The opening of the Paris office represents further expansion of the firm. J A Kemp has grown 30% in headcount over the past five years and we opened an additional UK office in Cambridge two years ago.
Graham Lewis and Jimmy Nicholls, French-speaking patent attorney partners who have both spent their entire careers at J A Kemp, have relocated to Paris to lead the office. James Fish, the partner who heads up our Trade Marks and Designs Group, leads the firm’s Paris-based trade marks operation. Other partners who will be closely involved with the Paris office from day one include Dominic Forsythe, a French-speaking patent attorney partner who has also been at J A Kemp throughout his career. Dominic has close family ties in the Paris region and will relocate to be based in the Paris office later in 2018.
J A Kemp’s Paris office will offer the full range of patent, trade mark and design services, including drafting, prosecution, oppositions, appeals, advice on IP strategy and portfolio management, litigation and dispute resolution. Paris is the proposed home of one of the central divisions of the Unified Patent Court.
J A Kemp has provided patent, trade mark and design services to clients based in many different European countries for decades. We already have major clients in France. The office in Paris will enhance the firm’s ability to serve not only the needs of clients in France and other European countries but also those of our large and diverse client base in the USA, in Japan and throughout the world.