World Trademark Review 2021
Carpmaels & Ransford is awarded a silver ranking in WTR 1000

Carpmaels & Ransford has received a silver ranking in the UK category of the World Trademark Review 1000 (WTR 1000). The directory recommends the top trade mark firms and practitioners from across 80 jurisdictions globally.

Four Partners from Carpmaels & Ransford received individual recognition in the directory. Partners Roger Lush and Jonathan Day were recommended for prosecution and strategy, with Jonathan also receiving a recommendation for enforcement and litigation along with Ian Kirby. Jake Marshall was recognised as a leading individual for transactions.

The directory published the following commentary about the firm:

“Equally proficient at portfolio management and litigation – and adept in IP transactions – Carpmaels flexes full-spectrum trademark expertise for its eminent clientele; depth in all areas is a major USP. Taking full advantage of its versatility, Manzanita Capital – which owns multiple high-end brands, including Space NK and Diptyque – has entrusted it with clearance, filing, prosecution, anti-counterfeiting and litigation. It is also assisting Western Digital – working directly with its US in-house counsel – with portfolio management, disputes and general advisory matters. Both relationships are spearheaded by Jonathan Day, a solicitor and trademark attorney who wears his learning lightly and gives an accessible but sophisticated service. He has won many fans in the life sciences, showcasing an “excellent understanding of industry-specific trademark and business issues” and “working efficiently with his colleagues in the patent team”. With him on the prosecution and strategy side of the practice, Roger Lush earns plaudits as a “professional, helpful, attentive, commercial and practical” partner:  “Roger is someone you can rely on to make the right decisions to protect and manage diverse and extensive IP assets across hundreds of territories.” He recently developed an innovative and cost-effective clearance package for Celgene, now a Bristol-Myers Squibb company, and successfully pitched to manage the trademarks of Compass Pathways, a mental healthcare company with an early-stage portfolio which he has been assisting with strategic direction. Both lean on Lara Elder, a senior associate who is starting to make her mark, giving “business-friendly counsel that is sensitive to client needs”. Additional names to note on this well-rounded team include Ian Kirby and Jake Marshall – the former one of the ensemble’s most seasoned litigators in both the patent and trademark realm; the latter a transactions whose recent work has included advising West Pharmaceutical on the trademark aspects of a long-term worldwide alliance and co-marketing agreement with Schott AG, and supporting Gilead Sciences on numerous deals and collaborations.”

The full rankings are available on the WTR 1000 website.