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Intellectual Property: Patent & Trade Mark Attorneys — UK-wide


Boult Wade Tennant - Intellectual Property: Patent & Trade Mark Attorneys

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Basic facts about the department
- 30 partners
- 53 other qualified practitioners
- Office locations: London, Reading, Cambridge, Oxford

What the team is known for Impressive depth of technical knowledge, excellent client care skills and fast turnaround times. Patent prosecution practice spanning all fields of technology and noted for excellence with regard to trade marks. Assists with opposition actions, renewals, patent validity queries and clearance searches.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"It is extremely smooth working with them - they are efficient, cost-effective, proactive and have excellent communications skills."

"They have very good technical skills and are responsive."

Work highlights Assisted World Rugby with the management of its trade mark portfolio, including with the development of enforcement strategies and new applications.

Advises Mondelēz International on its European patent prosecution strategy, and acted for the client in EPO opposition proceedings.

Notable practitioners

A "great name" for patent prosecution matters, Claire Baldock is known for her focus on the life sciences market. She is recognised as a "very effective opponent" by peers in contentious proceedings including opposition actions.

Emma Pitcher is recommended as "a joy to deal with and someone who really knows her stuff." She advises on all aspects of brand protection matters and assists with trade mark and domain name litigation.

The "very intelligent and very knowledgeable" Tony Pluckrose is a seasoned trade mark attorney and is regarded by sources as "a legal encyclopaedia." His practice takes in oppositions, brand clearance and domain name disputes.

The "eminently capable and extremely bright" Catherine Wolfe is a celebrated trade mark attorney. She has filed trade marks in almost every world jurisdiction and has an excellent record in contentious proceedings before the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) (formerly Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market).

Significant clients The Boeing Company, Mondelez International, Caterpillar, Beckman Coulter, CREE.

Department profile by Boult Wade Tennant

THE FIRM Boult Wade Tennant is a specialist patent and trade mark firm. It exists to help individuals and businesses protect, manage and enforce their intellectual property rights on a global scale. The firm looks after the multi-jurisdictional IP issues of major industrial and commercial companies worldwide, as well as portfolio management for a wide range of small and medium sized enterprises, academic institutions, and independent research and development organisations.
In 2015 Boult Wade Tennant achieved top rankings in Chambers and Partners, The Legal 500, Managing Intellectual Property, World Trade Mark Review 1000 and Intellectual Asset Management 1000. Established in 1894, the firm has four patent groups which are divided by technologies: biotechnology and life sciences; chemical and materials; engineering and designs; and hi-tech and electrical. The fifth group is the trade mark and domain names group. The firm also has a range of professional in-house support functions, including a sizeable renewals department and a search department. Additionally, the attorneys play an important role in shaping UK, European and International IP Law through their active participation in numerous industry bodies.


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Carpmaels & Ransford LLP - Intellectual Property: Patent & Trade Mark Attorneys

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Commentary from the Chambers UK guide

Basic facts about the department
- 19 partners
- 48 other qualified practitioners
- Office location: London

What the team is known for All-encompassing patent, trade mark and designs offering with expertise in biotechnology, chemicals, computer science, engineering and pharmaceuticals. Also has a powerful in-house patent litigation capability.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"They have an exceptional reputation in European patent work."

"They are very responsive and their actions are comprehensive and very considered."

Work highlights Successfully defended Novartis in a European Patent Office (EPO) opposition hearing related to Zometa, an osteoporosis treatment.

Assisted clean technology enterprise Xeros with its European and US patent prosecution strategies.

Notable practitioners

Hugh Goodfellow advises biotechnology clients for pan-European patent prosecution matters. He also offers guidance on obtaining supplementary protection certificates.

Cameron Marshall has a strong reputation for his excellent work ethic and impresses with his abilities in EPO opposition proceedings. He is particularly known for his representation of life sciences companies.

Huw Hallybone is a consultant at the firm, noted for his experience representing life sciences companies. He advises on all stages of patent prosecution and also EPO oppositions and appeals.

Significant clients Johnson & Johnson, Ionis Pharmaceuticals, DuPont Teijin Films, Micron Technology, Mars.

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D Young & Co - Intellectual Property: Patent & Trade Mark Attorneys

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Basic facts about the department
- 30 partners
- 20 other qualified practitioners
- Office locations: London, Southampton

What the team is known for Talented patent attorneys with scientific backgrounds in biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, electronics and engineering. Leading trade mark prosecution service. Recommended for contentious proceedings, and also has patent litigation solicitors in-house.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"They provide an excellent service - quick response times and good advice."

"They are very efficient and give excellent advice and support."

Work highlights Defended Takeda in an opposition to a patent for its anti-diabetic medication alogliptin and subsequently obtained a Supplementary Protection Certificate for the product, sold in Europe as Vipidia.

Advised a global e-commerce company on its European patent enforcement strategy.

Notable practitioners

Jeremy Pennant has a strong reputation for trade mark prosecution and assists with contentious domain name matters. He also advises on design protection.

Significant clients Sony, Skechers, Toyota, ARM, Procter & Gamble.

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Dehns - Intellectual Property: Patent & Trade Mark Attorneys

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Basic facts about the department
- 30 partners
- 21 other qualified lawyers
- Office locations: London, Oxford, Cambridge, Manchester, Brighton, Sandwich

What the team is known for Deep and varied expertise in all manner of designs, trade mark and patent matters. Clients range from multinational corporations to emerging businesses and universities and spin-off companies. Offers support with court litigation, anti-counterfeiting campaigns and actions against trade mark trolls and squatters.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"They are fantastic and provide great customer service."

"They are renowned in the biotech pharma space and have an international perspective."

Work highlights Defended Kimberly-Clark against an EPO opposition by Procter & Gamble to its patent application for quality control technology using infrared radiation.

Advised Camurus on licensing negotiations with Braeburn Pharmaceuticals concerning the client's proprietary opioid addiction treatment.

Notable practitioners

Deborah Owen is a patent attorney specialising in biotechnology. She advises on all manner of prosecution matters and also clearance searches, patentability assessments and oppositions.

Significant clients Bristol-Myers Squibb, Baker Hughes, United Technologies, Tetley Tea, Pret A Manger.

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J A Kemp - Intellectual Property: Patent & Trade Mark Attorneys

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Basic facts about the department
- 35 partners
- 41 other qualified practitioners
- Office locations: London, Oxford

What the team is known for Patent practice consisting of experts in all scientific and technological disciplines advising on prosecution and contentious registry actions. High-quality trade mark practice which takes in filing, clearance searches, oppositions and litigation support.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"I am really impressed with them. The team is very proactive, strategic and thinks about the best way to move forward."

"It is an excellent firm with a truly first-rate group of attorneys."

Work highlights Represented Bristol-Myers Squibb in defence of an invalidation attempt by Merck in the UK Patents Court concerning Opdivo, an oncology treatment.

Assisted clean energy company Drayson Technologies with its application for the mark 'Freevolt'.

Notable practitioners

Patrick Campbell handles patent prosecution and oppositions for life sciences companies. One client says: "He is forward-thinking and has done a phenomenal job on EPO oppositions."

James Fish is a trade mark attorney who impresses sources with his "clear thinking, pragmatic approach to problem solving and thorough knowledge of the law." He is singled out for his guidance on potential litigation and assistance with complex filing matters.

Significant clients Amgen, Mars, Mitsui Chemicals, Electronic Arts, Just Eat.

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Kilburn & Strode LLP - Intellectual Property: Patent & Trade Mark Attorneys

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Basic facts about the department
- 22 partners
- 25 other qualified practitioners
- Office location: London

What the team is known for Leading destination for filing, portfolio management and rights strategy. Deep and varied expertise in electronics, life sciences, mechanical engineering and trade marks. Powerful UK and EU oppositions practice.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"I receive nothing but exemplary service and support from the firm. The advice we receive from them has helped shape our future for the better."

"They perform high-quality work and are a pleasure to deal with."

Work highlights Recently appointed as counsel to Magnomatics on the management of its patent portfolio. This has required significant engagement with the US Patent and Trademark Office.

Advises Sangenic on its global patent enforcement strategy, and recently assisted with obtaining injunctions key to its European operations.

Notable practitioners

The "really impressive" Kristina Cornish is a "first-rate" patent attorney known for her deep technical expertise in the life sciences sector. She advises on all aspects of prosecution and oppositions.

"First-class" trade mark attorney Carrollanne Lindley is sought after for her counsel on portfolio protection and enforcement actions. Clients say: "She combines a business-focused approach with technical skill and an ability to deliver out-of-the-box solutions."

The "very bright" Gwilym Roberts is a patent specialist who advises on filing and prosecution strategies, and has extensive experience acting for universities and hi-tech companies large and small. He has significant experience handling EPO oppositions and assisting with product clearance matters.

Iain Stewart advises on a broad range of technologies, including automotive, computer science and medical devices. He also assists with design matters and anti-counterfeiting. Sources say: "He is very responsive and always tries to find creative responses to technical issues."

Significant clients Amgen, Aston Martin, Boeing, DropBox, Yahoo!.

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Marks & Clerk - Intellectual Property: Patent & Trade Mark Attorneys

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Basic facts about the department
- 54 partners
- 52 other qualified practitioners
- Office locations: London, Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Birmingham, Cambridge, Manchester, Oxford

What the team is known for One of the largest patent and trade mark practices in Europe, acting for clients based around the world. Expertise in all industries and scientific disciplines. Also recommended for designs work and contentious registry actions.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"They are responsive, very proactive and efficient."

"Very good and efficient with patent applications."

Work highlights Advised Crown Packaging on the management of its IP portfolio, including patent filings, due diligence and freedom to operate analysis.

Successfully represented Todays Tools in trade mark appeals at the Intellectual Property Office and EUIPO.

Notable practitioners

The firm's UK managing partner, David Ward, is a key contact.

Significant clients Weatherford, Ricoh, Ericsson, Videojet Technologies, Samsung.

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Reddie & Grose LLP - Intellectual Property: Patent & Trade Mark Attorneys

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Basic facts about the department
- 21 partners
- 16 other qualified practitioners
- Office locations: London, Cambridge

What the team is known for Skilled guidance on the protection of trade mark and patent portfolios with significant experience representing entertainment, life sciences, hi-tech and engineering clients. Strong contentious practice which takes in opposition proceedings and support with litigation.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"We find their technical and commercial knowledge coupled with their legal understanding incredibly effective."

"They are excellent - quick to react and they provide clear and prompt advice."

Work highlights Acted for Saab Seaeye in EPO patent oppositions concerning technology for clearing unexploded mines underwater.

Advises NVF Tech on global patent and trade mark portfolio management.

Notable practitioners

Aidan Robson is a key contact.

Significant clients Dr Reddy’s Laboratories, Le Creuset, Glastonbury Festivals, ICAP, Cambridge Enterprises.

Department profile by Reddie & Grose LLP

Reddie & Grose LLP is an internationally renowned firm of European and United Kingdom patent, trade mark and design attorneys.

Our experienced team of over 50 IP professionals based in London and Cambridge includes specialists in a wide range of technical disciplines. We offer services for a wide range of industries, with particular strengths in electronics and software, mechanical engineering, chemistry, pharmaceuticals and biotechnology. Our trade mark team provides specialist advice on branding and trade mark work; we also have a specialist team handling plant variety protection.

We handle the full range of IP rights for a global client base ranging from SMEs starting to consider IP through to large corporations with rights in over 100 countries. Our services range from investigating competing rights, handling oppositions, drafting and filing applications, and maintaining portfolios. We resolve disputes about IP, working closely with other leading legal firms if it becomes necessary to resort to the courts.



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Cleveland Scott York - Intellectual Property: Patent & Trade Mark Attorneys

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Basic facts about the department
- 8 partners
- 7 other qualified practitioners
- Office locations: London, Reading

What the team is known for Celebrated trade mark practice advising on applications, oppositions and infringement disputes. Also recommended for patent matters involving life sciences, engineering and electronics technology.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"They have a strong client service ethic and are very responsive."

"Impressive - I have found the service to be excellent and they always aim to resolve matters quickly and amicably."

Work highlights Advised Dairy Crest on the registration of the 'Anything But Vanilla' trade mark for food products.

Assisted Target Brands with a complete audit of its European trade mark portfolio.

Notable practitioners

Jonathan Clegg is an "excellent" trade mark attorney and advises on large international portfolios. He is particularly praised for his ability to find creative solutions for problematic filing and prosecution matters.

The "fantastic" and "knowledgeable" Imogen Wiseman advises on the full span of trade mark and designs prosecution. She is also highlighted for her depth of expertise in UK and EU opposition and validity proceedings.

Significant clients All Saints Retail, Rolls-Royce, Numatic International, Bernard Matthews, Merit Medical.

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EIP - Intellectual Property: Patent & Trade Mark Attorneys

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Basic facts about the department
- 16 partners
- 16 other qualified practitioners
- Office locations: London, Bath, Leeds, Cardiff

What the team is known for Excellent patent prosecution and oppositions practice focused on electronic and mechanical engineering. Highly capable trade mark and designs offering.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"A forward-thinking and customer-driven organisation with the technical acumen to support the client's initiatives."

"They are very proactive, approachable and commercial."

Work highlights Represented BlackBerry in the prosecution of its European and US patent applications.

Continues to assist Unwired Planet with its high-profile UK and German litigation proceedings against Samsung and Huawei.

Notable practitioners

Acclaimed as the "perfect attorney," Heather McCann is highlighted for her responsiveness and command of hi-tech patent prosecution and EPO oppositions. One client says: "I am very impressed with her customer focus and her attention to detail."

Jerome Spaargaren impresses sources with his "out-of-the-box" approach to matters involving electronics, optics and hi-tech medical devices. He is regularly engaged for oppositions and advice on patent litigation.

Significant clients Visa Europe, Tate & Lyle, Siemens, ViaSat, Broadcom.

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Gill Jennings & Every LLP - Intellectual Property: Patent & Trade Mark Attorneys

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Basic facts about the department
- 12 partners
- 35 other qualified practitioners
- Office location: London

What the team is known for Impressive offering in all manner of IP issues. Clients range from start-ups and spin-offs to universities and multinational corporations. Advises on prosecution, oppositions and the valuation and treatment of IP assets in corporate transactions.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"Their knowledge of patent applications is incredible."

"They always provide an extremely high-quality service."

Work highlights Advised MasterCard on the protection of its portfolio of patents concerned with payment service technology.

Represented De La Rue in defence of an opposition to a patent for its holographic card security technology.

Notable practitioners

Peter Finnie concentrates on matters concerning electronics, telecoms and computer science. Clients say: "He has great technical knowledge and strategic insight."

Rowena Price is a trade mark specialist with a client base ranging from global, household names to emerging brands. Sources say: "She is extremely commercial, super-responsive and brilliant with clients. She is just all of the things you would want."

Significant clients Procter & Gamble, BlackBerry, Hasbro, Oxford Instruments, Panasonic.

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HGF Limited - Intellectual Property: Patent & Trade Mark Attorneys

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Basic facts about the department
- 37 partners
- 78 other qualified practitioners
- Office locations: Leeds, Aberdeen, Birmingham, Glasgow, London, Newcastle, Sheffield, York, Edinburgh, Manchester, Oxford

What the team is known for One of the UK's largest patent and trade mark firms with the resources to handle complex and international mandates. Impressive client base in numerous sectors including hi-tech, life sciences and universities. Also advises on the IP implications of technology-driven corporate deals.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"A team with innovative individuals."

Work highlights Advised DSTL on the defence of an opposition to a patent application for GPS transmission technology.

Made a detailed assessment of Redx Pharmaceuticals' IP portfolio in advance of its market flotation in 2015.

Notable practitioners

Harry Hutchinson is a key contact.

Significant clients Specsavers, Jaguar Land Rover, Devro, Unisys, University of Manchester.

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Keltie LLP - Intellectual Property: Patent & Trade Mark Attorneys

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Basic facts about the department
- 13 partners
- 29 other qualified practitioners
- Office locations: London, Gloucestershire

What the team is known for Expert guidance on the maintenance and protection of patent and trade mark portfolios. Handles oppositions and advises on licensing strategy and audits connected with M&A transactions.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"A very strong, commercial practice which has excellent client-facing skills."

"They are excellent to work with and have a young, really committed team."

Work highlights Defended BlackBerry in opposition proceedings regarding the client's cryptography patent portfolio.

Advises Vestas Wind Systems on the full range of patent prosecution matters and represented the client in EPO opposition and appeal hearings.

Notable practitioners

The "very smart" and "very commercial" Rosemary Cardas is a trade mark, designs and copyright expert. She offers guidance on a range of matters including prosecutions, international clearances, potential infringement actions and invalidation actions.

The "fantastic" Alistair Gay is a "very practical and commercial" trade mark and designs attorney. He advises on all aspects of filing, portfolio management and contentious registry proceedings.

Significant clients Camelot, MasterCard, Mattel, Subsea 7, Swarovski.

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Mathys & Squire LLP - Intellectual Property: Patent & Trade Mark Attorneys

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Basic facts about the department
- 20 partners
- 50 other qualified practitioners
- Office locations: London, Manchester, Cambridge, York

What the team is known for Highly regarded patent and trade mark practice with an impressive client list drawn from many different industries. Recommended for prosecution, contentious registry actions and IP commercialisation.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"The firm is excellent in all aspects of its service."

"Their responsiveness is good, and they are very proactive and efficient."

Work highlights Advised GHD on the management of its patent portfolio including the defence of a revocation action initiated by Dyson.

Assisted a client with opposition proceedings concerning a patent held by US in-flight internet and entertainment technology company Gogo.

Notable practitioners

Martin MacLean impresses clients with his strong technical knowledge of biotechnology and biochemistry. He assists with patent portfolio strategy and is noted for his experience co-ordinating oppositions and infringement actions.

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Mewburn Ellis LLP - Intellectual Property: Patent & Trade Mark Attorneys

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Basic facts about the department
- 40 partners
- 21 other qualified practitioners
- Office locations: London, Bristol, Cambridge, Manchester

What the team is known for Long-standing reputation for chemistry and life sciences instructions and an expanding electronics offering. Also has an estimable trade mark service. Able to advise on litigation and the treatment of IP in corporate transactions.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"They are highly commendable - very thorough and constructive advice."

"The overall service is excellent."

Work highlights Won an EPO appeal for BodyMedia regarding its patent application for an algorithm essential to the client's wearable caloric consumption tracking device.

Represented OCV Intellectual Capital in defence of an Intellectual Property Enterprise Court patent revocation action initiated by Jushi.

Notable practitioners

The "very intelligent" Simon Kremer is best known for his work on biotechnology patents. Clients say: "He has an exceptional grasp of our IP portfolio and is very much part of our team."

Significant clients Genentech, OncoMed Pharmaceuticals, Dechra Pharmaceuticals, TauRx Therapeutics, Dotcom Retail.

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Potter Clarkson - Intellectual Property: Patent & Trade Mark Attorneys

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Basic facts about the department
- 25 partners
- 20 other qualified practitioners
- Office location: Nottingham

What the team is known for Reputation for expertise in patents, trade marks and designs which extends far beyond the firm's Midlands base. Acts for global brands and companies large and small in chemicals, electronics, life sciences and mechanical engineering.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"A complete team. I get top-quality advice and work performed in all areas within IP."

"Our first port of call for oppositions and validity proceedings."

Work highlights Advised Alstom Grid on the management of its patent portfolio and potential infringement actions.

Acts for Cancer Research Technology in global patent prosecution with regard to its antibody-based treatments.

Notable practitioners

Richard Bassett is a leading biotechnology patent specialist and has significant experience conducting EPO opposition proceedings. A source says: "I absolutely love him - I really value his expertise, and he does a phenomenal job for clients."

Significant clients AstraZeneca, Imperial Innovations, Ladybird Books, Nokia, Novozymes.

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Venner Shipley LLP - Intellectual Property: Patent & Trade Mark Attorneys

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Basic facts about the department
- 19 partners
- 40 other qualified practitioners
- Office locations: London, Cambridge, Guildford, Manchester

What the team is known for A roster of experienced patent attorneys with expertise in all manner of disciplines within hi-tech and life sciences. Respected design and trade mark practice.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"Efficient and good on the details."

"They are knowledgeable, responsive and sensitive to client cost constraints."

Work highlights Assisting Samsung with European patent prosecution and strategy.

Successfully opposed a patent held by Henkel on behalf of Procter & Gamble before the EPO.

Notable practitioners

Senior partner Tim Jump is a key contact.

Significant clients Google, British American Tobacco, Sanofi Aventis, Nokia, Hitachi.

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Withers & Rogers - Intellectual Property: Patent & Trade Mark Attorneys

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Basic facts about the department
- 28 partners
- 47 other qualified practitioners
- Office locations: London, Bristol, Leamington Spa, Sheffield

What the team is known for Highlighted for its innovative approach, strong patent and trade mark prosecution practices and prestigious clients drawn from the technology, chemicals, life sciences and aviation sectors. Recommended for oppositions, patent entitlement disputes and licensing strategy.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"They have exceptional technical skills and are very good at client relationship management."

"Excellent - well thought-out and structured advice tailored to our business."

Notable practitioners

Chair of the firm Karl Barnfather is a key contact.

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Abel & Imray - Intellectual Property: Patent & Trade Mark Attorneys

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Band 3

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Basic facts about the department
- 15 partners
- 14 other qualified practitioners
- Office locations: London, Bath, Cardiff

What the team is known for Develops global patent strategies for clients in the aviation, life sciences and technology sectors. Also distinguished for its strong trade mark and designs practice.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"They are very efficient, very attentive and their advice is stellar."

"They provide great feedback and strong analysis. We rely on them greatly and respect their advice."

Work highlights Successfully defended Maternity Worldwide in a Community trade mark opposition action regarding its logo.

Advised Seattle Genetics on an appeal to the ECJ of a decision by the Austrian Patent Office regarding the length of coverage provided by Supplementary Protection Certificates.

Notable practitioners

Simon Bentley is the head of the practice and a key contact.

Significant clients Airbus, Imperial Innovations, Future Publishing, IBM, Novartis.

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Appleyard Lees - Intellectual Property: Patent & Trade Mark Attorneys

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Band 3

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Basic facts about the department
- 12 partners
- 15 other qualified practitioners
- Office locations: Halifax, Cheshire, Manchester, Leeds

What the team is known for Sought after by multinationals and growth-stage businesses for advice on all aspects of rights clearance, filing, protection and strategy. Also handles oppositions, supports litigation in the courts and audits portfolios ahead of M&A deals.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"The advice is always timely and shows a good commercial understanding of the client's requirements."

"They are efficient and very knowledgeable."

Work highlights Handled numerous European filings and oppositions for Samsung.

Notable practitioners

Joanne King is the firm's managing director and a key contact.

Significant clients BAE, Lucite, Mondelēz, SAGE, Walmart/ASDA.

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Barker Brettell - Intellectual Property: Patent & Trade Mark Attorneys

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Band 3

第三等

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Basic facts about the department
- Office locations: Birmingham, Cambridge, London, Malvern, Nottingham, Southampton

What the team is known for Celebrated trade mark practice, with additional expertise in patent prosecution, oppositions and strategy. Many long-standing clients drawn from the automotive, life sciences and technology sectors. Also acts for leading universities and their technology transfer arms.

Notable practitioners

Senior partner John Lawrence is a key contact.

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Forresters - Intellectual Property: Patent & Trade Mark Attorneys

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Band 3

第三等

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Basic facts about the department
- Office location: London

What the team is known for Well known in the market for its patent prosecution expertise in mechanical engineering, life sciences and hi-tech electronics. Also recommended for trade mark and design protection.

Notable practitioners

Managing partner Lloyd Hoarton is a key contact.

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Greaves Brewster LLP - Intellectual Property: Patent & Trade Mark Attorneys

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Band 3

第三等

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Basic facts about the department
- 3 partners
- 6 other qualified practitioners
- Office location: Cheddar

What the team is known for Compact and effective practice with expertise in chemistry, engineering, life sciences, materials and plant technology. Acts for university and public sector bodies as well as multinationals, emerging businesses and inventors.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"They are extremely good: very professional and technically competent."

"The service is excellent and they are very responsive."

Work highlights Advised DPS Process Solutions on the management of its IP portfolio.

Advised start-up company Bioarchitech on IP strategy and portfolio management.

Notable practitioners

Jakob Bumke and Rhiannon Turner are key contacts.

Significant clients BASF Plant Science, Crystec Pharmaceuticals, Defra Animal & Plant Health Agency, Global Chemical Technologies, SUEZ Environmental.

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Haseltine Lake LLP - Intellectual Property: Patent & Trade Mark Attorneys

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Band 3

第三等

Commentary from the Chambers UK guide

Basic facts about the department
- 21 partners
- 52 other qualified practitioners
- Office locations: Bristol, London

What the team is known for Internationally focused team recommended for its patent prosecution practice and expertise in electronics, TMT and life sciences. Also highlighted for trade mark filing, protection and strategy.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"They are excellent: the work is very high-quality and they are very responsive."

Work highlights Advised Incanthera on US and European patent protection strategy for its range of oncology treatments.

Notable practitioners

Firm chief executive Lesley Evans is a key contact.

Significant clients Chevron, Ericsson, HP, Ford, Spirax-Sarco.

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Maucher Jenkins - Intellectual Property: Patent & Trade Mark Attorneys

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Band 3

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Commentary from the Chambers UK guide

Basic facts about the department
- 15 partners
- 29 other qualified practitioners
- Office locations: London, Farnham

What the team is known for Best known for trade mark work but also advises multinationals and emerging companies on patent prosecution, commercialisation and protection. Particularly recommended for matters concerning fast-moving consumer goods, computer science, materials and telecoms.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"The service we receive is a personalised and high-quality one. They think out of the box and provide advice in a clear and understandable manner."

"They are excellent attorneys and are extremely smart."

Work highlights Advised dental device company Calcivis on its patent protection strategy.

Helping PQ Solutions, an encryption technology start-up, to build and commercialise its patent portfolio.

Notable practitioners

The "really impressive" James Cross manages hi-tech patent portfolios. He offers guidance on registrations and enforcement strategy, and has experience advising on higher court litigation.

"Well respected in the trade mark community," Stephen James is recommended for all facets of brand protection. He assists with European and UK trade mark registrations, clearance searches and domain name matters.

Significant clients Nestlé, Paramount Pictures, Intel, BTG International, LINPAC.

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Wilson Gunn - Intellectual Property: Patent & Trade Mark Attorneys

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Band 3

第三等

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Basic facts about the department
- 4 partners
- 19 other qualified practitioners
- Office locations: Manchester, Birmingham, London

What the team is known for Highly commercial patents practice for clients in automotive, chemicals, life sciences and a wide range of other sectors. Well-regarded trade marks offering, particularly for retail and sports brands.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"They are extremely user-friendly, very knowledgeable and easy to deal with."

"It is a forward-facing firm keen to engage with clients - really responsive and approachable."

Work highlights Advises Bentley Motors on the protection of its patent and design right portfolios.

Represented clothing manufacturer Bench in trade mark opposition proceedings.

Notable practitioners

Senior partner Mark Goodwin is a key contact.

Significant clients PZ Cussons, Jack Wills, Boohoo.com, GO Outdoors, Cell Therapy Catapult.

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WP Thompson - Intellectual Property: Patent & Trade Mark Attorneys

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Band 3

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Commentary from the Chambers UK guide

Basic facts about the department
- 7 partners
- 7 other qualified practitioners
- Office location: London

What the team is known for Recommended for global patent and trade mark portfolio management, from clearances through registrations to renewals. Strong track record in contentious registry proceedings.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"They are very good - responsive, and they give good advice that balances the business benefits with the cost of the processes."

Work highlights Assisted bearing manufacturer Timken with the registration of its 'Revolvo' mark, which required successful defence of an opposition initiated by Volvo.

Acted for Vernacare in its successful registration of a European patent for a disposable detergent-resistant washbowl for use in healthcare facilities.

Notable practitioners

Julian Potter advises on all aspects of patent prosecution and portfolio management. Clients describe him as a "fount of knowledge."

Significant clients ICON Technology Systems, Aunt Bessie's, Mast Group, Volkswagen, Nerudia.

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