You could be a patent or trade mark attorney? Or an in-house lawyer with responsibility for Intellectual Property (IP)? Maybe you're an IP manager in charge of your organisation's intellectual property portfolio? Or you could be head of marketing or corporate communications with responsibility for brand? And you could be doing any of these anywhere in the world?
If you are, it's likely that you'll be handling a diverse range of IP issues including clearance on new brands, patent infringement (is it infringed or is it infringing?), protection of software patents, packaging approval, multiple raids on counterfeiting organisations or maximising your IP in developing economies? Whatever your need you'll find the right expert in this equally diverse Intellectual Property team of 42 lawyers. The team's global coverage is supported from offices in Guangzhou and Munich.
High-tech patent - David Barron, Alex Brodie and Dr Michael Schneider
Patent entitlement, obviousness, Far East - Gordon Harris
Brands - Cerryg Jones and Kate Swaine
Life sciences - Patrick Duxbury, Dr Luke Kempton and Dr Michael Schneider
Anti-counterfeiting - Nick Cunningham
IP auditing, clearance and other transactions - Dr Luke Kempton
International patent litigation - Gordon Harris and David Barron
Chambers 2012 ranks the team for Client Service: it is "a delight to work with, and provides proper assistance and support". The team is also ranked for its Commercial Awareness: "A strategically brilliant firm full of excellent individuals". Clients are kept in touch with developments through training, seminars and workshops. Each year we hold a series of patent and IP seminars which include presentations on the most topical commercial and legal IP issues. To join the mailing list please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Weekly legal alerts, including practical guidance and in-depth analysis, are issued on the most cutting edge issues affecting IP. Subjects include what constitutes trade mark use, how clients can protect their packaging in the light of developments in the European courts and how technology can be licensed and used without falling foul of competition regulations. To join the mailing list contact email@example.com.
Many of the IP team speak at the world's leading IP conferences and are published in the most widely read specialist IP magazines and journals. IP clients include Microsoft, Birds Eye, Kingspan, AstraZeneca, Unilever, Brintons, Marks & Spencer and Dyson. If you would like to talk through your IP requirements please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.