IP litigation can be both technically and legally complex, and involve some of the most valuable assets of a business. It is often multi-jurisdictional, which brings additional challenges.

As a firm of specialist solicitors and intellectual property attorneys, we are able to combine the complementary skills of both professions to provide clients with a first-class and cost-effective service to resolve their patent, design, trade mark, copyright, unfair competition and other IP-related disputes (such as those involving confidential information). We are accustomed to acting for rights holders as well as alleged infringers, in relation to infringement and invalidity actions, as well as actions for declaratory relief.

European litigation expertise 

Our solicitors have extensive expertise in acting in high-profile, high-value litigation, with UK court cases in the High Court (Chancery Division) and the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court (IPEC) across a wide range of industries and technical disciplines.

In Germany we are experienced in representing clients in the German infringement courts in first instance and appellate proceedings, the German Federal Patent Court (Bundespatentgericht) and the Germany Patent and Trade Mark Office (Deutsches Patent- und Markenamt).

Multi-jurisdictional litigation management

We are experienced in advising clients in, and co-ordinating, multi-jurisdictional disputes involving courts in Europe, Asia and the United States. We work with and manage local advisers in the context of IP matters and have good relationships with a number of excellent firms around the world. 

Unified Patent Court

We have been closely involved in the development of the Unified Patent Court (UPC) such that we are intimately familiar with its framework, procedures and jurisdictional arrangements. When it comes into being, patent litigation in the Unified Patent Court will place a strong emphasis on written technical statements of case along with important evidential requirements and procedures. 

We will be able to offer a broad choice and availability of representation in all divisions of the UPC and our solicitors and patent attorneys are particularly well placed to assist clients in this new European patent litigation forum. 

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They demonstrate an impressive understanding of the psychological factors that come into play when communicating with authorities.
IAM Patent 1000
It is a very reliable resource, with great strength in depth on both prosecution and litigation, and the level of its service is simply excellent.
World Trademark Review 1000
The team recorded a number of wins in 2016 for well-known brands in proceedings before the UK IPO and EUIPO.
IP Stars (Managing IP)
The trailblazing move [to recruit solicitors] has equipped the firm to provide persuasive one-stop service to a cadre of prestigious household name.
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
One of the first UK prosecution outfits to offer contentious services, it continues to do a brisk trade in litigation.
IAM Patent 1000
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’s killer USP is its seamless integration of trademark attorney and legal teams.
World Trademark Review 1000
Recommended for contentious proceedings, and also has patent litigation solicitors in-house.
Chambers
D Young & Co succeeds in delivering high-quality, cost-effective prosecution and litigation, while maintaining an attentive and responsive client service.
World Trademark Review 1000
Its contentious and prosecution practices operate seamlessly and have been successful for years.
IP Stars (Managing IP)
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).
Chambers
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
They are exceptionally effective and will surpass your expectations.
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

Meet the team

Partners

Anthony Albutt
Anthony Albutt
Partner, Patent Attorney
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David Alcock
David Alcock
Partner, Patent Attorney
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Zöe Clyde-Watson
Zöe Clyde-Watson
Partner, Patent Attorney
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Antony Craggs
Antony Craggs
Partner, Solicitor
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Uli Foerstl
Uli Foerstl
Partner, Rechtsanwalt
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Kirk Gallagher
Kirk Gallagher
Partner, Patent Attorney
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Charles Harding
Charles Harding
Partner, Patent Attorney
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Tamsin Holman
Tamsin Holman
Partner, Solicitor
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Jonathan Jackson
Jonathan Jackson
Partner, Patent Attorney
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Catherine Mallalieu
Catherine Mallalieu
Partner, Patent Attorney
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Neil Nachshen
Neil Nachshen
Partner, Patent Attorney
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Simon O'Brien
Simon O'Brien
Partner, Patent Attorney
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Jeremy Pennant
Jeremy Pennant
Partner, Trade Mark Attorney
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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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Richard Willoughby
Richard Willoughby
Partner, Solicitor
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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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Carolin Golling
Carolin Golling
Associate, Rechtsanwältin
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Attorneys

Anton Baker
Anton Baker
Patent Attorney
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Solicitors

Alban Radivojevic
Alban Radivojevic
Solicitor
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