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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  • Case Study

    Mediation

    We acted for a client in the entertainment sector in complex trade mark infringement proceedings before the High Court. The case included arguments around threats, infringement, revocation and acquiescence. The case ultimately settled following mediation.

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    Ad hoc arbitration

    Members of our team have acted in number of UK ad hoc arbitrations of patent infringement and invalidity disputes in the field of materials science, under bespoke dispute resolution agreements and procedures.

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    ICC arbitration

    We have acted for a client in an ICC arbitration concerning a patent and know-how licence agreement relating to nanotechnology. Settlement was achieved without the matter needing to proceed to a final award.

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    Arbitration in Germany

    We advised a third party intervener in ICC arbitration proceedings with seat in Switzerland and German substantive law with regard to a patent and know-how license and service agreement for gas turbines, including the defence against requested interim relief.

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
Recommended for contentious proceedings, and also has patent litigation solicitors in-house.
Chambers
Recommended for 'superb service and excellent value for money' in IP litigation, IP firm D Young & Co LLP attracts praise for its 'industry knowledge' and 'friendly, down-to-earth, yet very professional nature'.
Legal 500
The dispute resolution and legal group, led by Tamsin Holman, acts for high profile clients in contentious matters relating to the full-range of IP rights. Clients include Guinness World Records, Marriott Hotels, PepsiCo and Rolex.
Legal 500
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 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
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
Joined-up thinking on every question.
World Trademark Review 1000
D Young & Co continues to light the way for agents considering bringing a legal team on board.
World Trademark Review 1000
The litigation and prosecution practices dovetail neatly, giving clients the benefit of joined-up thinking on every question.
World Trademark Review 1000
Bold advocacy in support of our company's interests, with a finely honed sense of what is achievable in the real world.
World Trademark Review 1000
Its contentious and prosecution practices operate seamlessly and have been successful for years.
IP Stars (Managing IP)
They demonstrate an impressive understanding of the psychological factors that come into play when communicating with authorities.
IAM Patent 1000

Meet the team

Partners

Jana Bogatz
Jana Bogatz
Partner, Rechtsanwältin
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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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Anna Reid
Anna Reid
Partner, Solicitor
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Aylsa Williams
Aylsa Williams
Partner, Patent Attorney
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Associates

Flora Cook
Flora Cook
Associate, Trade Mark Attorney
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Jake Hayes
Jake Hayes
Associate, Solicitor
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Solicitors

Alban Radivojevic
Alban Radivojevic
Solicitor
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Consultants

Ian Starr
Ian Starr
Consultant, Solicitor
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