Equally at home in arbitration and mediation proceedings as in full-blown global disputes, we are experienced in advising clients on the suitability of mediation, expert adjudication, arbitration and other forms of alternative dispute resolution (ADR).

We always seek to recommend a commercial solution where we are able, so that lengthy and potentially costly proceedings are avoided to the extent possible.

We handle complex intellectual property disputes relating to IP ownership, patent, design and trade mark licencing issues, infringement and validity in all technical fields.

As a firm of solicitors and intellectual property attorneys we are able to put together the right team to resolve your dispute using alternative dispute resolution methods, with close attention to the bespoke needs of your business. 

IP mediation 

As an appointed independent and experienced third party, our mediators are able to facilitate out-of-court agreements in disputes concerning all IP-related areas, including patent licences, patent, trade mark, and design  disputes, joint venture and ownership disputes. 

We offer the skills of alternative dispute resolution group accredited mediators in civil and commercial mediation. 

IP arbitration

We have found arbitration, whether by means of a third party arbitrator or arbitration panel, to be a particularly effective process for addressing IP disputes with a technical subject matter. This is also a sound approach for clients seeking a confidential or contractually driven decision outside of the courts. 

IP litigation

Where consensus between parties using ADR processes is not possible, we are able to litigate for clients in the UK and Germany, and to advise clients in, and co-ordinate multi-jurisdictional disputes involving courts in Europe, Asia and the US and across a wide range of industries and technical disciplines.

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Joined-up thinking on every question.
World Trademark Review 1000
One of the first UK prosecution outfits to offer contentious services, it continues to do a brisk trade in litigation.
IAM Patent 1000
The litigation and prosecution practices dovetail neatly, giving clients the benefit of joined-up thinking on every question.
World Trademark Review 1000
A real standout element of D Young & Co is its bold advocacy in support of our company's interests, but with a finely honed sense of what is achievable in the real world.
World Trademark Review 1000
Home to a flourishing disputes practice and as such represents one of the more successful marriages between filing and litigation.
World Trademark Review 1000
Recommended for contentious proceedings, and also has patent litigation solicitors in-house.
Chambers
Brand owners come not only for matters of domestic consequence, but also for its dexterous coordination of multi-jurisdictional disputes in Europe.
World Trademark Review 1000
D Young & Co LLP advises a range of clients, including rock and pop groups, media organisations, and the fashion and food and beverage industries.
Legal 500
D Young & Co is at the vanguard of the attorney market, borne out by both its superb life sciences practice and its response to changes in legislation allowing lawyers and non-lawyers to enter into partnerships together.
IAM Patent 1000
Its contentious and prosecution practices operate seamlessly and have been successful for years.
IP Stars (Managing IP)
D Young & Co’s killer USP is its seamless integration of trademark attorney and legal teams; clients can one-stop shop here with supreme confidence.
World Trademark Review 1000
They demonstrate an impressive understanding of the psychological factors that come into play when communicating with authorities.
IAM Patent 1000
D Young & Co continues to light the way for agents considering bringing a legal team on board.
World Trademark Review 1000

Meet the team

Partners

Helen Cawley
Helen Cawley
Partner, Trade Mark Attorney
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Antony Craggs
Antony Craggs
Partner, Solicitor
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Matthew Dick
Matthew Dick
Partner, Solicitor
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Uli Foerstl
Uli Foerstl
Partner, Rechtsanwalt
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Tamsin Holman
Tamsin Holman
Partner, Solicitor
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Ian Starr
Ian Starr
Partner, Solicitor
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Aylsa Williams
Aylsa Williams
Partner, Patent Attorney
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Senior Associates

Anna Reid
Anna Reid
Senior Associate, Solicitor
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Associates

Flora Cook
Flora Cook
Associate, Trade Mark Attorney
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Solicitors

Alban Radivojevic
Alban Radivojevic
Solicitor
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