Ian Kirby and Jonathan Day received individual recognition for ‘Enforcement and Litigation’. Jonathan Day, Roger Lush and Keith Howick have been individually recognised for ‘Prosecution and Strategy’. This is a great achievement and underlines our integrated offering:
The trademark team at Carpmaels has always been potent in the contentious arena – although not necessarily on steps of the courthouse – but things are different now that ace litigators Jonathan Day and Ian Kirby have hit their full stride since switching over from Arnold & Porter just over two years ago. They are regularly engaged in thorny High Court action and, showcasing the firm’s hard and soft IP strength, recently defended Crawford Healthcare in patent and trademark infringement proceedings brought by Activa Healthcare and other companies. They frequently deploy their broad knowledge of EU and international law in litigation, making them a safe bet for any multi-jurisdictional dispute. “Knowing the law, providing practical advice, being very responsive and working efficiently to obtain results”, Day “treats you as if you’re his most important client”. Kirby knows how to motivate his team in the best way and leads the dispute resolution group with verve. The outfit’s traditional trademark offering continues to impress, too. WTR 1000 newcomer Roger Lush “manages to combine the best of practical and forward-thinking advice with a real focus on his clients. He can be relied on completely to guide you safely across the global IP challenges that you face – he listens to your needs and knows how to make your life easier. In a time-consuming area of business, he keeps it simple in a way that is very effective.” Former trademark group leader and managing partner Keith Howick remains on board as a consultant; his wisdom he brings to the table is a boon.