30 January 2018

We have been recommended by WTR1000

We are delighted to announce that our firm and three individuals (James Tumbridge, Paul Harris and David Birchall) have been recommended in the World Trademark Review 1000.

Here is what they said about us:

Venner Shipley understands how to get trademarks on the register, but having recently evolved into a full-service IP outfit, the firm now has a complete understanding of how to then enforce and commercialise those rights as well. More specifically, the introduction of a legal team – centred around Paul Harris and James Tumbridge – in 2016 has taken it into the thick of UK trademark litigation and IP transactions. Harris, who has the distinction of having successfully litigated the first case under the Trademarks Act 1994, has a wealth of contentious experience, which he leverages effectively in his supplementary licensing practice. Tumbridge is a barrister who has litigated important cases before the Supreme Court; he is also a qualified mediator and an authority on alternative dispute resolution. The duo settled in quickly alongside trademark attorney David Birchall, who previously practised as a solicitor; his background has helped with the smooth integration of the contentious and non-contentious practices.

The review can be found here.