We act for a number of clients operating in the plant or agricultural industry on a wide range of matters.

Our work includes advising owners of plant variety rights on the validity, enforcement and exploitation of novel plant variety rights, including the use of customs enforcement proceedings, negotiation of licensing arrangements or evaluating the competition landscape, Bristows has a deep understanding of the legal issues affecting companies operating in this space. We also have a deep understanding of the science involved as many of our lawyers have science degrees including biology and biochemistry.

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What others say

“They show good judgement, are excellent in execution and are congenial company too.”

Chambers and Partners 2020

“They have a really well-structured team and are quick to understand the science.”

Chambers and Partners 2020

“The team members are smart, decent and friendly – they have a good culture and traditions.”

Chambers and Partners 2020

“A leading destination for advice with regard to digital health and medtech, and associated data privacy issues.”

Chambers and Partners 2020

“Superb patent litigation and IP practice”

Chambers and Partners 2020

Recent rankings and awards

Life Sciences – Band 1
Chambers and Partners UK 2019

Life Sciences: IP/Patent Litigation - Band 1
Chambers and Partners UK 2019

Life Sciences: Transactional - Band 2
Chambers and Partners UK 2019

Pharmaceuticals and Biotechnology - Top tier
Legal 500 2019

Life Sciences - Band 3
Chambers and Partners Europe 2019