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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Robert Burrows

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What others say

“Bristows has brilliant IP lawyers that understand the intricacies of patent disputes and transactions, particularly in the TMT and life sciences sectors.”

MIP IP Stars, 2020

“Bristows has met and exceeded our standards and expectations.”

Chambers and Partners Global 2020

“My overall impression of the firm is excellent”

Chambers and Partners Global 2020

“Bristows has a particular strength in advising on issues related to biotech and digital health platforms, as well as dealing with a range of data protection issues for health companies.”

Chambers and Partners Global 2020

“The firm’s dynamic range of expertise on legal and regulatory issues related to science-heavy industries has positioned it as an important international adviser for many companies involved at the intersection of health and technology.”

Chambers and Partners Global 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