Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) play a major role in the global economy, representing about 90 per cent of businesses worldwide.

With a leaner, more agile operational infrastructure they are often able to benefit from a significant pace of innovation and growth. However, amid all this opportunity, we understand how difficult it can be to rise to the challenge with limited budgets and people resources.

Too often, SMEs miss opportunities to maximise the commercial potential of their innovation - from lucrative licensing deals to patentable products that could create new market opportunities. This can be avoided by thinking about the intellectual property implications of each major business decision.

Establishing robust IP is critical for smaller enterprises, with joint research from the European Patent Office and European Intellectual Property Office revealing that SMEs using intellectual property rights are more likely to achieve high growth.

We have a real passion for working with SMEs, ensuring IP becomes an active force within growing businesses so they can capitalise on every IP-related opportunity to generate income. We are experienced in helping our clients to not only secure their rights, but also use them to attract investment and forge valuable commercial partnerships that will see them scale up and thrive.

Our specialists have proven track records in helping businesses like yours to succeed. We even sit on the board of management for some of our SME clients - essentially, we want to be fully embedded in your team, sharing your vision and putting our expertise to work to ensure you achieve your commercial goals.