Tamsin Holman > D Young & Co LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

D Young & Co LLP

Work Department

Dispute resolution and legal group


Tamsin has a wealth of experience dealing with enforcement and infringement of trade marks, design rights, copyright, domain names, database rights, trade secrets and confidential information. Her practice also extends to licensing disputes, matters involving ex-employees and anti-counterfeiting work.

Tamsin acts for UK and international clients in a variety of sectors, including publishing, entertainment, leisure and fashion, FMCG, luxury goods, IT, finance and life sciences.


Called to the Bar of England and Wales (Middle Temple Scholarship) 1995; solicitor of the senior courts of England and Wales 2002; higher courts (civil advocacy) 2002.

Tamsin practised as a barrister for five years at specialist IP chambers prior to qualifying as a solicitor and joining a leading City firm. She joined D Young & Co in 2011, together with Ian Starr, to establish the D Young & Co dispute resolution and legal group.


Law Society of England and Wales; International Trade Mark Association (INTA); International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI); MARQUES Association.


Trinity College, University of Oxford (1993 BA (Hons) in Metallurgy and Science of Materials; 1996 MA).

Lawyer Rankings

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

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.

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

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.