Address: Lakeside 300, Old Chapel Way, Broadland Business Park, Norwich, NR7 0WG.
Phone: +44 (0)1603 457008

IP21 is a Specialist IP Company that moves with the times. Our brand is a simple, modern derivation of “Intellectual Property Services for the 21st Century.” We are a Millennium company founded in 2000 to deliver a one-stop shop for all IP needs and from this starting point we advise on how best to protect, enforce and exploit IP Assets to achieve competitive advantage and peace of mind.

A broad mix of experienced IP professionals are employed to deliver this commercially focused, holistic advice.

At ip21 our aim is to provide first class intellectual property work using a pragmatic, business-orientated approach. We understand that to get the best for our clients in a tough commercial world we must be proactive and responsive. We add value to our IP service based on our personal experience in fields such as bio-technology, electronics, mechanical engineering, defence and aerospace, chemical engineering, computer science plus a number of other fields. We also employ commercially trained, professional account managers and business advisers who work in conjunction with our IP professionals to offer an all-round approach to our client relationships.

Whilst founded in 2000, ip21’s predecessor firm had been in East Anglia since 1980 and the firm’s London office can draw an “in practice” line all the way back to 1908 due to the purchase and merging of cases from Kings Patent Agency.

This long history of successful practice provides a rich heritage of experience to draw upon as ip21 drives its culture for continuous improvement and building for the future.

Now closing in on two decades of operating in its current form, the firm has grown to occupy five fully staffed offices in the UK, two outreach partially staffed offices and an EU base, we currently represent over 3,500 clients, manage an international network of over 500 overseas associates and has protected key IP assets for some of the world’s biggest brand owners and product developers.

Melanie Harvey is a full-time member of our trade mark team and is an active member of CITMA, INTA, ECTA, and AIPPI.  She is a regular attendee of INTA’s Annual General Meeting each year since Hong Kong.  And you will often see her at CITMA’s Spring Conference and CIPIL’s Spring Conference each March, and no doubt elsewhere when topical trade mark issues are being discussed.

She is also an active INTA Committee Member who over the last four years has been involved in their Non-Traditional Marks (NTMs) Committee. Her first 2-year term as a team leader heading up the designated tasks within her team of 6 people whilst in her second two-year term her responsibility within the NTMs Committee increased ten-fold when she became Chair of INTA’s Europe and Central Asia NTMs Sub Committee overseeing over thirty people and six teams.  Currently as her second two-year term is set to end as of 31st December 2019 she is waiting to hear where her next Committee placement will be.

Melanie is happy to discuss all forms of IP, their protection and enforcement as well as handling the day-to-day requirements.


London Office: IP21 Ltd, 16 St Martins Le Grand, London, EC1A 4EN.

Tel: +44 (0)203 3271310; Fax: +44 (0)207 2363541


Bury St Edmunds Office: IP21 Ltd, St Andrews Castle, St Andrews Street South, Bury St Edmunds, IP33 3PH.

Tel: +44 (0)1284 774842


Chelmsford Office: IP21 Ltd, Waterhouse Business Centre, 2 Cromar Way, Chelmsford, CM1 2QE.

Tel: +44 (0)1245 396893


Barnet Office: IP21 Ltd c/o Oakleigh IP Services, Unit 19 Wrotham Business Park, Barnet, EN5 4SZ.

Tel: +44 (0)1603 457008


Cambridge Meeting Office: IP21 Ltd, The Bradfield Centre, 184 Cambridge Science Park, Milton Road, Milton, Cambridge, CB4 0GA.

Tel: +44 (0)1603 457008


EU Office – Valencia: IP21 Ltd, Carrer de Linares, 2, Valencia, 46018, Spain.

Tel: +34 963 845040



Team Members

Melanie Harvey

Senior Chartered Trade Mark Attorney

Ian Bishop

Director and Patent Attorney

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