The Carpmaels & Ransford Trade Marks, Dispute Resolution and Transactions teams have been awarded a Silver ranking in the ninth edition of the World Trademark Review 1000 (WTR 1000).
Ian Kirby and Jonathan Day received individual recognition for ‘enforcement and litigation’. Jonathan also received individual recognition for ‘prosecution and strategy’ along with Roger Lush. Jake Marshall has also been recommended in the ‘Transactions’ section. This is a great achievement which builds on the success of our integrated IP offering.
Please see the full write-up from the WTR 1000 2019 edition below:
“Top boutique Carpmaels boasts solicitors, barristers, patent attorneys and trademark attorneys among its ranks and provides one of the most complete IP services of any firm. In trademarks, expertise on both portfolio management, disputes and litigation grants the set a panoramic view of brand protection; the counsel provided by partners Jonathan Day and Roger Lush has added strategic value as a result. An “excellent innovator”, dual-qualified solicitor and trademark attorney Day “provides outstanding legal advice which is both thorough and practical. He understands how to assess business risk and is highly commercial.” “Roger delivers on all fronts when navigating the challenges that come with protecting trademarks worldwide. He is a great listener who understands what his clients’ requirements are.” As one source espouses: “By guiding us on a more sensible registration process that we might not otherwise have embarked on, Roger saved us tens of thousands of pounds while delivering the desired level of protection.” Both have lots of exciting and demanding matters to get stuck into: Day advises a major multi-media company on a kaleidoscopic range of UK and EU IP matters, including disputes; works directly with Western Digital’s US in-house counsel (rather than through an overseas correspondent) to set up IP and business safeguards in Europe; and represents Biogen MA on all EU trademark matters – again directly with the company’s in-house counsel. Lush handles clearance, filing, prosecution, oppositions and other contentious matters worldwide for Bear Grylls Ventures; he has also acted for Belron in connection with its expansion of the Carglass brand in the Middle East and North Africa. Ian Kirby is another essential contact – he leads the dispute resolution offering and is the man for out-and-out court litigation in both patents and trademarks. Recently, he helped General Nutrition Investment Company defend its house mark in the UK market in a High Court dispute against Holland & Barrett. Carpmaels has a new representative in the WTR 1000 this year in Jake Marshall, who anchors the transactional practice. He is great at settlement agreements and thereby enhances the firm’s litigation offering; he also makes light work of major trademark licensing and assignment projects.”