Legal 500 UK 2020 highlights D Young & Co's "broad sectorial strength" in another top tier ranking for patents and trade marks

We are delighted to report that D Young & Co LLP has been ranked top tier for the 19th consecutive year by The Legal 500 for our patent and trade mark work.

We are grateful to our clients and peers who took the time to provide such positive feedback to The Legal 500 research team.

“The most professional team I have ever worked with”

The Legal 500 highlights our patent practice’s “broad sectorial strength, ranging from the telecoms, manufacturing and electronics sectors to the aerospace, biotechnology and especially the pharmaceutical sectors as key case generators. In addition to a strong patent drafting and portfolio management practice, often chosen by major international clients as well as prestigious universities and research institutes, the group impresses with its powerful UK and European opposition and appeal practice and complementary litigation offering. The team is also well versed in due diligence instructions, often acting for investment funds and venture capital players.”

"Great team, well coordinated and effective"

Client comments about our patent team include the following statements:

  • "Great team, well coordinated and effective."
  • "D Young & Co is very client-attentive and does exactly what it promises, which saves much of our time and effort to communicate.'
  • "The most professional team I have ever worked with. Excellent advice delivered in a laid back way that enables us as clients to participate in the most productive way.'
  • "The D Young & Co team is not only strong on patent strategy and management, but, critically for us, they have done an outstanding job of understanding our technology, products and end-use markets, and this understanding has helped them to provide directly relevant advice.'

Patent partners Anthony Albutt, Nicholas Malden, Antony Craggs, Kirk Gallagher, Jonathan Jackson, Garreth Duncan, Neil Nachshen, Rachel Bateman, Tamara Milton, Alan Boyd and Cathrine McGowan are highlighted in the survey.

"The group impresses with its longstanding experience"

When it comes to our trade mark services The Legal 500 comments that we are “especially active in the fashion, luxury, pharmaceutical and consumer product sectors, but also [D Young & Co] fields a busy caseload in the sports, entertainment, and food and drink sectors. The group impresses with its longstanding experience in the management and development of key trade mark portfolios for prestigious clients, many of which also profit from the firm's powerful in-house dispute resolution practice. Additionally, the group is well versed in domain name disputes. Jeremy Pennant in Southampton directs the practice. The firm also has offices in London and Munich.”

Jeremy Penannt, Tamsin Holman, Matthew Dick and Anna Reid, Richard Burton, Helen Cawley, Jackie Johnson and Gemma Kirkland are recommended.

"The gold standard for foreign local trade mark counsel"

Client quotes for our trade mark team include:

"D Young & Co has a fantastic team of trade mark professionals who are experts in EU and UK trade mark law. They represent many large companies, so they know what in-house trade mark counsel are looking for. They provide practical solutions, and don't "over-lawyer"."

"I often point to D Young's trade mark team as the gold standard for foreign local trade mark counsel. The firm consistently provides superior and efficient business-friendly advice."

"Responsive, clear, concise and pertinent advice."

"The D Young & Co team is unbelievably responsive in their practice. They, of course, have an excellent grasp of the legal issues that I present to them and they deliver high-quality analysis that is easy to digest."

"Never ceases to impress with its technical knowledge and strategy in tricky situations"

The directory also highlights “D Young & Co LLP's 'dedicated and careful team'” which “has 'notable depth of insight and experience in IP' and is highlighted for its litigation expertise. The group counts a number of large corporates among its client roster and is also 'a perfect partner for cost-conscious mid-sized TMT companies'.”

With reference to our litigation services client quotes include:

"The team's strengths are its accuracy, while at the same time avoiding unnecessary formalities or 'red-tape'."

"With a mixture of solicitors and patent attorneys, D Young [& Co] is able to assist clients with all their patent prosecution, maintenance and litigation needs at very cost-effective London rates."

"D Young & Co is very professional yet approachable and never ceases to impress with its technical knowledge and strategy in tricky situations."

Tamsin Holman, Anna Reid and Antony Craggs are highlighted by the directory.

The Legal 500 UK 2020

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