Birmingham-based intellectual property specialist Forresters has completed a series of office moves which mark a new chapter in the firm’s history.
Forresters – founded in the city 130 years ago this year – has moved its Liverpool office into the historic Port of Liverpool building as business in the North West continues to grow.
The firm went back to its Birmingham roots last year when it moved back to Rutland House in Edmund Street at the heart of the city’s business and professional services district – a building which had first been Forresters’ home in the 1970s.
Coupled with recent office relocations in London and Munich, partner Matt Shaw said the latest move was the final piece in a “strategic jigsaw” which placed Forresters firmly in the top tier of UK intellectual property firms.
Mr Shaw said: “As well as the office moves, business levels continued to increase significantly and demand for our specialisms – patents, trademarks, design and copyright – demonstrated the clear direction we offer clients.
“Intellectual property continues to be at the forefront of the minds of people in firms who are looking to innovate and grow, and that spans small companies with just a few people to multinationals.”
Forresters now employs more than 100 people across its four offices, working across a broad range of sectors. The firm handles all aspects of intellectual property, working with companies to protect their innovation from a commercial perspective.