Kilburn & Strode is pleased to announce our Top Tier ranking in the latest edition Legal 500 for UK Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys. Our firm has been noted for all-round excellence and our partners have been individually recognised for their industry expertise. Our patents team were quoted to be a ‘market leader in patent prosecution and enforcement’. Our ever-strong trade marks team ‘continues to be sought out for its expertise in handling trade mark filing and prosecution, global portfolios and complex and often multi-jurisdictional disputes’. The publication notes our expansion and writes that our firm has ‘strengthened its offering for clients in the US and Asia with the opening of its Munich office’. This new Munich office forms part of our strategy to improve our client experience continuously.
The patents team has ten partners recommended; Kristina Cornish, Nick Bassil, Jennifer Harris, Elizabeth Crooks, Peter Hale, Gareth Fennell, Gwilym Roberts, Jim Miller, Robin Lloyd and Tim Copsey. Our Life Science and Chemistry team is described as ‘truly outstanding’ and the publication notes the team have ‘experienced an increased flow of oppositions before the EPO’. Nick Bassil’s expertise in ‘stem cells and regenerative medicine related matters’ is recognised and Jennifer Harrisand Elizabeth Crooks are noted for their ‘clear advice and ability to anticipate clients’ needs’.
Legal 500 also recognises our Electrical group, focusing on the team’s skill in handling ‘large filing and opposition portfolios’. Partner Gareth Fennell is praised for his work with industry leading software companies and Gwilym Roberts for his onboarding of multinational Cisco.
Engineering partners Jim Miller and Robin Lloyd are listed as ‘practical and helpful,’ while Tim Copsey is cited as ‘a key name is the chemical engineering space’. The growth and skill of the whole team is highlighted.
Our trade marks team’s client list is ‘highly regarded’ and the publication notes their skill in managing worldwide portfolios. Partner Carrollanne Lindley is recognised as being ‘responsive and personable,’ and her work with Ryan Pixton in handling easyGroup’s high profile ventures was highlighted. Partner Iain Stewart is noted as having particular experience in trade mark opposition and dispute resolution. Legal 500 also mentions the further expansion of the team with our recent hire of Senior Associate, Cara Baldwin.
We are thrilled with our inclusion and are grateful to Legal 500 for their independent research and publication. The full details on the ranking can be found here.