13 November 2012
D Young & Co "one of the best and biggest" IP Law Firms, Says Chambers UK
Chambers & Partners (Chambers UK) has ranked D Young & Co LLP as a top tier UK patent and trade mark firm. Chambers writes:
"D Young & Co offers clients a full IP law service, hosting solicitors as well as patent and trade mark attorneys, and it is the first firm to acquire legal disciplinary status (LDP). As one of the best and biggest such firms in Europe, D Young & Co performs enforcement and litigation as well as registration, prosecution and portfolio management services. The firm's expertise in electronics and software, biotechnology, chemistry and pharmaceuticals is particularly well regarded.
Key individuals highlighted by Chambers were Jonathan DeVile, Charles Harding, Jeremy Pennant and Ian Starr:
"Jonathan DeVile specialises in patent prosecution, enforcement, litigation, due diligence and strategic portfolio advice for clients working at the cutting edge of electronics, software, telecommunications and mobile telephony.
Charles Harding represents academic and research institutions, emerging businesses and multinational corporations in patent oppositions and litigation concerning the life sciences and medical research fields.
Jeremy Pennant is a go-to lawyer for world-wide blue-chips in retail and leisure seeking market-leading advice and strategic direction in trade mark oppositions and soft IP matters. Clients include PepsiCo and Marriot Hotels."
Ian Starr, a 'noted practitioner' within Chambers 'IP London' category, "is a registered trade mark attorney as well as a solicitor. He is an IP litigator of vast experience who handles disputes concerning all IP rights in the broadcasting, fast moving consumer goods and pharmaceutical industries".
D Young & Co LLP's Chambers UK 2013 entry was published 2 November 2012 on the Chambers website.