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A.A. Thornton & Co.

Work 020 7405 4044
Fax 020 7405 3580
London, Munich

London: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

PATMA: Patent attorneys
PATMA: Patent attorneys - ranked: tier 2

A.A. Thornton & Co.

A.A. Thornton & Co. divides its patent team into three core areas. Adrian Bennett leads the engineering, physics and mechanical devices patent team. Dr Craig Turner  leads the firm's chemistry, biotech and pharmaceuticals patents team, working alongside partners including  Lawrence King . Turner's work has included defending a patent opposition before the EPO for LycoRed brought by one of its competitors, which related to a food colouring formula. The third core group focuses on electrical engineering, electronics, telecoms and IT patents and is led by Mike Jennings. The firm's other clients include the likes of Cipla, Robert Bosch and IBM.

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PATMA: Trade mark attorneys
PATMA: Trade mark attorneys - ranked: tier 2

A.A. Thornton & Co.

The 'excellent' A.A. Thornton & Co. 'goes the extra mile to provide outstanding customer service' and has expertise in both contentious and non-contentious matters. Ian Gill is known for his 'commercial and pragmatic advice' and recently acted for eHarmony in opposing another party's registration of the mark 'matchedharmony' for an online dating website. Vanessa Lawrence focuses on the fashion, food and drink, travel and telecoms sectors, and Rachel Havard is active in the fashion, retail, automotive and pharmaceutical industries. IP litigator Geoff Hussey is also recommended and acted for Primark whose registration of 'Love to Lounge' was opposed by Lidl.

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