Intellectual Property Services in High Wycombe – Patents, Trademarks & Design Protection

Downing IP are an Intellectual Property firm based in Beaconsfield near High Wycombe. We specialise in Patents, Trademarks and Design Protection for companies from small start-ups to multi-national companies based in High Wycombe and the Buckinghamshire area.

Our patent attorneys and trade mark attorneys work closely with businesses to protect your ideas and produce effective and affordable strategies for protecting your brand, invention or design. Our experts are on hand to provide advice where needed and our aim is to ensure we protect our client’s interests at all times.

We provide Intellectual Property (IP) Services to High Wycombe businesses which include:


There are many types of ideas and inventions you can patent including; a new product, a new and useful industrial or technical process, a new application of a scientific theory, and certain types of computer programs, to name a few.

In order for your patent application to be considered, you need to file an application clearly highlighting the unique aspects of your invention. You also need to detail how the invention is made or manufactured and this is how Downing IP can help. We can help at every stage of the patent process and more importantly ensure all requirements have been met.

We work with many companies in the High Wycombe area who want to ensure that the invention, product or idea they wish to patent gets the best possible protection in the countries where they intend to market it.

FInd out more about our Patent Services.

Trademark Registration

Downing IP are specialists in Trademarks and many businesses in High Wycombe call upon Downing IP to help with all aspects of trade mark registration and protection.

There is currently no legal requirement to register a Trademark. But if you want to protect your brand we highly recommend you Trademark your logo, symbol, design or words. Trademarks are also important assets to your business as they help to identify you to your customers.

The first step when applying for a Trademark is to check that it is not already registered or that there is not anything similar already registered. We will search marks to clear them for use, help you to choose which mark or marks to register and for which goods and/or services.

If you want to protect your Trademark in other countries than the UK you will need to apply to each country individually as trademark laws vary, this is an area Downing IP know well.

Find out more about our Trademark Services.

Design Protection

If you’re a company based in High Wycombe looking to protect your products design then Downing can help.

The purpose of protecting your design is to stop others from copying it or encroaching too closely with their own designs. The protection of your design will be based on its aesthetic features including:

  • The appearance
  • The physical shape
  • The configuration
  • The decoration

While most or all aspects of your products might be entirely original, as Intellectual Property experts our skill lies in helping to recognise the design features that should be emphasised, in order to ensure the best and most comprehensive protection for your product.

Obtaining Registered Design Protection demands an application that is thorough, organised and filed in advance of a design coming onto the market. This is one of the many reasons why speaking to an Intellectual Property expert is strongly advised.

Find out more about our Design Protection Services.

If you’re a company in High Wycombe or the local area and looking for confidential advice on trademarks, patents or design protection, you can contact one our IP specialists on 01494 422626 or fill in our online contact form.

High Wycombe is a thriving business economy with over 9,000 businesses operating in the area and 10 new development sites available for existing and new businesses to set up. With more and more business start-ups there has become a growing need for Intellectual Property experts like Downing IP to support new and current businesses in High Wycombe, who want to protect their business idea or product.

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