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20 September 2012

Legal 500 Top Tier Firm 2012

We are delighted to announce that D Young & Co has been ranked as a top tier patent and trade mark firm by Legal 500 2012.

Within Patent attorneys, D Young & Co LLP is a first tier firm

D Young & Co LLP’s ‘excellent’, 36-attorney team is appreciated for its ‘detailed preparation and minute attention to detail’. Clients include DuPont, BAA, Lush, GlaxoSmithKline, Sony, and the Wellcome Trust. Kirk Gallagher, in the biotechnology, chemistry and pharmaceuticals group, has recently represented Teva Pharmaceuticals in an EPO opposition against a European patent held by AstraZeneca. The firm recently gained a number of universities and university spin-outs as clients. Aylsa Williams, David Alcock and Charles Harding are recommended. Garreth Duncan, Nicholas Malden and Connor McConchie were recently promoted to the partnership.

Within Trade mark attorneys, D Young & Co LLP is a first tier firm

D Young & Co LLP’s ‘overall level of service is excellent’, and its knowledge and response times are of the ‘highest calibre’. Helen Cawley, who was promoted to the partnership in 2011, acted for the Feelgood Drinks Company in opposition proceedings. Other clients include Jo Loves, Renault, Esso, Ferrari and LVMH Fashion Group, along with new gains Adele and The Saturdays. Gillian Deas is ‘extremely professional’.

Within Intellectual property

D Young & Co LLP ‘surpasses expectations’ on contentious IP work, fielding an in-house team of IP attorneys and solicitors. Ian Starr is ‘a seasoned IP litigator of the highest calibre’, whose ‘advice on contentious and strategic issues is first class’. He and ‘rising star’ Tamsin Holman are representing Winning Moves in a dispute with The FA Premier League regarding the use of footballer images on its Top Trumps card game. Other clients include Rolex, PepsiCo and Johnson & Johnson. Associate Cam Gatta is ‘a font of knowledge on copyright issues’.

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