This firm has long enjoyed a reputation for being amongst the best patent and trade mark attorneys in the UK, and indeed Europe. Alongside the trade mark department, which has clients such as Allergan and Total, the firm has divisions devoted to biotechnology, chemistry and pharmaceuticals, as well as engineering and IT. Clients for these divisions include Eli Lilly, Johnson & Johnson and Nissan.
KEY INDIVIDUALS Hugh Goodfellow impresses clients with his thoroughness and attention to detail. He is head of the firm's biotechnology arm and is a seasoned adviser to start-up and research and development entities, helping them grow into robust businesses.
Huw Hallybone is considered a "top choice for referral" by peers. He is an accomplished patent attorney, especially with chemistry, biotechnology and genetics matters. He also takes a keen interest in the Japanese biotech market, and is an important ambassador for the firm in the Far East.
Keith Howick is perhaps best known for his skills in trade mark oppositions and disputes, although he also devotes much of his time to prosecuting UK and European patent applications.
Cameron Marshall is praised as "a leader of the profession" and as an "original thinker" by esteemed peers. He is a patent attorney concerned mainly with technologies in the biotech, life sciences and pharmaceuticals sectors.
Chris Tunstall, hugely experienced in patent prosecution strategy and oppositions before the EPO, is lead counsel to a number of the firm's key technology clients. They value his combination of technical savvy, legal knowledge and an understated manner.
Roger Lush is making waves in his practice as a trade mark attorney. He is highly experienced in opposition proceedings, as well as clearance searching and portfolio management.