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Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP

Work Department

Intellectual property, commercial.


A partner in the firm’s commercial, IP and IT team. Specialises in intellectual property, especially copyright and trade marks; and commercial contracts including agency, distribution and supply agreements.


Joined Penningtons as trainee 1993; qualified 1995; partner 2003.


International Trademarks Association.


Lincoln College, Oxford (1991 BA Hons Jurisprudence (Oxon); MA (Oxon)); College of Law, Chester (1992); King’s College, London (1998 Dip UK and European Copyright Law).

Lawyer Rankings

London > TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Intellectual property: trade marks, copyright and design

Anna Frankum and Chris Shelly head the IP practice at Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP, which recently advised on brand enforcement and opposition strategy for high-profile retail, fashion, food and drink celebrity clients. Clients in the automotive and architecture sectors also engaged the team on brand and design safeguarding, IP rights transfers and infringement claims. A solid list of technology clients retains the team for IP advice relating to software, data and algorithms.

South East > TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Intellectual property

Chris Shelley in Oxford and the London-based Anna Frankum oversee the IP offering at Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP. Respectively known for their work in life sciences and education, they handle a broad range of matters covering patent licensing and passing-off. More broadly, the team handles design and rights issues. On the contentious side, the firm has a strong record of work on cross-border contract disputes. Daniel Berry is known for anti-counterfeiting advice while Joanne Vengadesan is particularly strong in software matters. Holly Strube specialises in brand protection.