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Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP

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Patrick Cantrill

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Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP

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Patrick is the Head of Intellectual Property in the UK for the firm, having joined in May 2014 from Walker Morris where he had been the founding partner of the IP department, Patrick works out of the London and Leeds offices on a range of contentious and non-contentious intellectual property cases. He has over 30 years in the field of IP and is acknowledged as an expert by various independent commentators both in the UK and overseas. He has had conduct of substantial high profile technology transfer deals as well as a string of victories before the courts including but not limited to the Court of Appeal decision in Hotel Cipriani v Cipriani (Grosvenor Street).  He has also acted as an advocate before the UK IPO on a patent entitlement disputes and has also been instrumental in setting up various IP strategies and anti-infringement worldwide campaigns for leading companies.


Assistant solicitor, Clarke, Willmott & Clarke, 1984; assistant solicitor, Deacons (Hong Kong) 1986; assistant solicitor and then partner, Crossman Block (London) 1989; partner, Walker Morris LLP (Leeds), 1992; partner, Bond Dickinson LLP, 2014; partner, Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP on combination 2017.


The Intellectual Property Lawyers Organisation; The Licensing Executives Society (Vice President for the UK & Ireland)

London: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

Brand management

Within: Brand management

Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP  merged with U.S firm Womble Carlyle in October 2017 to form Womble Bond Dickinson; the practice is known for its work in the advertising space and advising brand-owners on marketing and IP matters. Practice head Patrick Cantrill is recommended for all soft IP matters and litigation and Nicky Strong  has notable experienced in non-contentious regulatory and advertising compliance work. Highlights include assisting Colgate-Palmolive to defend ASA complaints relating to the Max White Expert range, Tempur-Sealey International on pan-EU marketing materials and advertisements and for advertising regulatory work for Specsavers on several advertising campaigns and the launch of new JCB safety eyewear range. On the contentious side, Cantrill advises the Immediate Media Company Ltd on copyright infringements and portfolio management.

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Within: Fintech

Noted for its 'excellent service', Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP's 'pragmatic' team 'really takes time to understand its clients' and has 'a fantastic grasp of the law and its practical application'. The 'experienced, knowledgeable' Emma Radmore is 'a pleasure to work with', and the 'entirely reliable, very personable' Andrew Barber 'really knows his stuff'; both are financial services experts who advised TSB Bank on the regulatory aspects of a major outsourcing. Barber also advised Sainsbury's Bank on a review of its personal loan products, and on the start-up side assisted British Pearl with establishing its crowdfunding platform. Clients 'couldn't ask more from' Southampton-based technology expert Julian Hamblin, who advised Liverpool Victoria Friendly Society on the procurement of a new website. Patrick Cantrill, a Leeds-based IP expert, advised Atom Bank on all its IP issues. Smarch is an additional client.

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PATMA: Trade mark attorneys

Within: PATMA: Trade mark attorneys

Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP is the result of the merger between Bond Dickinson and US firm Womble Carlyle. The firm's clients include Immediate Media, Atom Bank and Middlesbrough Football Club. Leading the IP practice is Patrick Cantrill, who 'is quick to grasp the issues' and is 'clear in describing his recommended application'. Recent mandates for Cantrill include managing the trade mark portfolio for Petrofac and advising Decathlon on trade mark infringement issues. Rachel Hearson heads the trade mark team and 'provides good support of IPR projects'.

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Yorkshire and the Humber: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

Intellectual property

Within: Leading individuals

Patrick Cantrill - Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP

Within: Intellectual property

Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP¬† has ‚Äėsome excellent individuals who are fantastic at solving any issue put in front of them‚Äô. Team head Patrick Cantrill¬†splits his time between the firm‚Äôs Leeds, Newcastle and London offices and ‚Äėis impressive with his old-school thoroughness and commercial acuity‚Äô and ‚Äėis a genius litigator who goes straight for the jugular and cuts through any excessive jargon‚Äô; he recently represented Jemella Group, the manufacturer of ghd hair straighteners, in multiple IP disputes including international trade mark infringement cases and anti-counterfeit issues. Cantrill also advised fancy dress costume supplier Smiffy‚Äôs on the management of its global trade mark and design portfolio, acted for Decathlon Group in several trade mark and copyright infringement disputes and handled multiple copyright infringement disputes for Immediate Media Company. Managing associate and chartered trade mark attorney Rachel Hearson¬†is also a name to note.

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