Top tier for patents and trade marks in Legal 500

Legal 500 has ranked D Young & Co as a top tier patent and trade mark firm in its 2016 survey.

This good news from Legal 500 means that we continue to be ranked as a top tier UK IP firm by all the UK directories (Legal 500, IP Stars (Managing IP), IAM Patent 1000, WTR 1000 and Chambers UK).

We are grateful to our clients for their contribution to the Legal 500's research and for their positive feedback, as quoted by the Legal 500 in their review of D Young & Co.

Legal 500 conducts extensive research each year in order to profile UK firms with a view to including them in their directory. Rankings are based on feedback from 250,000 in-house peers and access to law firms deals and confidential matters, which are independently assessed by Legal 500's team of researchers.

The Legal 500 writes:

D Young & Co patent services

Tier 1: D Young & Co LLP's outstanding patent department consists of two teams, both of which handle contentious and non-contentious matters for domestic and international clients. The electronics, engineering and IT side features specialists such as Southampton-based Jonathan Jackson, Ian Harris(who splits his time between Southampton and London), and London-based Anthony Albutt. Simon O'Brien, Garreth Duncan and David Alcock are key players on the biotechnology, chemistry and pharmaceuticals side. The firm also grew significantly in 2015 with more than five additions, including senior associates Robbie Berryman [now partner] and Cathrine McGowan.

D Young & Co trade mark services

Tier 1: D Young & Co LLP advises a range of clients, including rock and pop groups, media organisations, and the fashion and food and beverage industries. Jeremy Pennant is 'an IP giant with outstanding business acumen and industry knowledge'. The talented Jackie Johnson, Helen Cawley, Tamsin Holman, Ian Starr and Matthew Dick round out the partnership.

D Young & Co TMT: IP services (litigation)

Tier 4: At D Young & Co LLP, Tamsin Holman and Ian Starr acted in design litigation for Skechers relating to a number of products sold by leading supermarket chains. Johnson & Johnson, PepsiCo, Procter & Gamble and AkzoNobel are also clients.