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Gowling WLG (UK) LLP

Intellectual Property

2 ranked lawyersBand 1MidlandsUK 2022 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Standout IP practice, leading on complex commercial and contentious matters that have international implications. Acts for world-famous brands and innovators in a wide range of sectors, including consumer products, engineering, life sciences and technology. Considered a go-to firm for trade mark infringement and passing off cases. Fields a team with technical backgrounds in biochemistry, mathematics and microbiology.

Strengths

A client says: "I am delighted with the work Gowling do for us; they are my go-to, trusted advisers in IP, and are very practical and commercial."

A client reports: "They are very thorough, their turnaround is very quick, and they always give clear instruction and advice."

Work highlights

Acted for Neurim Pharmaceuticals in patent infringement proceedings against Mylan concerning its Circadin product.

Notable practitioners

Kate Swaine heads the team's designs and trade mark offering, and has particular experience in portfolio management and trade mark infringement disputes. She has fought numerous cases in defence of iconic brands and designs.
"She is smart, knowledgeable and very good to work with.""Kate Swaine is a very good lawyer - on the ball and very good at considering both the legal and commercial aspects. She communicates well with clients and makes sure the information is digestible.""Strong in the field of IP."

Patrick Duxbury is considered a leader in the field of life sciences, and prior to practising law was a researcher in microbiology and genetics. He advises on research, collaboration and licence agreements of all kinds, some valued in billions of US dollars.
"Patrick Duxbury is the best in the business! He is brilliant on IP licensing and collaboration."

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Midlands

Intellectual Property


Kate Swaine
Band 2
Patrick Duxbury
Star Individuals