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Elkington + Fife LLP

Work 020 7936 8800
Fax 020 7353 4329
London, Sevenoaks

London: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

PATMA: Patent attorneys
PATMA: Patent attorneys - ranked: tier 3

Elkington + Fife LLP (London, Sevenoaks)

Elkington + Fife LLP is singled out for its ‘timely response and exceptional knowledge of the pharmaceuticals business’. Practice head Richard Gillard is ‘undoubtedly a leader for opposition and pharmaceutical clearance work’; his ‘high attention to detail, outstanding advocacy skills and calm under pressure’ are all singled out for praise by clients. Oliver Kingsbury has ‘very good business acumen and understands pharmaceutical sector clients’ business needs’; his ‘calm and pragmatic approach’ makes Kingsbury ‘a strong partner for opposition work and SPC filings’, according to clients. The team was strengthened when Glyn Truscott and associate Henrietta Rooney joined from Carpmaels & Ransford LLP in June 2016. Truscott has ‘a sophisticated understanding of the biotech industry and provides canny insight into options and strategies in Europe’; he is ‘able to achieve results that often go beyond expectations’. In the electrical and mechanical group, James Andersongives sound advice in freedom to operate matters and understands complex business and legal issues in the medical devices area’; Nick Ertl, Rob O’callaghan and Rob Zijlstra are also key names to note. Representative clients include Actavis, IBM, Fujifilm, Teva and Samsung.

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

Elkington + Fife LLP (London, Sevenoaks)

Elkington + Fife LLP’s team is ‘clearly at the top of its game; always available, quick to acknowledge instructions and quick to turn around responses’. The team has handled a large number of trade mark applications, oppositions and other disputes in several jurisdictions for BASF and its subsidiaries; in 2016 it acted as the lead counsel in relation to worldwide opposition and cross-cancellation proceedings involving more than 40 jurisdictions. Another highlight saw the team assisting PANalytical with its clearance and registration of new product trade marks and existing trade marks in new territories, as well as conducting opposition and cancellation actions in the UKIPO and EUIPO. The ‘very knowledgeable and savvy’ Chris McLeod (a former ITMA president) is ‘a trusted adviser and industry expert’; according to on client, ‘there is little (if anything) that he hasn’t seen or advised upon before’. Sevenoaks-based Peter Charlton is also recommend, as is associate Daniel Sullivan, who is singled out for his ‘client-focused service’.

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