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Well known for trade mark work and also advises multinationals and emerging companies on patent prosecution, commercialisation and protection. Advises on IP litigation in the courts. Particularly recommended for matters concerning fast-moving consumer goods, computer science, materials, telecoms and life sciences. Has offices in Germany, Switzerland and China.
A client comments: "They have very deep knowledge of the subject matter and they really make the effort to understand our business from a commercial perspective."
Another says the team is "very easy to talk to and able to explain technical issues to my level."
"They are able to give strategic advice on the spot, which is incredible," reports another interviewee.
Defended Qualcomm against claims of invalidity brought by Apple in Germany concerning three patents with a total estimated value of EUR57.5 million.
Hugh Dunlop assists a range of technology sector clients with the prosecution and protection of their patent portfolios. He often works on matters with international dimensions.
"He offers clear communication and insight."
James Cross is recommended for all aspects of patent prosecution, portfolio management and also litigation support. He has a particularly magisterial understanding of aviation technologies.
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Our patent attorneys act for and advise clients from leading multinational companies, through to start-ups and SMEs. We handle all aspects of the patent life-cycle and are highly experienced in widely diverse technology sectors. Our attorneys pride themselves in combining their technical knowledge with clear commercial advice.
Our trade marks team advises clients from all industry sectors on the registrability of branding, conducts searches to locate any potentially conflicting third-party rights, files and prosecutes trade mark applications and acts to resolve any disputes.
Design Registration and Protection
The designs group has internationally recognised expertise in handling the protection and enforcement of UK and European designs. We filed the first EU Community design application in 2003 and are the largest UK filer of design registrations.
As well as advising on filing and prosecution strategies, we work with clients to manage their intellectual property effectively, helping to develop and implement strategies that maximise the quality and value of their IP.
IP Litigation and Dispute Resolution
Our IP litigators handle dispute proceedings in the English and German courts as well as managing multi-jurisdictional cases in Europe at the General Court and Court of Justice. We are also experts in acting before the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court.