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01 October 2011

Three New Patent and Trade Mark Attorney Partners Join our Southampton Office

Three New Patent and Trade Mark Attorney Partners Join our Southampton Office

We are delighted to announce the appointment of three new partners: Nicholas Malden, Garreth Duncan and Helen Cawley with effect from 1 October 2011.

Helen joined D Young & Co in 2004 as a trainee trade mark attorney, and we are proud to see her career develop over the years and to announce her appointment as a partner within our Trade Mark Group.  Helen strengthens a team recently acclaimed by Legal 500 to be "top of its field" and deals with all aspects of trade mark work from clearance searches to enforcement issues.  In particular Helen focuses on contentious matters and has handled numerous oppositions and cancellation actions before the IPO and OHIM.

Nicholas joined D Young & Co in 2005 and qualified as a Chartered Patent Attorney and European Patent Attorney in 2009.  Nicholas has been appointed a partner in our Electronics, Engineering & IT Group and is based at our Southampton office. Nicholas specialises in the fields of physics and electronics, including various computer-implemented technologies. Digital electronics, consumer devices and microprocessor technologies also feature strongly in Nick’s portfolio.

Prior to joining D Young & Co in 2007 Garreth worked both in private practice and in Pfizer’s European Patent Department.  Garreth has been appointed as a partner in our Biotechnology, Chemistry & Pharmaceuticals Group and specialises in all types of chemical subject matter, including pharmaceuticals, food chemistry, petrochemicals, agricultural chemistry, polymer chemistry and chemical synthesis and processes.  He has particular experience in obtaining Supplementary Protection Certificates and other forms of patent term extension.



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