There’s double cause for celebration at Lincoln Intellectual Property (IP) experts Loven, as they celebrate their 25th birthday and a service expansion into two cities.
Keith J Loven set up Loven Patents and Trademarks, which specialised in IP law, in October 1989 in Chelmsford, Essex.
Having qualified as a UK and European Patent attorney in 1980, Keith worked for several patent firms previous to this, and with business doing well he decided to move the service to Lincoln in 1992.
The firm now works with clients including Battle and Rapidrop, helping them to protect their ideas, products and businesses from infringement.
2014 not only marked Loven’s 25th year in business, but it also saw the service extended to Hull and Peterborough and the team expanded by two new recruits making a total of six.
The business also provides free IP clinics for those wishing to find out more about how they can protect their ideas. Anyone wishing to book a place on an IP clinic should visit the website.
Loven Managing Director, Keith Loven, said: ” I moved the business to Lincoln in the early 1990’s because I thought it would be a better place to bring up our children and because I thought there was potential here to develop new work.
“As work grew, it was clear that I would need help, and so I took on my first employee. Twenty-five years on from when I first took the “leap in the dark”, quitting my job and putting up my sign, we are now a team of six, with four professional fee-earners and two qualified administrators.
“As well as helping UK businesses protect and exploit their intellectual property rights, nearly half our business now comes from overseas, notably the USA and the Far East, so we do our bit for local exports.
“With the growth of Lincoln as a business centre, catalysed by the development of Lincoln University, we believe there are good prospects for continuing steady growth of our business.
“In addition, we are developing satellite offices in Peterborough and Hull to enable us to reach businesses in and around those cities as well.”