Intellectual Property Advice For Textiles & Filtration Sector

The Greater Manchester region has been a global centre of excellence for textile development and manufacture since the industrial revolution. Consequently Wilson Gunn has been protecting ideas in this area since the late nineteenth century. Of course the textile industry is very different nowadays, but our clients’ inventions continue to keep them at the forefront of this field.

Members of our Chemical and Engineering teams have significant experience in the sector. Mark Goodwin, in particular, has over 20 years of experience of working with textile and filtration technology. Our clients include brand leaders in filtration and wound dressings, and leading developers in textile technology.

We have advised on inventions relating to weaving, knitting, felts, spiral fabrics, fibres, foams, bandages and wound dressings. We have considerable experience in the area of papermaking fabrics, including forming fabrics, press felts and dryer fabrics. We also regularly protect technology in the filtration area with experience of products such as compact filter elements, filter bags, and ceramic filter elements, as well as other technical fabrics including acoustic and thermal insulation products and exhaust catalyst brick support mats.

Our experience provides us with an insight into how the sector operates and key issues that the businesses in this sector face, such as the ownership of IP where development work is conducted in partnership with others, licensing of technology and how to obtain commercially useful geographical protection whilst controlling costs.

To find out how we can help your business make the most from your intellectual property, please click here and contact us today.

Our sector specialists will be able to advise you including, partner, Mark Goodwin and senior associate, Chris McDonald.


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