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We love to get involved with client projects at their very outset. This gives us a deep understanding of the creative processes you have been through to bring your creation to market and means we can offer the best advice in terms of protecting your investment. Our approach is to mentor and work in partnership with our clients, as well as advising them on the best course of action to ensure they benefit from their efforts.


Our services

Keltie has been working with companies in their early stages for over thirty years, having been a startup in 1988 when David Keltie and Rosemary Cardas set up the firm, with great plans for the future. We are happy that they succeeded and we have never forgotten the hard work and dedication that it takes to develop a firm foundation for future growth.

It is for this reason that we particularly enjoy working with startups and we take great satisfaction in helping support early stage companies to help them become successful businesses. Marrying the passion and drive of startups with our expertise and years of experience delivers the ideal blend to bring your new venture to life.


Keltie’s work in the startup sector includes:


  • Clearance and due diligence searches
  • Branding assessments and trade mark protection
  • Invention harvesting and patent application preparation and prosecution
  • Portfolio management, enhancement and strategic development
  • Advising on infringement, enforcement and passing-off
  • Defensive and offensive oppositions
  • Counterfeit actions
  • Domain name and online enforcement
  • Negotiations/mediations/licensing/assignments
  • Trade secret management
  • Client training


Startups - Keltie’s approach

Whilst every startup is different, many face common challenges in the availability of time and financial resources. The Keltie approach is to be as creative as budgets allow, focusing on ensuring we maximise value in a way that supports the commercial objectives of your company.


Our attorneys take time to understand your business and help you to learn quickly about the intellectual property rights that are most relevant to your growth plans. We are proud to work with many serial entrepreneurs, investors and accelerator programs on multiple businesses. Even more than that, we are delighted that so many of our clients have continued to turn to us from their first tentative days through to global expansion many years later. This highlights the personal, relationship-driven culture we pride ourselves upon where we become an extension of our clients’ business, rather than an outsourced, third-party service.


Our approach focuses on putting together the best team of attorneys for your business’ needs from our diverse talent pool to ensure your intellectual property portfolio is planned, executed and maintained to the highest standards to safeguard your rights.

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MoreThe long-term impact of Brexit on trade marks and designs


The long-term impact of Brexit on trade marks and designs

Six years on from the Brexit referendum, we can happily say that the measures put in place for trade marks and designs have been successful in delivering a smooth transition. But IP owners now need to pay attention to upcoming changes to rights of representation, particularly in light of the huge growth in applications at the UK IPO.

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