Life sciences is a vast and diverse sector – from mature pharmaceutical companies to exciting, younger businesses based on incredible science and with exceptional long-term prospects. With its world-class universities and leading research centres, the Thames Valley has become the natural home for many organisations operating in this dynamic and inspiring area at the forefront of innovation.
The experienced and passionate Pitmans team offers life sciences sector expertise, a deep understanding of the unique challenges, concerns and opportunities and a fully integrated service to meet all of your legal needs. We can assist with fund raising, M&A, commercial agreements, data protection, dispute resolution, IP, employment, licensing and immigration, real estate and all your commercial legal needs.
We provide bespoke legal advice and support to businesses of all types and sizes – from international pharmaceutical companies to entrepreneurial start-ups and foreign corporates looking to set up business in the UK. Our clients include ATDBio, Illumina and Novacyt.
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After the culmination of a long running saga between Nestlé and Cadbury, the Court of Appeal has refused to register the 3D shape of the four-finger KitKat as a trademark, leaving the door open for other confectioners to create a chocolate bar of the same shape.