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At Blake Morgan LLP, the ‘very brightLee Fisher is well regarded for contentious IP work across the spectrum of rights including patents and trade marks. On the transactional and advisory front, Emyr Lewis has ‘excellent contacts’ in the media sector, where it acts for numerous independent production companies, including Tinopolis, and also regularly advises the Welsh government on various investments in the creative industries.

Headed by the ‘clever and unflappableWayne Beynon, Capital Law LLP’s two-partner team handles work across a range of contentious and non-contentious matters including licensing agreements, patent and trade mark portfolio management, and copyright disputes. Beynon combines commercial litigation and IP expertise, and acts alongside Nicola McNeely (who ‘has an excellent reputation for transactional IP’) on a host of matters for The Royal Mint.

Led on the non-contentious side by Ceri Delemore and on the contentious front by Michael Lindsey, Geldards LLP acts for clients in an array of IP-rich industries including healthcare and life sciences.

Although it lacks a significant presence on the contentious front, Eversheds LLP regularly acts for major companies on the development and commercialisation of their IP, and is also often involved in M&A deals involving significant IP due diligence. Matthew Gough is recommended. Clients include TfL and Liverpool Victoria.

Acuity Legal Limited’s non-contentious IP practice runs the gamut of work for clients from the creative industries and IT sector, among others. Christian Farrow handles work for cloud computing companies including Skyscape Cloud Services, which he advises on a range of commercial contracts. Rachelle Sellek is also recommended.

Hugh James was strengthened on the non-contentious IP front by the arrival in May 2015 of Erica Westerman from Berry Smith. On the contentious side, Richard Locke regularly handles IP disputes as a function of his broad commercial litigation expertise.

At Darwin Gray LLP, Stephen Thompson deals with the IP issues arising out of franchising. Kempton Rees handles IP litigation including trade mark disputes as part of his broader commercial litigation practice.

At JCP Solicitors team head Dr Kerry Beynon represents clients across the spectrum of IP issues including registration, commercialisation and infringement.

At MLM Cartwright, Aled Walters has particular expertise advising media and gaming clients on the commercialisation of their IP.

Led by William Barletta, Morgan LaRoche Limited advises clients including Shimano, Roland Group of Companies and Platinum Controls Group in connection with the exploitation and protection of their IP.

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