D Young & Co LLP > London, England > Firm Profile

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

TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > PATMA: Patent attorneys Tier 1

D Young & Co LLP has a strong reputation in EPO patent prosecutions, resulting in an ever-increasing caseload of filed EPO patent applications, and is entrusted by multinational companies, top universities and research institutions. The practice, which is praised for its ‘high level of service, based on professionalism, attention to the client’s needs, punctuality and precision in providing support and great availability to take on new cases’, has a track record in EPO opposition and appeal proceedings. The electronics and engineering group and the biotechnology, chemistry and pharmaceuticals team are both well-placed to collaborate with one another on cross-disciplinary matters, particularly in the field of medical technology. Anthony Albutt, whose contentious opposition practice continues to grow in the automotive and medical device sectors, leads the electronics and engineering group, while Simon O’Brien heads up the biotechnology, chemistry and pharmaceuticals team.

Practice head(s):

Anthony Albutt; Simon O’Brien

Other key lawyers:

David Alcock; Zöe Clyde-Watson; Garreth Duncan; Kirk Gallagher; Charles Harding; David Horner; Nicholas Malden; Neil Nachshen; Kit Wong; Rachel Bateman; Tamara Milton; Matthew Caines; Tom Pagdin; Antony Latham

Testimonials

‘The D Young team provides a high level of service, based on professionalism, attention to the client’s needs, punctuality and precision in providing support and great availability to take on new cases.’ 

‘Antony Latham is super smart and fun to work with. He works hard, is always very well prepared and diligent in his follow up and communicates clear and to the point, no matter whether this is in internal meetings or when presenting our case at the EPO.’ 

‘Wide international experience, capable of advising not just in our areas of specialisation, but in areas adjacent that may be impacted. Their action management is superb.’ 

‘We work mainly with Matthew Caines and Simon O’Brien. They are top-level patent attorneys, as they have exhaustive knowledge in life science technologies, considerable experience and provide support for patentability analyses, define prosecution strategies and evaluate infringement matters. I believe that the quality of support provided by Simon and Matthew have really contributed to create value for our IP.’ 

‘The team, as a whole, are exceptionally good at devising and executing arguments. In all the hearings, they have achieved the best results as expected.’ 

‘Tom Pagdin has been our main contact for several years now. He is always extremely well prepared, knows the history of the case, and lays out next steps, options, and potential consequences in a clear and concise manner. Tom understands our needs and limitations and will communicate clearly to make sure that we’re happy as cases progress.’ 

‘It truly is a team at D Young! All of them are engaged, very knowledgeable both in legal and scientific matters, good communicators and collaborate closely, within the D Young team and also with us as their clients. To us it feels they are just an extended part of our team and this is what I value most. Charles Harding has formed a fabulous team at D Young, combining chemistry and biotech expertise to seamlessly support us.’ 

‘I can honestly say that it is only because of Antony Latham’s knowledge of both legal and scientific matters, and his ability to take initiative that I could protect my decade-long intellectual property.’ 

Key clients

Airspan Communications

Alexion Pharmaceuticals

Allergy Therapeutics

Apitope International NV

ARM

Asahi Kasei Corporation

Autolus Ltd

Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health

Brompton Bicycles

Canbex Therapeutics

Cancer Research Technology

Cell and Gene Therapy Catapult

Cyclacel Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Fresenius Kabi

GKN Aerospace

Global Blue

Helperby Therapeutics

IFF (DuPont Nutrition Biosciences Aps)

Inflection Biosciences

Juniper Networks

King’s College London

Korean Institute of Science and Technology

Lubrizol

Lush Cosmetics

Medtronic

Merial Inc.

myMaskFit

Nektar Therapeutics

Nestlé

Novo Nordisk A/S

Oxford BioMedica

Peptinnovate

Plant Bioscience Ltd

Pulmagen Therapeutics

Roche

Rothamsted Research

Sarepta Therapeutics

Sony Corporation

Sony Interactive Entertainment

Sony Mobile Communications

Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Ltd

TEVA Pharmaceuticals

The Francis Crick Institute

The Lubrizol Corporation

The Pirbright Institute

Toyota Motor Corporation

University of Southampton

Zealand Pharma

Work highlights

  • Assisting Brompton Bicycle on patent and design protection for the next generation of e-bikes and iconic folding bicycles.
  • Representing Ligand Pharmaceuticals at a multi-party EPO opposition relating to the production antibodies.
  • Advising Achilles Therapeutics, a UK biopharma company, in developing its IP portfolio.

TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > PATMA: Trade mark attorneys Tier 1

D Young & Co LLP covers a broad range of industry sectors, including the food and beverage, hospitality, electronics and entertainment industries, in addition to the consumer goods and fashion sectors, where the practice has seen a growth in enforcement proceedings in these arenas, on account of the increase in online counterfeiting. The team, which houses both attorneys and solicitors, continues to be regularly instructed before the UKIPO and has demonstrable experience at the EUIPO, as well as handling an ever-increasing number of opposition proceedings in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. The UK practice, which is jointly led by Southampton-based Jeremy Pennant and Tamsin Holman, who operates from the firm’s London office, frequently collaborates with the Munich office to provide a seamless service to its roster of clients, which has resulted in a growth of contentious registry work and litigation. Key clients include Johnson & Johnson, Cosmetic Warriors and Hard Rock International, to name a few.

Practice head(s):

Jeremy Pennant; Tamsin Holman

Other key lawyers:

Helen Cawley; Matthew Dick; Anna Reid; Gemma Kirkland; Richard Burton; Jackie Johnson

Key clients

AkzoNobel

Al Futtaim

Arm

Burger King

Ceuta Group

Cosmetic Warriors (Lush)

Crockett & Jones Shoes

Dabur India Ltd

Exxon Mobil Corporation

Facebook

Grays of Cambridge

Groupe Canal+

Hard Rock International

Hubbell

Instagram

Gaz & Jo Intellectual Property Holdings (Jo Loves Limited)

Johnson & Johnson

LG Corporation

Lumenisity

Marriott Hotels

Metro Bank

Naked Juice

Qualcomm

Skechers

SEGA and Sports Interactive

Sony Music Entertainment

SOP International Limited

Sunseeker International

The Dow Chemical Company

Tropic Skincare Ltd

UPS

Teva

Zoopla Property Group

Work highlights

  • Acting in High Court proceedings for Sega & Sports Interactive, defending a trade mark claim.
  • Acting successfully for Hard Rock Cafe in several disputes before the Company Names Tribunal and in trade mark opposition matters before the UKIPO.
  • Acting successfully for LG Chem Limited in a trade mark opposition matter before the UKIPO.

TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Intellectual property: trade marks, copyright and design Tier 4

Working in tandem with the firm’s PATMA practice, D Young & Co LLP‘s IP solicitors cover a broad range of sectors, routinely handling complex, multi-jurisdictional trade mark disputes before the UK and EU Courts. The ‘extremely speedy, to-the-point and business-oriented’ team is co-led by Tamsin Holman and Jeremy Pennant and is strong in the hospitality, cosmetics, social media, retail, and food and beverage sectors. Anna Reid is a key contact within the team for contentious matters and is prolific in IPEC cases, while Gemma Kirkland is praised by clients for her ‘expert support and guidance’ in relation to brand protection work.

Practice head(s):

Jeremy Pennant; Tamsin Holman

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘The team is extremely speedy, to the point and business oriented, while at the same time maintaining high quality in all aspects of its service delivery.’

‘I have been working with Tamsin Holman and Anna Reid for a long time. Always a pleasure working with – friendly, constructive, no nonsense, hands on, always helpful and extremely focused on the needs of the client.’

‘The team is not only very experienced in Intellectual Property and trade marks, but understands our business well and provides excellent advice and guidance in respect of the defence of our very well known and respected mark.’

‘Gemma Kirkland provides expert support and guidance in respect of the defence of our mark. We are a well known and trusted brand, and it is important to us that this is not jeopardised by others seeking to use marks similar to our own. Gemma is very knowledgeable and experienced and works well with our organisation to help ensure that we understand the implications of any action we or others may take.’

Key clients

AkzoNobel

Al Futtaim

Arm

Burger King

Ceuta Group

Cosmetic Warriors (Lush)

Crockett & Jones Shoes

Delegat

Dabur India Ltd

Exxon Mobil Corporation

Grays of Cambridge

Groupe Canal+

Guinness World Records

Hard Rock International

Hubbell

Instagram

Jo Loves Limited

Johnson & Johnson

LG Corporation

Lumenisity

Marriott Hotels

Metro Bank

Qualcomm

Rolex

Skechers

SEGA and Sports Interactive

Sony Music Entertainment

SOP International Limited

Sunseeker International

The Dow Chemical Company

Tropic Skincare Ltd

UPS

Teva

Zoopla Property Group

Work highlights

  • Advising Sketchers and co-ordinating European litigation as part of its international enforcement work.
  • Acting in High Court proceedings for Sega & Sports Interactive defending a trade mark claim.
  • Acting for Industrial Cleaning Equipment (Southampton) Limited in relation to an IPEC claim.

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. We handle UK cases cases in the High Court (Chancery Division), the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court (IPEC) and UK Intellectual Property Office. In Germany we are experienced in representing clients in the German infringement courts in first instance and appellate proceedings, the German Federal Patent Court (Bundespatentgericht) and the German Patent and Trade Mark Office (Deutsches Patent- und Markenamt). 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

DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
Head of BD Jo Hodsonjrh@dyoung.com020 7269 8550
PhotoNamePositionProfile
Anthony Albutt photo Anthony AlbuttExperience in private practice in Germany and the UK coupled with industrial…
Rachel Bateman photo Rachel BatemanPartner, Patent Attorney
Zöe Clyde-Watson photoDr Zöe Clyde-WatsonZöe’s area of expertise is chemistry, including small molecule pharmaceutical and veterinary…
Matthew Dick photo Matthew DickMatthew specialises in all areas of brands-related law and litigation, with a…
Kirk Gallagher photoDr Kirk GallagherKirk advises a range of clients including multinational companies, SMEs and academic…
Tamsin Holman photo Tamsin HolmanTamsin has a wealth of experience dealing with enforcement and infringement of…
Jackie Johnson photo Jackie JohnsonJackie has extensive experience across a range of trade mark activities including…
Catherine Keetch photo Catherine KeetchPartner, Patent Attorney
David Meldrum photo David MeldrumDavid’s main areas of expertise are electronic engineering and physics and his…
Tamara Milton photo Tamara MiltonPartner, Patent Attorney
Neil Nachshen photo Neil NachshenNeil’s portfolio has steadily evolved and is now focused on EPO oppositions…
Simon ODr Simon O"BrienSimon’s area of expertise encompasses both biological and chemical subject matter including…
Jennifer O'Farrell photo Jennifer O'FarrellPartner, Patent Attorney
Anna Reid photo Anna ReidPartner, Solicitor
Kit Wong photoDr Kit WongKit 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)