The D Young & Co trade mark team has an impeccable track record, setting the standard in trade mark protection and enforcement.

We have been ranked top tier in our profession year on year for trade mark services in the UK and in all the major legal directories. We are extremely proud to have been awarded ‘UK trade mark firm of the year’ by World Trade Mark Review in 2017.

Our clients range from innovative sole traders to global brand leaders in a broad range of industries. Particular areas of expertise include fashion, sport, entertainment, engineering/construction, media, FMCG, food and drink, life sciences, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, financial services and luxury goods.

Our trade mark attorneys and solicitors are extremely active both within the profession as well as in policy development. When not visiting clients, you will regularly find our attorneys speaking at European and international conferences. They present on law and practice developments at events including those organised by the Pharmaceutical Trade Marks Group (PTMG), the Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys (ITMA), the International Trademark Association (INTA), MARQUES, and the European Communities Trade  Mark Association (ECTA).  

Our team works on a wide range of contentious non-contentious trade mark matters, including

  • Conducting trade mark clearance searches
  • Global trade mark filing and brand strategies
  • Auditing trade mark portfolios
  • Obtaining trade mark registrations worldwide
  • Prosecuting trade mark opposition, invalidation and cancellation actions
  • Conducting trade mark appeals
  • Enforcing and defending trade mark rights (registered and unregistered)
  • Providing trade mark infringement advice
  • Due diligence
  • Parallel imports and repackaging cases
  • Anti-counterfeiting
  • Passing off and comparative advertising
  • Litigation in UK and EU courts
  • Arbitration and mediation
  • Coordinating and leading multinational disputes around the world

An introduction to CITMA

Our trade mark attorneys are qualified Chartered Trade Mark Attorneys. Find out more about the Chartered Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys (CITMA) and finding a trade mark representative (video).

About CITMA
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The litigation and prosecution practices dovetail neatly, giving clients the benefit of joined-up thinking on every question.
World Trademark Review 1000
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
Top tier for trade mark prosecution.
IP Stars (Managing IP)
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 results are excellent:  D Young & Co delivers top-quality legal advice at a reasonable cost, and is very responsive to rights holders' needs.
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)
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
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
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
It enjoys a thriving trade marks practice.
Chambers
The best in Europe.
World Trademark Review 1000
D Young & Co provides a very responsive service and clear, accurate legal advice on trade mark and design right issues.
Legal 500
The level of service is simply excellent.
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
D Young & Co is Managing IP's UK Trade Mark Prosecution Firm of the Year (2017).
IP Stars (Managing IP)
Leading trade mark prosecution service.
Chambers
The firm’s metamorphosis into a comprehensive litigation and prosecution service provider has been a widely followed story on the UK trademark scene.
World Trademark Review 1000
Its large team of trademark attorneys lives and breathes intellectual property and performs with precision for the likes of PepsiCo.
World Trademark Review 1000
The group's deep bench of experienced attorneys has the necessary capacity to conduct such landmark matters.
World Trademark Review 1000

Meet the team

Partners

Helen Cawley
Helen Cawley
Partner, Trade Mark Attorney
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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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Jackie Johnson
Jackie Johnson
Partner, Trade Mark Attorney
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Gemma Kirkland
Gemma Kirkland
Partner, Trade Mark 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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Senior Associates

Richard Burton
Richard Burton
Senior Associate, Trade Mark Attorney
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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

Jennifer Heath
Jennifer Heath
Trade Mark Attorney
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Wendy Oliver-Grey
Wendy Oliver-Grey
Trade Mark Attorney
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Solicitors

Alban Radivojevic
Alban Radivojevic
Solicitor
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Assistants

Natasha O'Shea
Natasha O'Shea
Trade Mark Assistant
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IP Support

Louise Bush
Louise Bush
Trade Mark Searcher
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Gemma Hennessey-Lowe
Gemma Hennessey-Lowe
Paralegal
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Andrew Johnson
Andrew Johnson
Head of IP Support Services
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Beth Kent
Beth Kent
Paralegal
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Sharon Sequeira
Sharon Sequeira
Trade Mark Support Services Manager
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