TRADEMARK LEADERS

UNITED KINGDOM

Robert Cumming
Position: Partner / Head of Trademark Practice
Law firm: Appleyard Lees
Phone: +44 11 3246 5353
Email: robert.cumming@appleyardlees.com
Website: www.appleyardlees.com
Robert Cumming is dual-qualified as a solicitor and as a trademark attorney. Cumming’s background in litigation makes him a great fit for managing the fast-moving and high-volume IP portfolios of large multinational corporations and global brands, which require careful strategy. He is recognised for his trademark work in the 2020 editions of IP STARS and WTR 1000.
His expertise covers a wide range of trademark issues, including anti-counterfeiting, branding, and licensing in areas such as fashion and beauty, digital technology, retail, and FMCG.

Name: Katy Adams Position: Partner & Chartered Trademark Attorney Law firm: Groom Wilkes & Wright

Name: Rachel Alexander Position: Partner Law firm: Wiggin LLP

Name: Ben Allgrove Position: Partner Law firm: Baker McKenzie

Name: Arthur Artinian Position: Partner Law firm: K&L Gates

Name: Sara Ashby Position: Partner Law firm: Wiggin

Name: Simon Ayrton Position: Partner Law firm: Powell Gilbert LLP

Name: Simon Baggs Position: Partner Law firm: Wiggin

Name: Ian Bartlett Position: Partner Law firm: Beck Greener

Name: Simon Bennett Position: Partner Law firm: Fox Williams

Name: Richard Bizley Position: Senior Attorney Law firm: Avidity IP

Name: Andrew Bowler Position: Partner Law firm: Bristows

Name: Baris Boy Position: Managing Partner Law firm: Adres Patent

Name: Sally Britton Position: Partner Law firm: Mishcon de Reya

Name: Peter Brownlow Position: Intellectual Property Partner Law firm: Bird & Bird

Name: Tanya Buckley Position: Partner Law firm: Maucher Jenkins

Name: Rosie Burbidge Position: Partner Law firm: Gunnercooke

Name: Michael Burdon Position: Partner Law firm: Simmons & Simmons

Name: Victor Caddy Position: Trademark Attorney Law firm: AIPEX BV

Name: Douglas Campbell Position: Barrister Law firm: 3 New Square Intellectual Property

Name: Edward Carstairs Position: Partner Law firm: Gill Jennings & Every

Name: Jonathan Clegg Position: Partner Law firm: Cleveland Scott York

Name: Simon Cohen Position: Partner Law firm: Taylor Wessing

Name: Patricia Collis Position: Partner Law firm: DLA Piper

Name: Katie Coltart Position: Partner Law firm: Kirkland & Ellis

Name: Helen Conlan Position: Partner Law firm: Mishcon de Reya

Name: Iain Connor Position: Partner Law firm: Pinsent Masons LLP

Name: Neville Cordell Position: Partner Law firm: Allen & Overy LLP

Name: Brian Cordery Position: Partner Law firm: Bristows

Name: Kristina Cornish Position: Partner Law firm: Kilburn & Strode LLP

Name: James Cornish Position: Partner Law firm: Page White & Farrer

Name: Neil Coulson Position: Department Chair - Intellectual Property / Partner Law firm: Baker Botts LLP

Name: Giles Crown Position: Joint Managing Partner Law firm: Lewis Silkin LLP

Name: Roy Crozier Position: Partner / Head of Intellectual Property Law firm: Clarke Wilmott

Name: Nicola Dagg Position: Partner Law firm: Kirkland & Ellis

Name: Peter Dawson Position: Trademark Attorney Law firm: Wiggin

Name: Jim Dennis Position: Partner Law firm: Simkins

Name: Somdip Dey Position: Founder / CEO Law firm: Nosh Technologies

Name: Jeremy Dickerson Position: Partner Law firm: Burges Salmon

Name: Richard Dickinson Position: Partner Law firm: Bristows

Name: Kirsten Doherty Position: Consultant Trademark Attorney (London based) Law firm: Withers LLP

Name: Charlotte Duly Position: Head of Brand Protection Law firm: Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

Katie Goulding
Position: Trademark Director
Law firm: HGF
Phone: +44 113 233 0100
Email: kgoulding@hgf.com
Website: www.hgf.com
Katie Goulding provides advice based on a strong understanding of clients’ commercial risks and objectives, and with an acute awareness of client values and reputation. She guides clients in all aspects of brand protection and strategy but particularly excels in contentious matters. She has a formidable track record in overcoming distinctiveness objections. Goulding provides training to design, marketing and legal teams, particularly in the fashion, retail and FMCG sectors.
Some of Goulding’s highlights include securing favourable decisions for a luxury shoe designer in WIPO domain name proceedings and giving clearance advice on an experiential pop-up installation for a footwear brand.
Robert Jehan
Position: Partner
Law firm: Williams Powell
Phone: +44 20 7242 7005
Email: Robert.jehan@willaimspowell.com
Website: www.williamspowell.com
Robert Jehan is a European and British patent attorney and also one of a handful of patent attorney advocates and litigators in the UK. He also meets the qualification requirements of the forthcoming Unified Patent Court (UPC). Jehan is the author and editor of the reference work “European Patent Decisions”. He has experience in many technical areas including medical devices, specialist engineering and communications. He drafts many original patent applications, which benefit from his knowledge of European patent law.
Jehan has an extensive litigation practice, having handled hundreds of EPO opposition and appeal proceedings, as well as numerous litigation cases.

Name: Allie Elend Position: Partner Law firm: Venner Shipley

Name: Paula Flutter Position: Partner, UK and European Patent Attorney, Trademark Attorney Law firm: EIP

Name: Karen Fong Position: Partner Law firm: Keystone Law

Name: Jim Ford Position: Partner Law firm: Allen & Overy LLP

Name: Angela Fox Position: Partner Law firm: Maucher Jenkins

Name: Alistair Gay Position: Partner Law firm: Keltie

Name: Louise Gellman Position: Partner Law firm: CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang

Name: Mike Gilbert Position: Partner Law firm: Marks & Clerk

Name: Penny Gilbert Position: Partner Law firm: Powell Gilbert LLP

Name: Simon Goodman Position: Partner Law firm: Reddie & Grose

Name: Ian Gruselle Position: Partner Law firm: Bristows

Name: Robert Guthrie Position: Partner Law firm: Osborne Clarke

Name: Gordon Harris Position: Partner Law firm: Gowling WLG LLP

Name: Guy Heath Position: Consultant Law firm: CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang

Name: Jeremy Hertzog Position: Partner / Head of IP Law firm: Mishcon de Reya

Name: Ben Hitchens Position: Partner Law firm: CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang

Name: Tamsin Holman Position: Partner Law firm: D Young & Co

Name: Julia House Position: Director / European Trademark Attorney Law firm: Albright IP Ltd

Name: Paul Inman Position: Partner Law firm: Gowling WLG LLP

Name: Rob Jacob Position: Partner Law firm: Stephenson & Harwood

Name: Sarah Johnson Position: Senior Associate Law firm: Carpmaels & Ransford

Name: Cerryg Jones Position: Owner Law firm: Wragge & Co LLP

Name: Paul Jordan Position: Partner Law firm: Bristows

Name: Charles Larsen Position: Partner Law firm: White & Case LLP

Name: Daniel Lim Position: Partner Law firm: Kirkland & Ellis

Name: Morag MacDonald Position: Partner / Head of International Intellectual Property Group Law firm: Bird & Bird

Name: Roland Mallinson Position: Partner Law firm: Taylor Wessing

Name: Charlotte May Position: QC Law firm: 8 New Square

Name: Susie Middlemiss Position: Owner Law firm: Slaughter & May

Name: Simon Miles Position: Partner Law firm: Edwin Coe

Name: Katherine Moggridge Position: Barrister Law firm: Three New Square IP

Name: Andrew Moir Position: Partner Law firm: Herbert Smith Freehills

Name: Kevin Mooney Position: Partner Law firm: Simmons & Simmons

Name: Helen Newman Position: Partner Law firm: CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang

Name: Katie Oliver Position: Director United Kingdom & European Trademark Attorney Law firm: Albright IP Ltd

Name: Kate O’Rourke Position: Partner / Head of Trademarks Law firm: Mewburn Ellis

Bill Lister
Position: Partner
Law firm: Appleyard Lees
Phone: +44 16 1835 9655
Email: bill.lister@appleyardlees.com
Website: www.appleyardlees.com
Bill Lister has a wide range of experience advising UK, US, European and global clients, with a substantial reputation spanning branding issues, registered and unregistered trademarks, copyright, design, patents and trade secrets.
He advises a number of global household names, in conjunction with public and private companies, and public sector organisations.
He has established himself as a specialist within his field, with his involvement in high profile cases such as Nike & Rugby Football Union v Cotton Traders and Scoredraw v Finch allowing him to explore and study IP rights associated with national emblems.
Lister has a wealth of experience representing media clients in matters with the BBC Regulatory Department, OFCOM and IPSOS. He is a regular contributor to hard copy and online legal journals, and is the author of well-received work on High Court practice and procedure.
Stephanie Loeffler-Reading
Position: Partner and Trademark Attorney
Law firm: HGF
Phone: +44 207 776 5100
Email: sloeffler@hgf.com
Website: www.hgf.com
Stephanie Loeffler-Reading graduated with an Honours degree in Pharmacy. Her career in trademarks has included working in the IP team of a leading brand consultancy and the in-house legal team of a multinational alcoholic beverages company.
With nearly 30 years in IP, Loeffler-Reading has experience in all areas of trademark selection including brand creation, clearance, protection and enforcement, due diligence and strategic international portfolio management. She has knowledge of worldwide registration processes and has managed contentious proceedings and negotiated settlements in many countries.
Loeffler-Reading is a member of the Chartered Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys and a registered trademark attorney.

Name: Jin Ooi Position: Partner Law firm: Kirkland & Ellis

Name: Emma Pitcher Position: Partner Law firm: Boult Wade Tennant

Name: RIchard Plaistowe Position: Principal Associate Law firm: Mills & Reeve

Name: Tony Pluckrose Position: Partner Law firm: Boult Wade Tennant

Name: Alasdair Poore Position: Head of Intellectual Property Law firm: Mills & Reeve

Name: Luke Portnow Position: Senior Attorney (Trademarks & Designs) Law firm: Novagraaf UK

Name: David Powell Position: Partner Law firm: Stevens Hewlett & Perkins

Name: Tim Powell Position: Partner Law firm: Powell Gilbert LLP

Name: Alexandra Pygall Position: Partner Law firm: Stephenson Harwood LLP

Name: Amith Qureshi Position: IP Lawyer Law firm: Ab Initio

Name: Eleonora Rosati Position: Professor at Stockholm University and of Counsel, Bird & Bird Law firm: Bird & Bird

Name: David Rose Position: Partner Law firm: Mishcon de Reya

Name: Tom Scourfield Position: Partner Law firm: CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang

Name: Harriet Seymour Position: Partner Law firm: Fieldfisher

Name: Hiroshi J Sheraton Position: Partner Law firm: Baker McKenzie

Name: Mark Shillito Position: Partner Law firm: Herbert Smith Freehills

Name: Nick Shipp Position: Partner / Vice President Law firm: Kilburn & Strode LLP

Name: Sally Shorthose Position: Intellectual Property Partner Law firm: Bird & Bird

Name: Iain Stewart Position: Partner Law firm: Kilburn & Strode LLP

Name: Charlotte Stirling Position: Partner and Trademark Attorney Law firm: JA Kemp

Name: Julius Stobbs Position: Founder Law firm: Stobbs IP

Name: David Stone Position: Partner / Global Head of Intellectual Property Law firm: Allen & Overy LLP

Name: Kate Swaine Position: Partner Law firm: Gowling WLG LLP

Name: Rebecca Swindells Position: Partner Law firm: Jones Day

Name: Oliver Tidman Position: Founder & Intellectual Property Lawyer Law firm: Tidman Legal Intellectual Property Lawyers

Name: Rowena Tolley Position: Partner Law firm: Kilburn & Strode LLP

Name: Jane Wainwright Position: Partner / Patent Attorney Law firm: Potter Clarkson LLP

Name: Paul Walsh Position: Partner Law firm: Bristows

Name: Justin Watts Position: Partner Law firm: WilmerHale

Name: Laura West Position: Associate Director & Head of IP Law firm: Stephenson Law

Name: Laura Whiting Position: Counsel / Patent Litigation Law firm: Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Name: Robert Williams Position: Partner / Co-Head of Intellectual Property Group Law firm: Bird & Bird

Name: Alex Wilson Position: Partner Law firm: Powell Gilbert LLP

Name: Imogen Wiseman Position: Owner Law firm: Cleveland Scott York

Name: Catherine Wolfe Position: Partner Law firm: Boult Wade Tennant

Name: Sarah Wright Position: Partner, Head of Intellectual Property Law firm: CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang

Lauren Somers
Position: Trademark Director
Law firm: HGF
Phone: +44 161 247 4900
Email: lsomers@hgf.com
Website: www.hgf.com
Lauren Somers is a Chartered UK trademark and designs attorney. She has expertise advising large multinationals through to small start ups, tailoring her strategic advice to suit clients’ needs. Somers is commercially aware across sectors ranging from cosmetics and clothing, food and pharmaceuticals, to software and professional services. She works with her clients to help achieve the desired outcome in a cost effective way—whether that be in relation to filing strategy, oppositions and appeals or in contentious matters.
Somers is also a member of the European Communities Trade Mark Association (ECTA) and is the Vice Chair of its Internet Committee.
Andrew Wells
Position: Partner and Patent Attorney
Law firm: HGF
Phone: +44 161 247 4900
Email: awells@hgf.com
Website: www.hgf.com
Andrew Well’s patent practice is principally in the pharmaceutical and chemical fields. He has extensive experience in securing patent protection for pharmaceuticals and specialises in drafting and prosecuting patent applications covering new chemical entities, salts, polymorphs, formulations manufacturing processes, medical uses, and medical devices. Outside of the pharmaceutical field, Well’s practice encompasses agrochemicals, polymer chemistry, petroleum additives, catalytic compositions, separation chemistry, adhesive technologies and biosensors.
Wells acts for a diverse range of clients, including international corporations, universities and start-ups.
Wells draws on both his private practice and in-house experience to provide commercially-focused advice to his clients on all patent matters.

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