Firm Profile > J A Kemp > London, England
J A Kemp Offices
14 SOUTH SQUARE
J A Kemp > The Legal 500 Rankings
PATMA: Patent attorneys Tier 1
J A Kemp fields a highly international caseload, offering an experienced patent application drafting and filing practice and a strong EPO opposition and appeals team to its prestigious list of domestic and international clients, including a high number of US and Japanese clients. It has also expanded its presence in the Chinese and South Korean markets. Able to assist with a wide range of patents, the team demonstrates particular strength in patent restoration work and SPCs. Clients include start-ups and spin-outs, major global players and renowned research institutions. The arrival of Ian MacLeod from Carpmaels & Ransford LLP in January 2020 bolstered the biotechnology and life sciences bench, led by Patrick Campbell. The engineering and IT practice is headed by Nigel Price; Celia Keen heads the chemistry and pharmaceutical practice; and Ravi Srinivasan leads the pharmaceutical team. Head of medical devices Mark Roberts, head of software John Leeming and head of electronics Samuel Smith are also key practitioners.
‘Mark Roberts has been producing excellent work, demonstrating great understanding of surgical instruments and techniques but also an ability to keep within strict NHS budgetary constraints.’
‘John Leeming is an eminent patent attorney well versed in European computer-implemented inventions practices. He is also knowledgeable about software technology, including cutting-edge technologies such as AI. He offers us excellent services in terms of both technological and legal expertise.’
‘With the vital support of JA Kemp’s outstanding team, we have had remarkable success in securing effective protection for a downstream innovation around the world.’
‘Ravi Srinivasan is an outstanding IP legal professional. His insights and attention to detail are second to none. He and his team are efficient, organised and highly effective. I have no hesitation in recommending him to others.’
Toyota Motor Corporation
University of California
PATMA: Trade mark attorneys Tier 1
J A Kemp specialises in strategic, high-stakes trade mark work for clients from the UK, the EU (especially Scandinavia, France and Spain), and further abroad, with US and Japanese clients accounting for a particularly significant number of instructions. Adept at assisting start-ups, global corporations, SMEs and renowned academic institutions alike, both in contentious and non-contentious matters, the firm offers combined trade mark attorney, patent attorney and solicitor services from its UK offices in London, Oxford and Cambridge, and its offices in Paris and Munich. Another standout feature is the dedicated designs practice, led by Tom Albertini. James Fish directs the trade marks practice. Both attorneys are based in London.
‘Totally professional. Good systems in place.’
‘They understand the client’s goals and provide very pragmatic, commercially focused advice to help reach those goals.’
‘Strong, strategic and practical advice on the legal aspects of trade marks as well as an efficient registration/renewal process.’
‘Charlotte Stirling is responsive, knowledgeable and personable in equal measure.’
‘We have had dealings with J A Kemp over a long period of time. What makes them an outstanding partner is the quality of their people and of the advice they provide. They are always happy to work with you swiftly to rule in or out new concepts and thus minimise wasting money. And once we proceed with a project the service is always first class.’
‘James Fish is a tremendously talented individual as well as having an extremely open and warm disposition. He is always available to chat, responds swiftly, and his advice is clear and to the point, which is exactly how we like it.’
ADIDAS International Marketing (and their related companies ADIDAS-Salomon and Reebok)
Hunter Douglas Industries
J K Rowling
JP Morgan & Chase
The Hershey Corporation
The Royal British Legion
Toyota Motor Corporation
J A Kemp > Firm Profile
J A Kemp is one of the largest European patent and trade mark attorney firms, with offices in London, Oxford, Cambridge, Paris and Munich.
The firm prides itself on a pragmatic and strategic approach across all practice areas, supporting its clients’ changing needs at every stage of a project. Drafting; prosecution; opposition and litigation; non-contentious transactions and agreements; searching and assessment of validity / FTO; as well as global portfolio management: all are handled in-house with the utmost professionalism and attention to detail. J A Kemp attorneys routinely leverage their expertise and experience to propose creative solutions to complex problems in all areas – helping their clients’ businesses to grow.
The firm works for a huge variety of direct domestic (UK and European) and international clients, ranging from startups, spinouts and growing businesses, through to some of the largest corporations and most prestigious academic institutions in the world. Attorney firms in the USA, Japan, China and the Republic of Korea also routinely instruct J A Kemp on behalf of their clients, happy to rely upon the firm’s unparalleled ability to secure intellectual property protection within Europe and elsewhere.
J A Kemp’s patents team is rightly famed for the breadth and depth of its technical expertise in every area of science and technology, boasting over 80 science and technology graduates, including over 45 PhDs. Drawing from three broad client service groups: biotechnology and life sciences, chemistry and pharmaceuticals, and engineering and IT, the firm is adept at assembling cross-disciplinary teams able to handle even complex inventions which sit across technological boundaries. Areas of particular expertise include antibodies and biologics, bioinformatics, chemistry, cleantech, diagnostics and personalised medicine, electronics and electrical technology, engineering, IT and software, manufacturing, materials and metallurgy, medical devices and technology, optics, pharmaceuticals, plant science and agriculture, polymers, regenerative medicine, semiconductors, vaccines and immunology. J A Kemp has a well-deserved reputation for excellence in patent oppositions and appeals before the European Patent Office, as well as in its specialist team handling supplementary protection certificates (SPCs) across Europe.
The senior professionals leading J A Kemp’s dedicated trade marks team are drawn from major international law firms. The team has the expertise and resources to handle any trade mark matter, with particular expertise in the registration of unusual or otherwise difficult marks, including shape marks and marks that require evidence of acquired distinctiveness. J A Kemp’s trade mark attorneys are experienced in dispute resolution and opposition and related enforcement issues. The firm also offers a range of specialist services to protect clients’ brands online, including domain name monitoring, portfolio rationalisation, domain name disputes, anti-phishing and impersonation, website and social media takedowns, as well as handling all aspects of design protection in the UK, Europe and the rest of the world.
J A Kemp provides support for contentious intellectual property matters in the High Court of England and Wales, the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court, the UK Intellectual Property Office, the European Patent Office and European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO), plus their respective appeal courts. The IP Litigation and Dispute Resolution Support Group combines in-depth knowledge of patents, trade marks and designs. The Group consists of qualified solicitors, patent and trade mark attorney litigators who provide support services in order to achieve successful outcomes for the firm’s clients.
J A Kemp is a client-focused and commercially aware firm with the breadth and depth of expertise to handle any intellectual property matter.
|Chair of the management committee||John Leeming|
|Chief operating officer||Philip Hall|
|Biotechnology and life sciences||Patrick Campbell|
|Chemistry and pharmaceuticals||Celia Keen|
|Engineering and IT||Nigel Price|
|Trade marks and designs||James Fish|
|Medical devices||Mark Roberts|
|Tom Albertini||Partner, European Trade Mark Attorney, Litigator||View Profile|
|Lucy Barnes||Partner, Patent Attorney||View Profile|
|Patrick Campbell||Partner, Patent Attorney||View Profile|
|Dr Andrew Clark||Partner, Patent Attorney||View Profile|
|Dr Anthony Duckett||Partner, Patent Attorney||View Profile|
|James Fish||Partner, European Trade Mark Attorney, Solicitor||View Profile|
|Kieron Grehan||Partner, Patent Attorney||View Profile|
|Stephen Hodsdon||Partner, Patent and Trade Mark Attorney, Litigator||View Profile|
|Toby Hopkin||Partner, Patent Attorney||View Profile|
|Dr Henry Hunt-Grubbe||Partner, Patent Attorney||View Profile|
|Dr Martin Jackson||Partner, Patent Attorney, Litigator||View Profile|
|Celia Keen||Partner, Patent Attorney||View Profile|
|John Leeming||Partner, Patent Attorney, Litigator||View Profile|
|Dr Graham Lewis||Partner, Patent Attorney||View Profile|
|Dr Ian MacLeod||Partner, Patent Attorney||View Profile|
|James Main||Partner, Patent Attorney||View Profile|
|Chris Milton||Partner, Patent Attorney||View Profile|
|Aaron Newell||Partner, Solicitor||View Profile|
|Dr David Power||Partner, Patent Attorney||View Profile|
|Nigel Price||Partner, Patent Attorney||View Profile|
|Dr Stuart Raynor||Partner, Patent Attorney||View Profile|
|Joanne Roberts||Partner, Patent Attorney||View Profile|
|Mark Roberts||Partner, Patent Attorney||View Profile|
|Sarah Roques||Partner, Patent Attorney||View Profile|
|Jane Sexton||Partner, Patent Attorney||View Profile|
|Samuel Smith||Partner, Patent Attorney||View Profile|
|Ravi Srinivasan||Partner, Patent Attorney, Litigator||View Profile|
|Charlotte Stirling||Partner, European Trade Mark Attorney||View Profile|
|Simon Wright||Partner, Patent Attorney||View Profile|