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

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

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

D Young & Co LLP demonstrates particular strength in EPO patent prosecution, further increasing the number of filed EPO patent applications and remaining very active in opposition and appeal proceedings. The number of filed PCT applications also increased, while UKIPO patent work remained steady. The practice's wide technical range makes it an excellent choice for cross-disciplinary matters, for example in the fields of AI or medical device technology, where clients benefit from the combined experience of the electronics, engineering and IT team and the biotechnology, chemistry and pharmaceuticals team. Jennifer O’Farrell, a specialist in immunology, molecular biology, biotechnology and biochemistry, joined the London team in September 2020 from Boult Wade Tennant LLP. In April 2020 chemistry expert Catherine Keetch made partner. Kirk Gallagher and Anthony Albutt, both based in London, head the team. The Munich office allows the firm to directly file German patents, with the wider trade mark and design expertise attracting clients that seek to consolidate their IP matters with one firm. Solicitor Antony Craggs joined Lewis Silkin LLP in January 2021, and Simon Davies joined AA Thornton in March 2021.

Practice head(s):

Kirk Gallagher; Anthony Albutt

Other key lawyers:

Neil Nachshen; Rachel Bateman; Jennifer O’Farrell; Garreth Duncan; Charles Harding; Tamara Milton; Jonathan Jackson; Catherine Keetch; Zöe Clyde-Watson; Jonathan DeVile; David Meldrum; Simon O’Brien; Doug Ealey; Darren Lewis; David Horner

Testimonials

‘It is a pleasure to work with D Young & Co. The team is very professional and responsive.’

‘Prior to working with D Young I worked with other firms in three different continents, and none of them come close to the professionalism and dedication offered by D Young & Co.’

‘Cohesive team that works well together.’

‘The electronics team have an ability to grasp highly complex technology quickly.’

‘Extremely good technical knowledge of the specific technology we work in. Able to drive solutions based on that knowledge and willing to interact with our input.’

‘D Young’s patent attorneys, their associates and technical assistants are exceptional. Despite the lack of face to face meetings due to the pandemic, the quality of service has not wavered.’

‘Neil Nachshen and Kirk Gallagher are professional and experienced patent attorneys. They grasp complex matters quickly and give valuable advice on various issues including non-infringement and invalidity positions. Their analyses are reliable. In addition, both attorneys are very responsive and hard-working. They always meet deadlines and are always available when unexpected urgent matters arise.’

Key clients

Airspan Communications

Alexion Pharmaceuticals

Allergy Therapeutics

Apitope International NV

ARM

Asahi Kasei Corporation

Autolus Ltd

Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health

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

Oracle Corporation

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

Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Ltd

TEVA Pharmaceuticals

The Francis Crick Institute

The Lubrizol Cor

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

D Young & Co LLP has seen a significant increase in UK trade mark applications, partly thanks to German and European clients that arrived through the firm's growing Munich office and entrusted the team with their UK matters. The group's clients benefit from the combined attorney and solicitor teams and increasingly instruct the practice for contentious matters, in particular opposition proceedings before the UKIPO, including appeals before the Appointed Person, the EUIPO and the German trade mark and patent office. The size and experience of the team allow for wide sector coverage, with the food and drink, fashion, luxury goods and pharmaceuticals sectors among the core areas of expertise. Domain name disputes and disputes before the Company Names Tribunal are another significant part of the group's caseload. Jeremy Pennant in Southampton and solicitor Tamsin Holman in London are the joint heads of the practice.

Practice head(s):

Jeremy Pennant; Tamsin Holman

Other key lawyers:

Helen Cawley; Matthew Dick; Anna Reid; Gemma Kirkland; Richard Burton; Jackie Johnson; Flora Cook; Jake Hayes

Testimonials

D Young is a unique practice because of their ability to manage matters with high sensitivity for the commercial needs of the customers. This also associates with great communication skills: they are always straight to the point and eliminate any unnecessary frills or overabundance of qualifications in their opinions.

The D Young trade mark team is knowledgeable, responsive, professional and friendly. They understand the clients’ business and offer practical advice in addition to their expertise in the sometimes prosaic art of obtaining trade mark registrations. They are very good at managing expectations and dealing with both expected and unexpected developments in the course of prosecution, oppositions, and even cancellation proceedings. They are one of our go-to firms for trade mark work in the UK and the EU, because they simply get the job done – and they are a pleasure to work with.

The team has solid knowledge of the trade mark prosecution system and effective in opposition matters with outstanding level of bringing a case to success whether through amicable means or through resolving a dispute.

The individuals we work with are highly knowledgeable, very responsive and very professional and thus are a pleasure to turn to each time around. I specifically note Matt Dick, Flora Cook and Anna Reid from the London office.’

We work and have worked closely in particular with Tamsin Holman and Anna Reid. They stand out because of their very personal touch in handling matters. They do not overdramatise problems and almost never approach a new case with doubts about the outcome of a case (doubts are understood when it comes to the law) but immediately shed a different light, show a possible alternative view with a fair degree of positive creativity.

Matt Dick is extremely savvy, with a great combination of legal knowledge and experience with a practical understanding of what is needed to achieve the client’s goal in any given case. He is responsive, friendly, and very good at client management; we very much enjoy working with him. Anna Reid and Flora Cook are both excellent practitioners with whom we are always happy to work and in whom we have faith. The fact that most members of this group are women is something that I appreciate and approve of.

Jackie Johnson and Anna Reid provide straightforward and clear advice.

Key clients

AkzoNobel

Al Futtaim

Arm

Burger King

Ceuta Group

Cosmetic Warriors (Lush)

Crockett & Jones Shoes

Dabur India Ltd

Exxon Mobil Corporation

Grays of Cambridge

Groupe Canal+

Hard Rock International

Hubbell

Instagram

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

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

D Young & Co LLP’s IP solicitors work in alignment with the firm’s top-tier prosecution practice on contentious mandates for global clients. Co-heads Jeremy Pennant and Tamsin Holman, Anna Reid and senior associate Jake Hayes are active in the FMCG, hotels, cosmetics and social media sectors. in a recent highlight, the team defended SEGA against trade mark infringement claims brought by Manchester United in the High Court. Partners in the Munich office enable representation before the EUIPO.

Practice head(s):

Jeremy Pennant; Tamsin Holman

Other key lawyers:

Anna Reid; Jake Hayes

Testimonials

The team has a high-quality, proactive and client-friendly approach.

Tamsin Holman and Anna Reid assist us in trade mark and design matters. They are among the best we have dealt with in the UK. Always approachable and friendly with a clear focus also on the commercial side of the matter.

D Young & Co’s trade mark team is highly pragmatic – they balance genuine commercial understanding with impeccable knowledge of the law. Their advice is always direct, to the point and well judged.

The practice covers all key IP areas and manages to provide comprehensive and in-depth legal advice which is tailored to the client’s needs and preferences. The legal analysis is top-notch while still managing to remain pragmatic and business oriented.

The team members are highly responsive, very professional, very knowledgeable while being nice and fun people to work with. They know their clients and their preferences and manage to provide tailored advice every time around.

We work and have worked closely in particular with Tamsin Holman and Anna Reid. They stand out because of their very personal touch in handling matters.

Explains situation in plain English, lots of experience, friendly.

Key clients

AkzoNobel

Al Futtaim

Arm

Burger King

Ceuta Group

Cosmetic Warriors (Lush)

Crockett & Jones Shoes

Dabur India Ltd

Exxon Mobil Corporation

Grays of Cambridge

Groupe Canal+

Hard Rock International

Hubbell

Instagram

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

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

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
 Zöe Clyde-Watson  photo Zöe Clyde-Watson Zöe’s area of expertise is chemistry, including small molecule pharmaceutical and veterinary…
 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…
 Simon O’Brien  photo 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)