Carpmaels & Ransford has 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:
“Carpmaels was one of the first trademark and patent attorney agencies to bring solicitors on deck, pioneering a model that has become increasingly popular on the UK market. The group adroitly provides the gamut of services, from trademark registration to opposition proceedings, litigation and transactions, boasting capable specialists in each area. Its precision prosecutors include department head Roger Lush, who oversees the entire trademark process and has been busy recently managing the assets of Bear Grylls Ventures, John Deere and Align Technology, the owner of the Invisalign brand. Dual-qualified solicitor and trademark attorney Jonathan Day handles prosecution and litigation briefs with equal dexterity. He manages the world’s largest entertainment company’s entire UK trademark portfolio; has been representing Allergan in a multi-jurisdictional trademark dispute; and has also defended perfume company Byredo in proceedings against Cartier at the Paris Court of First Instance. “Extremely practical and knowledgeable”, Day “can be relied upon to provide focused and tailored advice”. Focusing squarely on the disputes side is Ian Kirby, an expert in alternative dispute resolution who dedicates attention to both trademarks and patents. He relishes the intricacies of challenging cross-border mandates and clients appreciate his ability to clear a path out of tight commercial spots. The firm’s resident transactions ace is the “capable, knowledgeable and reliable” Jake Marshall, who has been advising Chatsworth House and guiding Strandbags Group subsidiary ATR Brands through the acquisition of British heritage luggage brandAntler.”
The full rankings are available on the WTR 1000 website.