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Jeremy Pennant

Partner, Trade Mark Attorney / Southampton

Jeremy Pennant

Practice area

Trade mark group
Designs group


Jeremy has been practising in the field of trade marks and passing off since 1985. He joined D Young & Co in 1994 and became a partner in 1995. 

Jeremy’s clients range from small entrepreneurial start-ups to multinational blue chip companies. He has extensive experience in many sectors including beverages, hotels, boats, charities, petroleum, chemicals, pharmaceuticals and medical equipment, aviation, courier services, film, television, music, sports teams and vehicle manufacturers. Jeremy was one of the original Independent Experts appointed by Nominet to adjudicate on domain name disputes in the UK.

Jeremy has spoken and lectured extensively, not only in Europe, but also in the US and the Far East. Much of Jeremy’s practice relates to the enforcement of clients’ rights. Jeremy is a qualified Trade Mark & Design Litigator.


Jeremy won the 2017 Corporate Intl Magazine Global Award: Trade Mark Prosecution Lawyer of the Year in England.

Jeremy was awarded 'UK Trade Mark Attorney of the Year 2016' by ACQ5 Global Awards.

Jeremy was ranked as a top tier UK trade mark attorney by Chambers 2016.

Jeremy Pennant received top ranking as an IP Star in Managing Intellectual Property's IP Stars 2016.

"An IP giant with outstanding business acumen and industry knowledge" Legal 500.

"Jeremy is fantastic – you won't find anyone more knowledgeable about your brands and industry." "His responsiveness is outstanding and he keeps on top of everything in a very proactive way. You can really trust him to have your best interests in mind." WTR 1000 2017.

World Trademark Review 1000 highlights Jeremy Pennant as a 'gold' practitioner in the fields of trade mark prosecution and strategy: "He is just stellar. He offers business-focused, succinct advice and is dedicated to getting the best result for his client"...An "outstanding counsellor... an insightful, practical and timely practitioner" and the "driving force" behind D Young & Co's ability to conduct "landmark matters" WTR 1000 2016.

Jeremy is "highly recommended for trade mark and designs work and has clients in a wide range of industrial sectors. He is a qualified trade mark and designs litigator and is also an expert on domain name issues"..."a respected trade mark attorney who has extensive experience advising his clients on brand protection"...he is "very good indeed, a very effective attorney" Chambers. 

"Jeremy Pennant draws widespread praise for his experience advising clients across a wide array of industry sectors" Who's Who Legal 2017.


Certificate in Intellectual Property Law, Queen Mary College, University of London.
Chartered Trade Mark Attorney 1989.
European Trade Mark Attorney 1996.
European Design Attorney 2003.
Trade Mark & Design Litigator 2010.


Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys (CITMA) and member of council of CITMA 1992-2000.
International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI).
European Communities Trade Mark Association (ECTA).
International Trademark Association (INTA).
Director of Pamia Limited, the UK patent and trade mark attorney profession’s mutual insurer.


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