Company Details

Atherton Knowles Limited is registered in England & Wales, company registration number 09058055. Our registered Office is St Brandon's House, 29 Great George Street, Bristol, BS1 5QT, United Kingdom.  


Atherton Knowles is regulated by the Intellectual Property Regulation Board (IPReg). The IPReg Code of Conduct is here. James Knowles, the Director of Atherton Knowles Limited, is a Registered Patent Attorney and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys. He is also a member of the European Patent Institute (which is the Institute of Professional Representatives before the European Patent Office). James Knowles is also a professional representative (registration number 6420) before the European Union trade mark and designs office, OHIM.  


The copyright in all original material on this website is, unless indicated to the contrary, subject to the ownership of Atherton Knowles Limited and may not be reproduced in any format nor in any circumstances without the prior written consent of the Director of Atherton Knowles Limited. Users may, of course, access and download the contents of these pages and store a copy on a temporary basis for the sole purpose of viewing the pages.

Professional Indemnity Insurance

Atherton Knowles Limited has professional indemnity insurance cover as required by the IPReg Code of Conduct. Cover is provided by PAMIA Limited of 90 Fenchurch Street, London, EC3M 4ST.  


This website contains information of general interest. Atherton Knowles Limited makes every effort to ensure that the content is accurate and up-to-date. However, no representation or warranty, express or implied, is made as to its accuracy or completeness. Consequently, the information on this website should not be relied upon. Users should always seek appropriate advice from a suitably qualified professional before taking, or not taking, action on any matter. Nothing in this website should be considered legal or other professional advice and Atherton Knowles Limited has no liability for any loss, no matter how caused, arising directly or indirectly from reliance on the information on this website.  

Data Protection

In accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998, Atherton Knowles Limited is registered with the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) as a data controller under registration reference ZA065063. Our data protection policy is as described below. We may change this policy from time to time. Changes will be indicated on this page.

What information do we collect?

If you are an anonymous visitor to our website, please be aware that we may record the areas of the website that you visit and information about your computer, such as which browser you are using, your network location, and the type of connection you are using. We may do this by using cookies, although if we do so, the information we gather through our cookies will remain anonymous. If you register or log in through this website we will know who you are and your activities on this website and information about your company may be recorded on our systems. If you register for our news service we will add you to our client/contact database. We usually ask for: your contact information including your name, job title, organisation's name, address, at least one telephone number and at least one email address. Once you are on our database we may also record details of any emails we have sent you, event invitations you have responded to and events you have attended. If you communicate with us using our contact us form we may add you to our client/contact database. You can update your contact details or unsubscribe from our mailings altogether at any time by contacting us. We process personal information to enable us to provide our services including advising and acting on behalf of our clients. We also process personal information in order to maintain our own accounts and records, and promote our services.

Promotion of our Services

We would like to provide you with information about Atherton Knowles' services, and other information which we think you may find of interest. We may send you such information by post or email unless you have asked us not to. We will not provide your personal information to other organisations for their own marketing purposes. We may, however, on occasion provide your details to parties with whom we may run joint seminars and other joint events. If at any time you do not want your information used for direct marketing purposes please contact us. If you are a client of Atherton Knowles or you have previously asked us for information on our services, we may send you information by email, unless you have specifically asked us not to do so. If you decide at any time that you no longer wish to receive marketing emails from us, please contact us. In some circumstances, we may have to disclose your personal information by law, because a court or the police or other law enforcement agency has asked us to do so.

How to get copies of or amend the information we have collected

You may request details of the personal information that we hold about you under the Data Protection Act 1998. A small fee may be payable to cover our costs. If you would like a copy of the information we hold about you please contact us by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or telephone on 0117 920 0008. If you believe there are errors in any information we have about you please contact us and we will correct the information. Our website or marketing email messages sometimes include links to other websites. The content of those website is not within our control.

Transfers Overseas

It may sometimes be necessary to transfer personal information overseas. When this is needed information may be transferred to countries or territories around the world. Any transfers made will be in full compliance with all aspects of the Data Protection Act.  


Cookie Policy

Cookies are small text files that may be used by web sites. They are generally used to improve operation of the website and the user experience. The law states that we can store cookies on your machine if they are essential to the operation of this site. We need your permission to store cookies which are not essential. Atherton Knowles may use some non-essential cookies. We do not do this to track individual users or to identify them, but to gain useful knowledge about how the site is used so that we can continually improve it for our users. If you want to delete any cookies that are already on your computer, please refer to the instructions for your file management software to locate the file or directory that stores cookies. You can also access them through some types of browser. More information about cookies, including how to block them or delete them, can be found at About Cookies.


Client Care

We are committed to providing exceptionally high-quality service to our clients. Sometimes, however, things can go wrong. The attached Policy sets out how we will handle any complaints, concerns or problems.




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Atherton Knowles Limited is registered in England & Wales. Company registration number 09058055. 
Our registered Office is St Brandon's House, 29 Great George Street, Bristol, BS1 5QT, United Kingdom.
Regulated by the Intellectual Property Regulation Board.

© Atherton Knowles 2014.