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Boult Wade Tennant is a forward thinking, dynamic and innovative intellectual property firm. We are considered by our global peers and clients to be a leading European IP firm. Established in 1894, we are proud of our long heritage, our reputation for outstanding quality and excellence and our pioneering culture. We see ourselves as enablers, not just patent and trade mark attorneys. We enable our clients to achieve their commercial ambitions by offering straightforward and practical IP advice.

What makes us different? Boult Wade Tennant supports innovation of every kind, no matter where you are in the world. Whether you need to protect your invention, brand or design, challenge the rights of others or maximise the commercial value of your intellectual property, we have the expertise to help you.

Our patent, trade mark and design teams specialise in advising clients over the full life-cycle of brands, products or systems; from acquisition, exploitation and protection to commercial use, infringement or contentious issues.

When you work with an attorney from Boult Wade Tennant, you will receive high-level expertise and insightful advice from people who really understand the unique challenges of your sector or industry. They will combine their IP skills and judgement with the determination to find the best solution for you and follow things through to the end – no matter how demanding the time-frame or how complex the challenge.

Start-ups, national and international companies, entrepreneurs, governments, universities and other academic institutions can all rely on our unwavering commitment to achieving the best possible outcome for our clients. We are made up of 6 global offices across the UK and Europe: London, Frankfurt, Munich, Madrid, Cambridge and Reading.


Throughout the firm’s history, Boult Wade Tennant has been the recipient of a wide range of prestigious, international legal awards. Since 2007, when we first invited legal directories to assess us, we have been awarded Tier One status for both patents and trade marks every single year. This exceptional achievement recognises our expertise, quality standards and service delivery.

World Trademark Review
chambers and partners
IAM 1000
Managing Intellectual Property
Chambers UK 2021 Top Ranked award graphic
Legal 500


At the heart of any good brand there is a big idea that is simple, memorable and true. For Boult Wade Tennant the big idea is: we aim to work with our clients, not just for them.

This is a statement of what we believe in: exceptional IP advice and exceptional client service. We believe in excellence. As a leading IP firm, we withstand a high level of professionalism. We want our clients to benefit not only from our excellent legal and technical quality, but also from the quality of the service we deliver.

Our culture is collaborative by nature. We believe this makes us different, because our success relies on the contribution of every single member of our firm. As European patent attorneys we work as a single IP firm across our seven offices, from London to Madrid, championing the integrity, innovation and distinctive skills demonstrated by each employee.

As an IP firm, we have identified five core values, which reflect our culture. These values underpin everything we do and help us to deliver our ambition.

  • Delight: We deliver on our promise of providing a quality service to our clients
  • Exceed: We provide patent and trade mark advice of the highest quality
  • Respect: We build integrity, transparency and fairness into every aspect of our work
  • Strive: We continually challenge ourselves to find better ways of working
  • Care: We go out of our way to have a positive impact on society and on the environment

Firm leadership

Strong leadership is essential for success, and for us, this means leading by example. We promote transparency and collaboration in everything we do, and encourage a sense of ownership among our staff. Everyone takes personal responsibility for playing a part in the firm’s strategy. This means we are more than just a group of exceptional professionals; we are a team, working together to deliver excellence.

Alex Frost Partner

Alex Frost
Managing Partner

Phone this number +44 (0)20 7430 7500

Email this address AFrost@boult.com

Andrew Little, Chief Operations Officer

Andrew Little
Chief Operating Officer

Phone this number +44 (0)20 7430 7500

Email this address ALittle@boult.com

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    A European award-winning patent and trade mark firm delivering world-class advice to enhance the commercial value of intellectual property rights globally.