Intellectual Property - UK-wide
Basic facts about the department
- 63 partners
- 47 other practitioners
What the team is known for An impressive standing in terms of size and coverage, with ten offices in the UK and expertise in almost any conceivable area of trade marks or patent protection and management. Noted for its international capability and efficiency of operation.
Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
Breadth of services: "It's not just technical expertise, it's the breadth of the technical expertise they've got. We can always be confident that someone within the organisation will have the skills to deal with an issue."
Responsiveness: "They're very readily available to talk, particularly if we have an urgent issue."
Client service: "They always seem willing to bend over backwards for us."
What's new? Pamela Bryer and Matthew Mitchell were both promoted to the partnership in 2012.
Work highlights Advised DRI Capital on the acquisition of pharmaceutical and biotech royalty streams.
Gained a settlement against Tesco on behalf of The Jeans Scene over trade mark rights affecting toiletries.
Keith Hodkinson is the chairman of Marks & Clerk International. He is based out of the firm's London office.
Significant clients Statoil Petroleum, Ericsson, Tate & Lyle, Ricoh, Alta Innovations.