Taylor Wessing LLP

Intellectual Property Department

London (Firms)
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What the team is known for Powerful electronics and life sciences patent litigation offering, with high-quality commercial, contentious and corporate support work involving all core IP rights. Heavyweight brand protection offering for major fashion and retail clients. Also noted for the quality of its trade mark and patent prosecution service.

Strengths A source says: "I was impressed by Taylor Wessing in a recent pharmaceutical patent case - they have deep knowledge of the field."

A source says: "They have a strong background in copyright and IP generally."

Work highlight Acted for and co-ordinated pan-European patent litigation for Taiwanese handset manufacturer ASUS, concerning standard-essential patents.

Notable practitioners

James Marshall is a highly regarded patent litigator with extensive experience handling both hi -tech and life sciences cases. A client says: "He is extremely bright and always gives sound, commercially minded advice."

Mark Owen is a leading copyright, designs and trade mark expert with an impressive client roster in digital media. A market source says: "He's a real standout."

Matthew Royle is a patent litigator and pharmaceuticals regulation expert with an academic background in medical microbiology. A source says: "He is a real hands-on partner in a lot of major cases."

Nigel Stoate is a seasoned patent litigator concentrating on life sciences, and is particularly sought after for his work with regard to biosimilars. A client says: "He is easy to work with, is highly skilled and provides good advice."

Niri Shan is a widely respected specialist in digital and traditional publishing, and has a distinguished record in copyright litigation. A client says: "He's an excellent litigator with an impressive grasp of strategy."

Roland Mallinson is one of the most respected contentious and commercial trade mark lawyers working in London today. A client describes him as "excellent, very user-friendly, knowledgeable and commercially focused."

Simon Cohen is a patent litigator with an enviable record running multi-jurisdictional disputes for life sciences companies. A source says he is "great fun to work with - he's relaxed and on top of the detail."