Haseltine Lake Kempner LLP > Bristol, England > Firm Profile

Haseltine Lake Kempner LLP
REDCLIFF QUAY
120 REDCLIFF STREET
BRISTOL
BS1 6HU
England

TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Intellectual property Tier 1

Noted for its expertise in the chemistry and life sciences sectors, Haseltine Lake Kempner LLP handles the full spectrum of IP mandates, with practice co-leader Richard Kempner spearheading the firm’s ‘first-class’ contentious practice and assisting clients in the identification, protection, exploitation and enforcement of their IP rights, as well as defending those facing infringement allegations. ‘OutstandingJason Dainty leads the trade mark group and specialises in brand protection and strategy matters, in addition to advising domestic and European clients on trade mark applications and portfolios. Brian Whitehead, who focuses on patent enforcement and litigation, is another key member of the team, while Rachel Hearson joined in 2022.  Martin Delafaille departed the firm in November 2021.

Practice head(s):

Richard Kempner; Jason Dainty

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘Excellence in subject matter and client service very strong. Approachable lawyers and reasonably priced.’

‘Richard Kempner is a clear leader in his field, who has established a first-class team of lawyers around him. Very attentive from a client perspective and pragmatic with deep understanding of our business.’

‘Very good knowledge of UK trademark practice, and their advice is commercially minded.’

‘Jason Dainty is outstanding.’

‘Rachel Hearson provides practical, commercially orientated advice. Strong technical skills are allied to a ready grasp of commercial requirements.’

Key clients

Nomad Foods Europe (Birds Eye, Findus etc)

Tesco Stores Limited

Airbus

Molton Brown

Wren Kitchens

Mamas & Papas

Giorgio Armani

Kurt Geiger

Farrow & Ball

Callaway Golf

Jet2.com

Pathway IP Sarl (“Regus”)

Ascential

Gianni Versace S.r.l.

The Restaurant Group

Zebra

Kellogg

Supplier of Candles Limited

Royal Mint

Pandrol

Kellogg’s

China Tang London Limited

Work highlights

  • Defended Tesco against trade mark infringement from Lidl.
  • Defended Supplies for Candles Limited in a trade mark infringement dispute against Gentil Sayre Limited.

TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > PATMA: Patent attorneys Tier 2

With offices across the UK, as well as in Munich, the Netherlands and Guangzhou, Haseltine Lake Kempner LLP is noted for its impressive capability in preparing original patent applications for its roster of direct corporate clients in the technology sector and enjoys a high success rate in EPO opposition and appeal proceedings. Maintaining its stance as one of the most active filers of applications in the UK and before the EUIPO, the ‘friendly and professional’ practice is divided into three groups; Frances Wilding, who has notable experience in the field of artificial intelligence, heads up the high-tech team and Ashley Giles leads the engineering group, while Alex Rogers spearheads the chemistry and life sciences practice, where Isobel Finnie also advises. All three groups are well-placed to leverage the expertise of the firm’s litigation practice, which is led by Richard Kempner, who splits his time between the firm’s London and Leeds offices. In January 2022, Daniel Chew was appointed as vice-president of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys.

Practice head(s):

Frances Wilding; Ashley Giles; Richard Kempner; Alex Rogers

Other key lawyers:

Daniel Chew; Andrew Dowling; David Lewin; James Ward; Brian Whitehead; Joseph Lenthall; George Tebbutt; David Hammond; Joanna Deas; Rachel Hearson; Isobel Finnie

Testimonials

‘Good client relationship and communication. Friendly and professional.’

‘I can tell that Haseltine Lake Kempner strives to stay on top of developments in European practice to better inform their clients.’

‘Alex Rogers has great client service and always takes the time to explain the reasoning behind a particular recommendation.’

‘They deliver high quality patent applications with good lead times and at reasonable costs. Also, the handling of formal matters is very good, with timely reporting and quick response times.’

‘Outstanding is the technical competence and the ability to quickly get accustomed to new technical areas. Further, the competence in handling computer implemented inventions (cloud systems, virtualization, artificial intelligence, just to name a few) is remarkable.’

‘They are excellent scientifically and hold an impressive grasp of the procedural aspects of opposition and appeal proceedings.’

‘Alex Rogers’ guidance is always clear and billing rates and practices are reasonable. We are very comfortable entrusting Alex with our patent matters.’

Key clients

Tesco Stores Limited

Nike

HP Inc.

Mars-Wrigley

Honeywell

Ericsson

Rolls Royce

University College London (UCLB)

MonoSolRx/Aquestive

Wren Kitchens

Givaudan

Ford

Suzuki

Impossible Foods

Work highlights

  • Successfully defended Tesco in a patent infringement action at the IPEC, in the case Janger Limited v Tesco Stores Limited.
  • Handled several patent opposition cases for Philips, defending patents from attack by others in the personal care sector.
  • Assisting Honeywell in transferring European patents.

TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > PATMA: Trade mark attorneys Tier 2

The ‘commercially minded’ team at Haseltine Lake Kempner LLP remains one of the most active UK and EU trade mark filers and has a strong record in opposition and appeal proceedings before the UKIPO, while also offering a strong litigation practice. The team advises on brand protection issues and strategically manages the global trade mark portfolios of notable, direct clients, such as Kurt Geiger, Molton Brown and Jet2.com, to name a few. Based in London and Leeds, Jason Dainty, who is praised for his ‘excellent judgement’, jointly heads up the team alongside Martin Krause, who divides his time between the firm’s offices in London and Bristol. Dual-qualified trade mark attorney and solicitor, Martin Delafaille left in November 2021 to join Sonder IP, while Chris Morris and the ‘attentiveAmanda Mallon remain key contacts in the team. Key areas of expertise include the retail, technology, food, engineering, life sciences and chemistry sectors.

Practice head(s):

Martin Krause; Jason Dainty

Other key lawyers:

Chris Morris; Amanda Mallon; Richard Kempner; Brian Whitehead; Michael Conway; Sanjeet Plaha

Testimonials

‘Richard Kempner is an outstanding technical lawyer and great with clients.’

‘Very attentive, quick turnaround, cost effective and understand our business.’

‘Amanda Mallon is very attentive and excellent with clients.’

‘Commercially minded advice at reasonable rates.’

‘Jason Dainty has excellent judgment.’

Key clients

Nomad Foods Europe (Birds Eye and Findus)

Tesco Stores Limited

Airbus

Molton Brown

Wren Kitchens

Mamas & Papas

Giorgio Armani

Kurt Geiger

Farrow & Ball

Callaway Golf

Jet2.com

Pathway IP Sarl

Ascential

Gianni Versace S.r.l.

The Restaurant Group

Zebra Technologies

Kellogg

Supplier of Candles Limited

Royal Mint

Pandrol

Kellogg’s

China Tang London Limited

Work highlights

  • Defended Tesco against trade mark infringement from Lidl, concerning the sign used in relation to its “Clubcard Prices” scheme.
  • Defended Supplies for Candles Limited in a trade mark infringement dispute against Gentil Sayre Limited.

Haseltine Lake Kempner LLP is one of the largest independent IP firms in Europe providing a full suite of IP services across the entire IPR Lifespan™ in all technical and scientific disciplines. With offices in London, Munich, Bristol, Leeds, Glasgow, The Netherlands and Guangzhou (China), Haseltine Lake Kempner provides IP services across the globe.

All of the firm’s resources and expertise are exclusively dedicated to IP protection: safeguarding the inventions, creative designs, brand identities and other innovations of their clients. Haseltine Lake Kempner is privileged to work with some of the most exciting and forward-looking businesses in the world which are at the forefront of innovation and product development in their various spheres.

The majority of the firm’s clients are large corporate entities but they also work with universities and research institutes and with SMEs across the high-tech and pharma sectors. The firm currently has clients in over 50 countries, including the US, China, Japan and all major European countries.

Haseltine Lake Kempner has built a strong international reputation for top quality advice across a wide range of technologies and industry sectors. In a survey of its clients, conducted through an independent research agency, 97% of the firm’s clients were highly satisfied with the overall service provided by the firm.

DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
Partner, Litigation Team Richard Kempnerrkempner@hlk-ip.com0113 393 1921
Global Head of Client Services, Partner, High Tech Team Simon Reessrees@hlk-ip.com0117 910 3200
Partner, Chemistry & Life Sciences Team Alex Rogersarogers@hlk-ip.com0117 910 3200
Partner, Engineering Team Ashley Gilesagiles@hlk-ip.com0207 611 7900
Partner, Trade Marks Team Jason Daintyjdainty@hlk-ip.com0113 393 1921
PhotoNamePositionProfile
Joanna Deas photo Joanna DeasPartner, Patent Attorney. Joanna specialises in handling oppositions and appeals before the…
David Hammond photo David HammondPartner, patent attorney specialising in drafting, prosecution, opposition and advisory work in…
Matthew Howell photo Matthew HowellPartner, patent attorney specialising in electronics and computing technologies.
Joseph Lenthall photo Joseph LenthallPartner, Patent Attorney, Patent Agent Litigator.
Chris Morris photo Chris MorrisPartner, UK and European Trade Mark Attorney. Chris has almost 20 years’…
Simon Rees photo Simon ReesPartner, Global Head of Client Services, Patent Attorney. Specialist areas of practice:…
Alex Rogers photo Alex RogersPartner, Patent Attorney. Specialisms: advising on patents in the chemical and materials…
George Tebbutt photo George TebbuttPartner, Patent Attorney. Specialist areas of practice: EPO prosecution and opposition, opinions…
Number of UK partners : 34
Number of other UK fee-earners : 93
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Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA)
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Haseltine Lake Kempner (HLK) has an unwavering commitment to diversity and maintaining an inclusive working environment in which everyone can fulfil their potential and maximise their contribution. We believe, this is key in cultivating leaders, building effective teams and continually developing as a Firm.

Our colleague led working groups on D&I and Mental Health were established  to ensure that every person within HLK enjoys a sense of belonging and is also treated fairly and respectfully. The working groups consist of a cross section of colleagues who are the voice of our people and have representation at the most senior level of the Firm.

We’re very proud of their dedication and consistently strive to be the best employer we can be with their guidance. HLK celebrates innovation, which is accomplished when we recognise our similarities and embrace our differences. It’s at the heart of our culture and the reason HLK has its dynamic edge.

As one of the earliest Charter signatories of ‘IP Inclusive’, an industry-wide group aiming is to raise awareness and improve equality, diversity and inclusivity in the IP community, we take this commitment seriously. Some of the HLK colleagues were fundamental in establishing the Charter scheme. Sue Antoine, Head of HR at HLK, is a member of the IP Inclusive’s IP Advisory Board. Our leadership team actively participate in IP Inclusive’s senior leaders’ diversity think tank and are proud to make the following pledges

HLK has an internal Diversity and Inclusion working group, called DiveIn, with representatives across the firm. The Group aims to develop policies and practices on diversity and inclusion within our firm. Here are some of the latest news and activities that DiveIn has recently been involved in.

We run bi-annual Progress And Contribution Talks (PACTs) for all colleagues, that not only identify and prioritise training and development opportunities, but actively seek insights from colleagues about how we can remain their employer of choice.

HLK’s HoListiK – our wellbeing and engagement programme – offers a range of exciting initiatives, from Yoga and Tai Chi to book club and quiz nights, keeping us all connected, learning new skills and supporting our colleagues’ physical and mental wellbeing.

Being an employer that truly listens leads to an empowered workforce, fostering trust and mutual respect, this fuels all colleague and client interaction. In short, our people are at the heart of everything we do.


CLIENT: W. Glenn Edwards, Vice President, Chief IP Counsel & Deputy General Counsel
COMPANY/FIRM: Trane Technologies
TESTIMONIAL: I have the pleasure of being a client of Haseltine Lake Kempner (HLK) for over 12 years. Working with HLK has been a very positive experience. The HLK attorneys have domain experience that they are able to combine with European legal expertise and great customer service to consistently deliver high quality legal services for us. I have run legal teams for multi-national corporations for many years and work with many law firms. Rarely do I see law firms that provide consistent high-quality work for a good value. HLK is one of the best.


CLIENT: Andrew Hilton, UK Intellectual Property Counsel
COMPANY/FIRM: Ford Global Technologies LLC
TESTIMONIAL: I have worked closely with the team at HLK for nearly 10 years, over which time they have earned an unparalleled level of trust by delivering consistently exceptional support. They offer a highly personal and professional approach and are always willing to go that extra mile to help out when needed. I hope to continue working with them for many years to come.


CLIENT: Dr Jost Hartmann, Director Patents
COMPANY/FIRM: Beiersdorf AG
TESTIMONIAL: Haseltine Lake Kempner stands out for providing professional, knowledgeable, and pragmatic advice which goes to the heart of the matter – this provides an exceptional client experience.


CLIENT: Barry Sturman-Mole, IP & Commercialisation Manager
COMPANY/FIRM: UK Atomic Energy Authority
TESTIMONIAL: For more than 17 years I have engaged Haseltine Lake (now Haseltine Lake Kempner – “HLK”) to provide IP services ranging across patent and trade mark prosecution, IP landscaping, commercialisation contracts and litigation advice. Unfailingly, the level of service and expertise from HLK has been consistently superior to any other IP services provider in any jurisdiction from Asia to the Americas. The range of technical expertise provided across a wide spectrum of science and engineering is complemented by proactive engagement with clients at all stages of prosecution. The level of diligence and conscientiousness is testament to the professionalism of this firm.


CLIENT: Rosie Gard, Legal Advisor
COMPANY/FIRM: Nomad Foods Europe Limited
TESTIMONIAL: Haseltine Lake Kempner have been our IP advisors for over three years now, and I consider them an extension of the legal team. They provide not only day to day advice, but strategic, business focussed responses which has helped embed IP within our culture here at Nomad. They have delivered training to our internal stakeholders throughout Europe and have established direct relationships with them, knowing that when contacted they turn around queries promptly and with the right level of detail for the intended audience. HLK have also forensically reviewed our portfolio and delivered us cost savings.


TESTIMONIAL: When we pick a supplier to do our work, we like them to be extremely competent. We don’t want to be forever giving them instructions and have to go back, and then coming and asking for our opinion on things. We want them to be able to go away and do the work and be able to trust them to do that work. I think Haseltine Lake Kempner do actually do that very well.


TESTIMONIAL: Competent, professional and client-centric.


TESTIMONIAL: They’re professional in a friendly way and they have a good knowledge of the field we work in… It’s always very clear what they are going to do and what they expect from us. The communication is always very clear.


TESTIMONIAL: They’re an extremely competent team to work with. They understand our product and they’re certainly extremely helpful shaping our submissions and dealing with questions.


TESTIMONIAL: We can always trust and rely on them to always get back to us on time, and they always meet deadlines and have always helped us with urgent things when it’s needed.


TESTIMONIAL: I particularly like their work ethic of responding appropriately and speedily.