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Boult Wade Tennant

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London: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

PATMA: Patent attorneys
PATMA: Patent attorneys - ranked: tier 1

Boult Wade Tennant (Cambridge, London, Oxford, Reading)

Boult Wade Tennant excels in ‘competence, responsiveness and cost’. It has a team of individuals with ‘valuable expertise in various areas of technology’, and has ‘a high degree of competence in patent drafting and prosecution’. The 26-partner practice is divided into four groups: Nick McLeish heads the high-tech and electrical group, which includes Nigel Tucker, who is ‘very good at grasping technical issues quickly’, Victoria Russell, who is singled out for her ‘high standard of work’, and networks technology patent specialist Simon Kahn, who gives ‘practical, down-to-earth and economical solutions’; consultant Claire Baldock, Nina White and Matthew Spencer focus on advising a range of life sciences sector clients (including SMEs and university start-ups) on filing strategy and opposition and appeal proceedings; Adrian Hayes heads the chemical and materials group, which includes Rohan Setna (who is strongly recommended for opposition), as well as the ‘diligent and pragmaticDaniel Weston and Michelle Pratt; and Tessa Bucks heads the engineering and designs group, with the support of Paul Hicks, Neil Thomson and Tony Pluckrose. Highlights included successfully defending a patent jointly owned by Services Pétroliers Schlumberger and WesternGeco Seismic Holdings in opposition proceedings before the EPO; filing more than 100 new UK and European patent applications for The Boeing Company; and successfully representing a biotechnology company in an opposition appeal.

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PATMA: Trade mark attorneys
PATMA: Trade mark attorneys - ranked: tier 1

Boult Wade Tennant (Cambridge, London, Oxford, Reading)

For some, Boult Wade Tennant is ‘the best’ – its team has ‘a winning combination of knowledge and commercial nous, and is an absolute pleasure to work with’. Emma Pitcher advised Newton Investment Management and Walter Scott & Partners on their worldwide trade mark portfolios, which involved performing due diligence and advising on ongoing oppositions at the EUIPO; she also acted for Regis Corporation on a bad faith opposition action in the UAE in which the client does not hold any registered trade marks. Other highlights included John Wallace’s advice to Talley Group on a number of EUTM oppositions; Charlotte Duly’s advice to Soap & Glory on the prosecution of its applications, dealing with oppositions to third party applications and due diligence aspects arising from the client’s acquisition by Boots; and Tony Pluckrose’s work for Wild Bunch media on the registration of a women’s running trade mark in the UK. The ‘extremely professional and knowledgeableCatherine Wolfe is noted for her specialist knowledge of Chinese trade marks.

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  • Boult Wade Tennant ranked top tier for Trade Mark in MIP’s IP Stars Handbook

    We are delighted to announce that Managing Intellectual Property (MIP) has ranked our trade mark practice in the top tier of its 2016 annual survey. MIP’s IP Stars rankings are based on extensive research among thousands of intellectual property practitioners from around the globe, creating one of the most comprehensive and authoritative surveys of the IP legal market. It covers 80 countries and identifies the best patent, trade mark and copyright firms and practitioners in the world.
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