Kilburn & Strode has further expanded its European capabilities with the addition of a trade marks team based in Hilversum, just outside of Amsterdam.
The firm, headquartered in London, with offices in Munich, The Hague, and a liaison office in San Francisco, broadens its European reach with the new Dutch office. The new team, headed by Claudia Festen, brings more than a decade of experience in the Dutch market. Previously serving clients across the Netherlands at a leading Dutch firm, they bring deep expertise in trade mark clearance and prosecution, portfolio management, anti-counterfeiting, copyrights, designs and enforcement.
Group head and partner Carrollanne Lindley outlines the significance for the firm’s impressive client list, “Our domestic and international clients look to us as their strategic European advisors, particularly in this turbulent geopolitical climate. With our UK and Dutch teams, clients know they can continue to rely on us for seamless service in EUTM and Community design matters.”
Claudia Festen comments, “Kilburn & Strode is one of the biggest names in European IP. There is incredible opportunity here in the Netherlands and we are delighted to be at the helm of their further expansion in the European market.”
Chairman Gwilym Roberts states, “We are one of the leading firms before the European IPO and this expansion reinforces our position at the heart of the European trade mark and design system. With offices in London, Munich and The Hague, we’re proud to have a strong presence in these centres of European IP. For over 100 years, our firm has been at the forefront of innovation and technology. Building on our commitment to provide our clients with an integrated cross-border service, this new office follows the opening of our San Francisco liaison office and further strengthens our international reach.”
Claudia and her team can be reached at:
Kilburn & Strode LLP, Laapersveld 75, 1213 VB Hilversum, Nederland / The Netherlands
Tel: +31 35 808 0706