Carpmaels & Ransford has been awarded a silver ranking in this year’s World Trademark Review 1000 (WTR 1000). The WTR 1000 recognises outstanding firms and practitioners in the trade mark field in 80 jurisdictions globally.
The directory gave individual recognition to four partners from the Dispute Resolution, Trade Mark and Transactions teams: Jake Marshall was recommended for “transactions”, while Jonathan Day and Ian Kirby were recognised for “enforcement and litigation”. Jonathan was also recognised for “prosecution and strategy” alongside Roger Lush.
The directory included the following comment about the firm:
Carpmaels & Ransford’s offering encompasses the entire trademark lifecycle, protecting clients’ rights from cradle to grave. It is extremely rare to see as close-knit a collection of litigators and trademark attorneys under one roof – a combination which leads to a truly seamless service that is described as “best in class” by one patron. “Carpmaels delivers solutions to complex issues and manages our diverse international portfolio with great dexterity and professionalism. The firm never lets us down – simply the best.” The partnership recently won the portfolio of the world’s largest entertainment company, which now sits alongside the likes of Celgene Corporation and Xeros Ltd as proof of the group’s quality and connections. The enforcement side of the practice has been established for around five years and continues to go from strength to strength. Ian Kirby and Jonathan Day fly the flag. Kirby’s 25 years’ experience in managing trans-Atlantic and pan-European IP disputes means that he is exceptionally well placed to tackle the most challenging mandates. Already having made a name for himself in the field due to his role in the famous Da Vinci Code copyright litigation, he is a shrewd solicitor who knows how to get the best out of a team. The dual-qualified Day is active on both sides of the practice. “He cuts out the time wasting and gets to the point. Efficient, knowledgeable and responsive, he is great at both offering and taking advice.” Securing trademark rights for biological innovator 4D Pharma, combined with international anti-counterfeiting strategy work for Manzanita Capital, are current focuses of his. Roger Lush is a prosecution, strategy and office action specialist with a diverse technical field of operation – while in commercial agreements, data protection and e-commerce, Jake Marshall is a lock for IP-heavy transactional matters.