Helga Chapman

Founding Director


  • BEng Mechanical Engineering, Leeds University
  • UK Chartered Patent Attorney
  • European Patent Attorney
  • Patent Attorney Litigator
  • Trade Mark Attorney
  • European Trade Mark Attorney
  • European Design Attorney

Professional Associations

  • Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA)
  • International Trade Mark Association (INTA)
  • European Patent Institute (EPI)


Following many years’ experience as a Patent Attorney in private practice and as IP Counsel at Rolls-Royce Aerospace, Helga founded Chapman IP in 2002. Helga’s speciality is in providing business-focused IP services including due diligence, competitor analysis and IP infringement advice.

Helga’s technical expertise in prosecuting and advising on patents spans a broad range of technologies. Her clients cover a wide spectrum and include one of the world’s largest manufacturers of construction materials. She is also experienced at representing clients in hearings at the European Patent Office.

Helga is also one of our trade marks specialists and advises on all aspects of trade mark rights. She is additionally experienced in carrying out IP due diligence for investors and IP strategy development.

Helga graduated from Leeds University with a Mechanical Engineering Degree and entered the profession in 1991.

Core Expertise

  • Construction materials
  • Mechanical and general engineering
  • Aerospace
  • Trade marks

Southampton Office

Kings Park House, 22 Kings Park Road
Southampton SO15 2AT, UK
T +44 (0) 23 8000 2022
F +44 (0) 23 8000 2023

Munich Office

Tal 44, 80331 Munich,
T +44 (0) 23 8000 2022

Cardiff Office

Cardiff Business Technology Centre
Senghennydd Road, Cardiff CF24 4AY, UK
T +44 (0) 29 2009 9999
F +44 (0) 29 2066 4319

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