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Ranking 2017 of the Top Law Firms in the UK - Trademark litigation

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  • Morag Macdonald, Katharine Stephens, Robert Williams, Mark Holah
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EXPERTS IN PAN-EUROPEAN TRADEMARK LITIGATION
Firm

Bird & Bird

Leader(s)

Mark Holah, Morag Macdonald, Katharine Stephens and Robert Williams

Team

Mark Holah

Since

1846

Track record : The pan-European firm are renowned for their leading IP litigation team and have acted in numerous high-profile cases, including representing Merck KGaA in a cross-border dispute regarding alleged trademark infringement and breach of a 1955 global coexistence agreement. Actavis, Admiral Group and Global Blue are some of the clients of a firm that’s consistently recognized as a leader in the field.
Differentiation : The strong and agile team at Bird & Bird are adept at handling even the most challenging of trademark disputes. The 16-partner IP team in London further benefit from a network of over 300 lawyers working in 28 offices globally. Team leader Morag Macdonald, originally trained as a barrister, is an expert in navigating cross-border pan-European IP litigations.
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PREMIER BOUTIQUE FOR PATENT LITIGATION
Firm

Powell Gilbert

Leader(s)

Tim Powell, Penny Gilbert, Simon Ayrton and Zoë Butler

Team

Tim Powell

Since

2007

Track record : The IP litigation boutique has proven its place as a leading firm in the sector winning a number of cases including successfully defending mobile phone company Huawei in a patent case. With expertise in a wide range of industries, they are adept at handling patent litigations, whether in the UK, or across Europe. Key clients include Actavis, Vringo, Kymab and AirWatch.
Differentiation : The team of seven partners and 20 associates at Powell Gilbert are truly experts in patents, with each lawyer having a technical background. Additionally, a third of the team hold PhDs in scientific disciplines and partner Simon Aryton frequently lectures on IP law.
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Here is the latest issue of Leaders League's ranking of the best law firms specialized in trademark litigation in the UK. Leaders League is an independent business media company and rating agency. Our rankings are established after examining careful market analyses and audit reports.

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