“Creative and proactive” with “excellent commercial knowledge,” “friendliness and jargon-free advice” - The Legal 500 2023 awards Kilburn & Strode Tier 1 rankings in patents and trade marks

“Creative and proactive” with “excellent commercial knowledge,” “friendliness and jargon-free advice

Kilburn & Strode has once again been recommended as a Tier 1 firm for Patent Attorneys and Trade Mark Attorneys in The Legal 500 United Kingdom Solicitors 2023 edition.
“The firm is home to many attorneys who are recognised as leading the way in their various disciplines. The well-respected trade mark and patent teams include specialists in tech (electronics and IT), biotechnology, chemistry (material and pharmaceutical) and engineering. Collectively, they manage to combine being at the top of their game with a reputation for friendliness and jargon-free advice.”

A knockout total of 26 attorneys are mentioned in the guide’s commentary for standout contributions in their respective practices.

The Legal 500 summarises the firm’s strengths by their “attorneys’ command of their various subject areas makes them the first choice to advise on anything from the everyday to the exceptional.” The directory also reports the considerate nature with which the team handles clients by stating “collectively, they manage to combine being at the top of their game with a reputation for friendliness and jargon-free advice.”

Partners Mark Abthorpe, Jo Bradley, Elizabeth Crooks, Jennifer Harris, and of Counsel Dayle Callaghan in the Life Sciences & Chemistry practice group received exceptional recommendations:

"Elizabeth Crooks is a smart and passionate advocate and many in my company have repeatedly commented on how lucky we are to have her on our side."

"Mark Abthorpe’s expertise and focus on value-added advice shines. He has a remarkable ability to quickly get to the crux of complex issues and develop/implement winning strategies and approaches for us."

"Jennifer Harris has shown particular strength in identifying appropriately balanced patent strategies and claim structures to provide broad and strong composition of matter IP protection."

"Dayle Callaghan is a very good patent attorney and is always ready to provide advice and assistance as needed."

Partner Marco Morbidini, in the Engineering practice group was praised for his expertise and exceptional service:

"Marco Morbidini went the extra not one, but ten miles for us, effectively providing perfect in-house style services."

Trade mark Partners Carrollanne Lindley and Rowena Tolley and Associate Ben Scarfield were distinguished for their timely and commercially-focused advice in prosecution and contentious matters.

"[Carrollanne’s] prosecution advice is always pragmatic and based on an extensive knowledge of case-law and practice."

"Rowena Tolley is one of the best UK trade mark attorneys that we have worked with. She is incredibly prompt, responsive and commercially sensible."

Ben Scarfield is very responsive and knows his stuff."

The Legal 500 conducts in-depth analyses into the capabilities of law firms across the world, with a comprehensive research programme revised and updated every year to bring the most up-to-date vision of the global legal market.

Accolades for Kilburn & Strode’s patent, trade mark and design services

Kilburn & Strode’s patent practice, which spans the Life Sciences & Chemistry, Tech and Engineering fields, led by practice heads Nick Lee, Gareth Fennell and Jim Miller, with the oversight of Managing Partner Richard Howson, were hailed for a “remarkable bench strength”, with attorneys praised for their “in-depth knowledge, experience and breadth of subject matter expertise in intellectual property.”
The trade marks team, led by Carrollanne Lindley, was applauded for a deep European reach, notably “demonstrating its continued capability in filing EU trade mark applications, the firm’s European presence remains strong, and the Dutch team is expanding, particularly in the agricultural and horticultural sectors.”
Finally, the firm was commended for its design and copyright services, having ‘established [ourselves] as a leading firm in this increasingly important area of IP law.’
Kilburn & Strode thanks all of our clients and contacts who took part in the research and congratulates all of the attorneys who have been ranked in this year’s guide.
For full details of the rankings in The Legal 500 2023, please click here.

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