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Mills & Reeve LLP

Intellectual Property

4 ranked lawyersBand 1East AngliaUK 2022 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Counts world-leading universities, research hospitals, institutions and spin-offs among its clients. Also advises global brand names and companies large and small on the full range of commercial IP matters. Noted for its innovative litigation and dispute resolution services, which cover trade marks, patents and designs. Offers an internal trade mark prosecution service. Has represented clients in the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court and the Patents Court.

Strengths

A client says: "The Mills & Reeve team is excellent."

Another client notes: "They are able to translate complex legal concepts into layman's terms. They are always mindful of the decisions we need to make."

Work highlights

Advised medical products manufacturer The Binding Site on an in-licence with California-based company ONCOTracker regarding the development of clinical tests for blood cancers.

Notable practitioners

Alasdair Poore is noted for his expertise in commercial and contentious trade mark and design matters. He is also recommended for all manner of complex patent licence negotiations.

James Fry is recognised for his work in life sciences and is well versed in advising early-stage companies and research institutions on all manner of collaboration and IP licence agreements.
"A strong practitioner.""James understands the business very well, he listens to what we want and he's very responsive."

Nicola Hanglin is dual-qualified as a solicitor and trade mark attorney. She assists the firm's clients with international portfolio management, trade mark prosecution and IP audits.
"Nicola Hanglin is great - she looks out for us and explains everything in layman's terms. She's incredible."

Richard Plaistowe is a copyright, trade mark and design specialist recommended for registry proceedings, including oppositions, and for support on all manner of IP-driven transactions. He is an authority on geographical indications with respect to the protection of regional food product names.
"Richard Plaistowe is a brilliant lawyer to work with. He is prompt, thorough and dependable.""Richard provides excellent service, sophisticated legal advice and a practical approach. We are delighted with his services."

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Intellectual Property

Mills & Reeve LLP

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Location

Botanic House

100 Hills Road

Cambridge

Cambridgeshire

UK

CB2 1PH

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East Anglia

Intellectual Property


Alasdair Poore
Band 1
James Fry
Band 1
Nicola Hanglin
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Richard Plaistowe
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