Intellectual property services in engineering and materials science.


Hayemans is an intellectual property law firm.  We draft and file applications for patents, registered designs and trade marks, and advise on intellectual property in all its forms.  With a wealth of experience seasoned with commercial insight we help you achieve your intellectual property objectives.


We represent small and medium sized businesses and start ups and also have experience handling portofolios for multinational companies, and for universities, as well as acting for individuals with bright ideas.


Ben Dempster

Ben Dempster – an experienced attorney

Ben is a Chartered Patent Attorney, a European Patent Attorney, and a Chartered Trade Mark Attorney with over thirty years’ experience in the profession.

Ben has a broad based Natural Sciences degree from Cambridge University in which he studied physics, crystalline materials and biology, alongside his main specialisation: metallurgy and materials science.  

Areas in which he has professional experience include printer technology, railway engineering, spacecraft engineering, medical devices, packaging, construction, camcorder technology, display technology, door and window furniture, and filtration equipment amongst others.

Specifically in the field of metallurgy and materials science he has experience in composite fabrication, plastics moulding, brazing, thermal spray, powder metallurgy,  lightweight metal aircraft structures, con rod composition and fabrication, investment casting, single crystal turbine blades, iron casting, photolithography, additive manufacture, and deposition of ceramic coatings amongst others.

Ben’s background and breadth of technical experience gives him the ability to deal with a wide range of technologies.

On the legal side, Ben has particular experience in infringement clearance advice, oppositions at the European Patent Office, and due diligence exercises.

He has extensive experience in registered designs and has the rare distinction of having represented a client at an inter partes hearing on a registered design matter at the UKIPO.


Caroline Dempster

Caroline handles docketing and formalities at Hayemans.  She is also the firm’s translator.  Caroline has a degree in German and Italian from Reading University.

Contact Us

12 Hamilton Terrace, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, CV32 4LY

+44 (0)1926 298981

Hayemans Ltd is regulated by IPReg.

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