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D Young & Co LLP
120 HOLBORN
LONDON
EC1N 2DY
England

PATMA: Patent attorneys Tier 1

The team at D Young & Co LLP stands out for its long relationships with high-profile clients, its prolific and effective EPO opposition and appeals practice, especially in the life sciences, and its wide-ranging practice, which includes engineering, mechanics, electronics and IT expertise as well as chemistry, pharmaceutical and biotechnology-related work. The group acts for large multinationals, academic institutions and research institutions. The offices in London and Southampton frequently work with the Munich office on cross-border matters to offer clients the patent benefits of both jurisdictions, both in prosecution and in litigation, thanks to the firm's German and British litigators. London-based Kirk Gallagher and Anthony Albutt direct the practice, which now includes former Vodafone in-house counsel Bénédicte Moulin in London and four new partners with the promotions of Rachel Bateman and Tamara Milton, both in the London office, and Cathrine McGowan and Alan Boyd in Southampton. Uli Foerstl left the firm in December 2019.

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Testimonials

‘I have worked with D Young & Co for over 15 years. Prior to this I worked with other firms in three different continents, and none of them come close to the professionalism and dedication of D Young & Co.’

‘D Young & Co have carried on providing their first-rate service with great success.’

‘The partners are extremely knowledgeable and the most competent patent attorneys I have ever met.’

‘They are very responsive and efficient and understand clients’ needs well. They give us access to efficient collaborative tools which make it easier to handle international cases.’

‘They produce high-quality, reliable work product and have expertise in the computer-related technology space.’

‘The team are both approachable and knowledgeable, and skilled at turning our sometimes nebulous ideas into tangible intellectual property. They can be relied on to complete work to sometimes tight deadlines, and are creative at approaching sometimes difficult areas.’

‘The team members are professional and responsive.’

‘Neil Nachshen and Kirk Gallagher are both highly capable and very professional. They grasp the most complicated matters very quickly. They are responsive to e-mails and always available for a chat over the phone. It is a pleasure working with them.’

‘The firm’s prosecution team is extremely good and reliable.’

Key clients

Airspan Communications

Alexion Pharmaceuticals

Allergy Therapeutics

Apitope International NV

ARM

Asahi Kasei Corporation

Autolus Ltd

Canbex Therapeutics

Cell and Gene Therapy Catapult

Cyclacel Pharmaceuticals Inc.

DowDuPont

Global Blue

Inflection Biosciences

Jo Loves Limited

King’s College London

Korean Institute of Science and Technology

LifeArc

Lush Cosmetics

Medtronic

Merial Inc.

Nestlé

Novo Nordisk A/S

Oracle Corporation

Owens Corning

Oxford BioMedica

Oxford University Innovation Limited

Peptinnovate

Plant Bioscience Ltd

Pulmagen Therapeutics

Roche

Rothamsted Research

Sarepta Therapeutics

Sony Corporation

Sony Interactive Entertainment

Sony Mobile Communications

NortonLifeLock

Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Ltd

The Francis Crick Institute

The Pirbright Institute

TomTom

Toyota Motor Corporation

University College London

University of Southampton

PATMA: Trade mark attorneys Tier 1

D Young & Co LLP remains one of the most successful practices in the market, achieving significant growth through its client commitment and the breadth and quality of its services. The group excels in contentious and non-contentious matters and offers a combined team of trade mark attorneys and solicitors, as well as a well-staffed office in Munich. Opposition and appeal proceedings before the EUIPO, the UKIPO and the DPMA are an area of particular strength. The luxury, fashion, pharmaceutical and cosmetics, food and drinks, entertainment and sports, and household products sectors are the firm's mainstays, but the team's experience covers a much wider sector range. Practice heads Jeremy Pennant, who splits his time between London and Southampton, and Tamsin Holman, a solicitor who operates from the London and Munich offices, are key contacts.

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Testimonials

‘We were happy to work with the D Young & Co LLP team on various trade mark cases. We appreciated their transparency and the team effort put into diligently and rapidly solving conflicts, as well as their out-of-the-box and forward-thinking approach.’

‘Richard Burton’s expertise and friendly approach was crucial in solving a conflict in a way that was beneficial for both parties.’

‘Great team with impressive skills. An excellent approach to the client. Very business oriented.’

‘They are practitioners whose skills are out of the ordinary.’

‘Efficient. International capability. Good knowledge.’

‘Jackie Johnson is responsive, a good communicator and good to work with.’

‘The team provides excellent legal advice at reasonable rates. They consistently take a business-friendly position, not always relying on technicalities, but focusing on what the client needs.’

‘Jeremy Pennant is responsive and always provides excellent and useful advice. He is very easy to work with, and given his vast experience, his billing rate is quite reasonable. I consider Jeremy one of my top outside counsels.’

Key clients

AkzoNobel

Al Futtaim

Burger King

Ceuta Group

Crockett & Jones Shoes

Dabur India Ltd

Exxon Mobil Corporation

Grays of Cambridge

Groupe Canal+

Hard Rock International

Jo Loves Limited

Metro Bank

Skechers

SOP International Limited

Sunseeker International

The Dow Chemical Company

Tropic Skincare Ltd

Turner Entertainment Network

UPS

Teva

Intellectual property: trade marks, copyright and design Tier 4

Intellectual property firm D Young & Co LLP is a growing name in the field of IP litigation, alongside its top-rated filing and prosecution offering. Indicative matters include co-head Tamsin Holman’s defence of noteworthy gaming and clothing brands in trade mark and design infringement disputes and co-head Jeremy Pennant’s advancement of infringement proceedings on behalf of global food and drink corporates. Helen Cawley is the key name for oppositions and cancellation actions before the UKIPO and EUIPO.

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Testimonials

Jeremy Pennant and his team provide excellent, business-friendly advice. They take heed of the client’s budgetary and other constraints in provide counsel. They achieve excellent results. They communicate as needed and succinctly, providing useful advice. Overall, I have been working with Jeremy for over a decade and have been consistently pleased with his performance and that of his team.

They have a problem-solving and cost-effective approach, which always satisfies the client.

‘Tamsin Holman and Anna Reid are exceptional IP lawyers of the highest calibre. They always deliver high-quality legal work and advice at a very reasonable price. They are very practical, know our business well, and are extremely responsive to our needs. We would highly recommend them (and their colleagues) for whatever IP-related matters you have in the UK.’

Key clients

AkzoNobel

Al Futtaim

Burger King

Ceuta Group

Crockett & Jones Shoes

Dabur India Ltd

Exxon Mobil Corporation

Grays of Cambridge

Groupe Canal+

Hard Rock International

Jo Loves Limited

Johnson & Johnson

Marriott Hotels

Metro Bank

Naked Juice

Qualcomm

Skechers

Sony Music Entertainment

SOP International Limited

Sunseeker International

The Dow Chemical Company

Tropic Skincare Ltd

Turner Entertainment Network

UPS

Teva

Intellectual property: patents (contentious and non-contentious) Tier 5

D Young & Co LLP provides patent litigation representation alongside its top-tier drafting and prosecution services. The firm handles routine opposition defence before the EPO, such as co-head Anthony Albutt’s long-running defence of Nestlé’s liquid coffee pods. Co-head Kirk Gallagher provides opposition defence in the life sciences sector. Antony Craggs and Garreth Duncan recently initiated revocation proceedings in the English Patent Court concerning pesticides and other crop protection products.

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Testimonials

‘Great attention to detail and absolutely focused on achieving the client’s objectives.’

‘Antony Craggs is very single-minded, with an in depth knowledge of the law.’

‘I have worked with D Young & Co for over 15 years. Prior to this I worked with other firms in three different continents, and none of them came close to the professionalism and dedication of D Young & Co.’

‘Even during the COVID-19 lockdown, D Young & Co carried on providing their top rate service with great success.’

‘The team is very responsive and easy to work with. They also grant us access to collaborative tools to share documents which are highly effective in huge litigations.’

‘Anthony Craggs is a great professional, he is very responsive and understands the needs of the clients. He is also very easy to work with.’

‘Anthony Albutt is really good to work with – he is friendly, super smart, grasps inventions really quickly and has a good way of asking the right questions to inventors to develop the invention.’

Key clients

Airspan Communications

Alexion Pharmaceuticals

Allergy Therapeutics

Apitope International NV

ARM

Asahi Kasei Corporation

Autolus Ltd

Canbex Therapeutics

Cancer Research Technology

Cell and Gene Therapy Catapult

Cyclacel Pharmaceuticals Inc.

DowDuPont

GKN Aerospace

Global Blue

Helperby Therapeutics

Inflection Biosciences

Jo Loves Limited

Juniper Networks

King’s College London

Korean Institute of Science and Technology

LifeArc

Lush Cosmetics

Medtronic

Merial Inc.

Nestlé

Novo Nordisk A/S

Oracle Corporation

Owens Corning

Oxford BioMedica

Oxford University Innovation Limited

Peptinnovate

Plant Bioscience Ltd

Pulmagen Therapeutics

Roche

Rothamsted Research

Sarepta Therapeutics

Sony Corporation

Sony Interactive Entertainment

Sony Mobile Communications

NortonLifeLock

Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Ltd

TEVA Pharmaceuticals

The Francis Crick Institute

The Lubrizol Corporation

The Pirbright Institute

TomTom

Toyota Motor Corporation

University College London

University of Southampton

D Young & Co is one of Europe’s best known IP firms, setting the standard for legal expertise and technical knowledge with its top-tier partnership, and highly-qualified, client-focused team.

The firm: D Young & Co is proud of its heritage, built through supporting innovative organisations of every shape, size and type. Established in 1891, D Young & Co LLP has grown to become one of Europe’s largest IP firms, serving clients throughout Europe, the US, Asia and all global markets.

Clients choose the firm for its intellectual property services, confident in the knowledge, experience and dedication that have characterised its work throughout the firm’s history. The firm’s attorneys and solicitors have a deep knowledge and understanding of the science behind patented inventions, how brands operate in different markets and of the legal landscape underlying IP rights.

D Young & Co aligns the services of IP attorneys, solicitors and Rechtsanwälte in order to provide a streamlined, cost-effective service to clients that advises and assists not just on UK, German and EU IP rights, but also on global portfolio management and enforcement.

As one of Europe’s largest and best known IP firms, it sets the standard for legal expertise and technical knowledge, and has been ranked in the top tier by The Legal 500, WTR 1000, IAM Patent 1000Chambers & Partners , the Financial Times and IP Stars.

The firm has published three acclaimed books in recent years: European Design Law, EPO Board of Appeal Decisions and European Trade Mark Decisions.

Types of work undertaken
Patents: D Young & Co has one of the most respected and largest patent teams in Europe, providing a full range of patent services including patent drafting, filing and prosecuting, and representing clients at oppositions and appeals). Attorneys are highly qualified in a wide range of technological fields and can deal with a broad range of subject matter.

Trade marks: the D Young & Co trade mark team has an impeccable track record, setting the standard in trade mark protection. The firm’s trade mark attorneys and solicitors can help with all trade mark requirements, including clearance searches, trade mark registrations and opposition, invalidation and cancellation actions.

Designs: D Young & Co’s highly regarded team of design experts is experienced in advising on the full range of issues relating to product design, packaging, branding and copyright across all commercial sectors. As well as filing registered design applications in the UK, Germany and EU, the team also files them worldwide through its foreign design attorney network.

Dispute resolution and legal: D Young & Co’s solicitors and Rechtsanwälte have extensive experience in all forms of intellectual property dispute resolution including litigation, mediation and arbitration. They have acted in high-stakes cases relating to all technical areas. In addition to conducting litigation in the UK and Germany, the firm has extensive experience in co-ordinating and supporting multi-country disputes involving courts across Europe, Asia and the US.

Other offices: Munich, Southampton

Department Name Email Telephone
Head of BD Jo Hodson jrh@dyoung.com 020 7269 8550
Photo Name Position Profile
 Anthony Albutt  photo Anthony Albutt Experience in private practice in Germany and the UK coupled with industrial…
 Rachel Bateman  photo Rachel Bateman Partner, Patent Attorney
Dr Zöe Clyde-Watson  photo Dr Zöe Clyde-Watson Zöe’s area of expertise is chemistry, including small molecule pharmaceutical and veterinary…
 Antony Craggs  photo Antony Craggs Antony specialises in transactional and contentious intellectual property matters, with a focus…
 Matthew Dick  photo Matthew Dick Matthew specialises in all areas of brands-related law and litigation, with a…
Dr Kirk Gallagher  photo Dr Kirk Gallagher Kirk advises a range of clients including multinational companies, SMEs and academic…
 Tamsin Holman  photo Tamsin Holman Tamsin has a wealth of experience dealing with enforcement and infringement of…
 Jackie Johnson  photo Jackie Johnson Jackie has extensive experience across a range of trade mark activities including…
 Catherine Keetch  photo Catherine Keetch Partner, Patent Attorney
 David Meldrum  photo David Meldrum David’s main areas of expertise are electronic engineering and physics and his…
 Tamara Milton  photo Tamara Milton Partner, Patent Attorney
 Bénédicte Moulin  photo Bénédicte Moulin Partner, Patent Attorney
 Neil Nachshen  photo Neil Nachshen Neil’s portfolio has steadily evolved and is now focused on EPO oppositions…
Dr Simon O’Brien  photo Dr Simon O’Brien Simon’s area of expertise encompasses both biological and chemical subject matter including…
 Jennifer O’Farrell  photo Jennifer O’Farrell Partner, Patent Attorney
 Anna Reid  photo Anna Reid Partner, Solicitor
Dr Kit Wong  photo Dr Kit Wong Kit has worked in private practice since 1997 and, during this time,…
Number of UK partners : 36
Number of other UK fee-earners : 50+
Total staff : 200+
English
German
Chartered Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys (CITMA)
Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA)
American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)
ECTA (European Communities Trade Mark Association)
European Patent Institute
EPLAW
EPLIT
Intellectual Property Owners (IPO)
AIPPI (Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property)
International Trade Mark Association (INTA)
LES
Law Society of England and Wales
German Association for the Protection of Industrial Property and Copyright Law (GRUR)
Charter Institute of Arbitrators CIArb
Pharmaceutical Trademarks Group (PTMG)