About Us

Briffa is a specialist intellectual property law firm. We don’t have an overly corporate feel, and instead, we pride ourselves on a creative, customer-focused approach. We’re here to help you register, enforce and monetise your intellectual property rights.

Briffa was founded by Margaret Briffa in 1995. For the past 25+ years, we’ve grown gradually – adding more staff, more expertise, and developing wider coverage of the IP world. We’re proud to say we’re now an award-winning, leading firm in the industry.

Our team can help you solve a huge range of issues, from copyright to contracts.  But regardless of what you need us for, there are a few core principles of our business:

  • Quick turnaround times – we strive to complete our work efficiently and effectively.
  • Business sense – we recommend the best course of action based on your commercial and business objectives, helping you to successfully resolve matters in a way that benefits your long-term aims.
  • Fair, transparent pricing with fixed fees – following an initial consultation, we provide open, honest feedback about your chances of success, along with fixed-fee quotes for our work.
  • Global support – we have the skills and network to resolve IP issues across multiple jurisdictions.

If you’d like to discuss your case or speak to one of our team, fill out the form opposite to arrange a free, no-obligation consultation with one of our intellectual property solicitors in London. Meetings can be arranged over the phone, via video call, or in-person at our offices.

Our Services

We offer a full range of intellectual property services. You can find more information about each service by clicking on the links below:

  • Trade Marks:
    Register your trade marks, oppose another party’s trade mark application, or fight an infringement.
  • Copyright:
    If someone has copied your work, they may have infringed your copyright. Find out what you can do about it.
  • Design Rights:
    Whether you design furniture, products, clothing, or something else, we can help you register the designs to protect them.
  • Confidential Information & NDAs:
    Ensure you’re protected from the leaks of trade secrets and proprietary information.
  • Licence Agreements:
    Want to monetise your intellectual property? A licence agreement can permit the use of your IP by third parties in exchange for payment.
  • Image Rights:
    We support media personalities and sports professionals with the protection and management of their valuable image rights.
  • Database Rights:
    Commercialise your databases, or take swift legal action against unlawful use, copying or theft.
  • Data Protection:
    Protect your most valuable internal data whilst maintaining legal compliance with laws like GDPR.
  • Patents:
    Turn your inventions and innovations into legally protected concepts with a patent.



  • Avatar Stuart Davis ★★★★★ June 13, 2022
    Dealing with Briffa has been excellent. Especially working with Tom Staveley. He gave great advice, guided me through all the steps and explained everything in a way that that actually made sense...and he took the time to make sure I understood … More everything! As I continue with my start-up journey, I feel super confident that I have Tom and Briffa in my corner. Highly recommended.
  • Avatar Winnie Poaty ★★★★★ June 12, 2022
    In the world of social media, where influencers are being disposed of like used wet wipes with no care, help or much support. It was soul rewarding to meet Sam O'Toole at Briffa.
    Thank you so much for the needed advice, guidance, support
    … More and help.
    Thank you, for seeing me, my worth.
    You have the kindest heart, I pray that I can earn enough one day and have you on my Team.
    With love and light Winnie

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Why us?

We’re an award-winning firm recognised as a leader in intellectual property by the Legal500.

We have offices in London and the Republic of Ireland, plus a global network of associates and industry contacts.

We offer free initial consultations and fixed-fee quotes.

We’re customer-focused, with short turnaround times and creative, commercially-led solutions.

Office Address

Our office is based in Islington, London. We’re in the Business Design Centre, an iconic, stunning building which is home to various businesses and includes a large exhibition space.

The closest Underground station is Angel on the Northern Line, which is a five-minute walk along Upper Street and onto Islington High Street. There is a paid car park attached to the Business Design Centre, if required.


52 Upper Street
N1 0QH

Opening Hours

Monday: 9am–5:30pm
Tuesday: 9am–5:30pm
Wednesday: 9am–5:30pm
Thursday: 9am–5:30pm
Friday: 9am–5:30pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed


By Tube: Take the Northern Line and exit at Angel. Turn onto Islington High Street out of the station and walk northwards. Continue along Upper Street. Turn left onto Berners Road and the Business Design Centre should be visible. Enter the centre and report to reception.

By Bus: There are several bus stops in the vicinity. The closest are next to Islington Green, on the opposite side of the road to the office. The stops here are served by bus numbers 38, 56, 73, 341, N38, and N73. We recommend the TfL website for further details.

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