Carpmaels & Ransford has once again been awarded a silver ranking for prosecution and strategy, and enforcement and litigation in the UK edition of the World Trademark Review 1000 (WTR 1000). The firm has also been recognised for transactions.
WTR 1000 recognises the leading firms and practitioners for obtaining, protecting, managing, enforcing, and monetising trademarks in key jurisdictions around the world.
The WTR 1000 includes the following commentary:
The combination of its specialised litigation and prosecution teams has proven to be highly successful for Carpmaels & Ransford, as the practice continues to thrive. Patrons receive expert guidance through all stages of the trademark lifecycle, from clearance searches to disputes, and transactional support from a selection of elite-level practitioners. Heading the trademark side is Roger Lush, who advises Bear Grylls Ventures on filing, portfolio management and licensing. Lush also counsels Align Technology on a host of IP-related matters. His colleague Jonathan Day has a stellar client roster, including one of the world’s largest entertainment companies. Another patron of his is luxury brand Byredo, which he has recently been representing in a dispute against Cartier. Working closely with him on this case is WTR 1000 debutante Lara Elder, who is adored by her patrons. Working on both sides of the contentious and non-contentious divide, Elder is involved in many of the firm’s top cases, including matters for Align Technology and Deere & Company. Focusing exclusively on soft IP litigation is Ian Kirby, who has over 25 years of experience in handling complex cross-border disputes. On the transactional side, Jake Marshall is the key name. Licensing, settlement agreements and commercialisation deals are some of his specialisms.
The full rankings are available on the WTR 1000 website.