TV Series Dragons' Den.

The reputation of our attorneys means they have an established record of being invited to speak at conferences for the profession and industry, including both nationally and internationally and including on the same platform as government ministers. They have also been asked for their views on national television and radio, and our practice has featured in such diverse publications as the Financial Times and the South China Morning Post.

Without any reduction in quality, we can offer competitive rates as we are based outside London near to Leeds in the North of England, recognised as being the UK's premier legal region outside London. Our clients, though, are based across the UK and around the world. We regularly make international trips to stay in touch with our clients and network of international contacts.

"heavyweight patent litigator"

Chambers Directory

"regularly represents clients in the High Court"

Legal 500

"pure IP practice covering the gamut of related issues"

Chambers Directory

"strong credentials in international matters"

Legal 500

"particularly well known for technology work"

Chambers Directory

"recommended for contentious work"

Legal 500

"good understanding of clients"

Chambers Directory

"strong pragmatist"

Legal 500

"real-world perspective on advice"

Chambers Directory

"efficient working relationship with clients"

Chambers Directory

"highly regarded"

Chambers Directory

"prompt, effective and clear advice"

Chambers Directory

"total confidence"

Chambers Directory

"really knows the material"

Chambers Directory

Our Services

We specialise in Intellectual Property and Information Technology law such as:

  • Patents
  • Trade Marks
  • Registered Designs
  • Unregistered Design Right
  • Copyright
  • Database Right
  • Confidentiality
  • Passing Off
  • Software

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Examples of advice provided by our expert lawyers:

  • Searches and Registration of Trade Marks
  • Registration of Designs
  • Drafting and Negotiation of Contracts
  • Enforcement of rights
  • Intellectual Property Litigation
  • IP Protection Strategy
  • Defending Infringement Claims
  • Training

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For many projects we can offer Fixed Fees agreed in advance, such as trade mark and design registrations, or contract drafting.

"an extremely professional organisation who provide a value for money service that I think we would find difficult to match elsewhere"

Carl Pate, FD,
Quantum Clothing Group

"makes the effort to understand our industry, providing expert, responsive patent advice, founded on technical knowledge"

Ann Critchell-Ward,
IP Counsel & Vice President
Intellectual Property Operations,

"they were very responsive and conscious of our inexperience in IP legal matters and successfully guided us through what were very stressful times to achieve the best resolution to a very thorny problem"

Mark Buyers, MD, Omega Completion Technology,
Oil industry developer and manufacturer

"their advice was prompt, clear and understandable throughout"

Jenny Warburton, Company Secretary,
Rightmove Group

"understands the true "nature" of computer software, the internet and the electronic world"

Jim Bryce, Commercial Director,
Serif software

"dedicated a great deal of effort to understand our business inside out, which has allowed us to trust the advice on an array of queries and contracts"

Kevin Flood, CEO,

"probably one of the best Patent, Trademark & Copyright Lawyers in the world"

Reg Atkinson, Creative thinker and public speaker

"real expert in the field and a wealth of experience - no hesitation in recommending - Great Results, Personable, Expert"

Andrew Baker, MD,
Rights tv

"as a healthcare business involved in R&D, obtaining knowledgeable ip legal advice is a priority. James Love Legal gave us this advice in a practical and helpful way at competitive rates"

Richard Wilson, MD,

"we are 100% satisfied"

Heather Parry, MD, Fodder,
Yorkshire Event Centre

"as a German software company (a technology leader in content management systems) expanding into the UK, we needed to feel confident that our rights were being adequately protected in this new market. James Love Legal provided this confidence as part of a specialist responsive and user-friendly service"

Robert Bredlau, Director,
e-Spirit AG

"sheer depth of knowledge is exceptional to a level one might expect from one of the big city firms - I recommend them very highly without hesitation"

Tony Franks, MD, Little Impressions,
international franchisor

Why Us?

Expert Specialists

Our senior attorneys are:

  • Highly qualified lawyers with many years' experience
  • Specialists purely in IP & IT law
  • Former heads of departments in major international law firms
  • Regular speakers at recognised industry conferences
  • Members or on committees of specialist professional bodies

"Sheer depth of knowledge"
Legal 500


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Personal Service

Being a niche practice, we provide:

  • Attentive service tailored to client requirements
  • A stable team
  • Value for money
  • Flexibility and efficiency
  • Clear, practical, direct advice from senior lawyers

"Superb professional and personal skills"
Chambers Directory

"Good understanding of clients"
Chambers Directory


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Track Record

Operating since 2006, we have achieved:

  • Top ratings in independent legal directories
  • High success rate, including High Court Patent Litigation
  • Glowing testimonials
  • Numerous awards

"Formidable track record"
Chambers Directory

"Strong at patent and trade mark litigation, and international work"
Legal 500

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We are authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA) who have described us as having a strong service ethic with high levels of service.