30 November 2023

VS News

Autumn Socials

We are friendly and easy to work with – something that sets us apart in our field. We also make sure that we come together internally on a regular basis so for our Autumn Social we held a pub quiz.

To support October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we invited everyone to wear pink and enjoyed cakes while sporting stick-on moustaches to celebrate the start of Movember. It was great to catch up to support such important causes. The firm also made a donation to Breast Cancer Now and Movember, the annual event involving the growing of moustaches during the month of November to raise awareness of men’s health issues.

What others say about us

IP Rising Stars 2024

We are proud of Alexandra Seymour-Pearce, James Varley and Katherine Dainty for being recognised as 2023 IP Rising Stars by Managing Intellectual Property. This brings the total of our IP Stars and Notable Practitioners to 13.

IAM Strategy 300 2024

We are delighted to have three of our partners ranked in the IAM Strategy 300 Global Leaders guide. Congratulations to Allie Elend, Anton Hutter and Pawel Piotrowicz.
The IAM Strategy 300 Global Leaders guide draws from the worlds of private practice, consulting and other service providers, with specialists from the major IP markets in North America, Europe and Asia. Together they feature a wide range of expertise in IP-intensive sectors such as high-tech and life sciences. To review the listing, please click here.

Legal 500 2024

Once again, we have achieved Tier 1 status for PATMA: Patent Attorneys in The Legal 500 UK 2024 and Tier 2 for PATMA: Trade Mark Attorneys as well as having been ranked in Intellectual Property: Trade Marks, Copyright and Design and Intellectual Property: Patents (Contentious and Non-Contentious).

We are particularly pleased that Allie Elend received individual recognition as PATMA: Patent Attorneys Leading Individual. Allie is celebrated as a “very bright, intelligent lawyer with excellent scientific knowledge”.

13 of our team are mentioned by name in the Legal 500 United Kingdom commentary for their standout contribution to their respective practices and another 12 have been mentioned by name by our referees. This is more than last year.

Praised for having “a diverse team with depth and breadth of knowledge”, clients applauded us as a firm for having “notable strength’’ and an “academically very talented team’’. Other clients have further commented on our communication as incredibly “clear and concise’’ and “the team is well-equipped to help make the right strategic decisions’’. We have also been commended on our “great experience in patent prosecution and EPO opposition and appeal proceedings’’.

Our trade mark team is “praised as a ‘go-to firm for any UK trade mark matters’” and [showing] “demonstrable experience in managing global portfolios and prosecution mandates for a wide range of clients, including FTSE100 companies, global corporations, in addition to SMEs, and start-ups’’.

The guide also commends us for “handling patent portfolio and licensing issues’’ as well as being “well-versed in IP disputes’’. We also possess “notable expertise in handling registered designs and direct advocacy experience in the British Overseas territories, the USA and Canada’’.

Click here to read the full review.

Chambers and Partners UK 2024

For the eleventh year Chambers and Partners has ranked Venner Shipley in their Intellectual Property: Patent & Trade Mark Attorneys category in its UK Guide 2024.

We are particularly proud that Paul Derry has been ranked as a Notable Practitioner in Band 1 Intellectual Property: Patent & Trade Mark Attorneys – UK-wide.

Clients praised us that “there is a depth of knowledge and understanding across the team” and commented “[…] developing a first-in-class technology but it has never fazed the Venner Shipley team. In fact, it just enthuses them. They are able to bring together different expertise when needed, from molecular biologists to trade mark experts to landscaping advice.”

Click here to read the full write up.

Thank you to all of our amazing clients and contacts who acted as a referee and took the time to provide their feedback.