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Boult Wade Tennant LLP Offices
Salisbury Square House
8 Salisbury Square
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PATMA: Patent attorneys Tier 1
Boult Wade Tennant LLP continued its growth in continental Europe with the opening of its Frankfurt office in early 2020. From its four UK offices, the firm offers sophisticated portfolio management services, handling large international patent portfolios with a tailor-made case management system and a dedicated client portal. The team has proven expertise in the drafting of patent applications for UK and, increasingly, continental European clients, and a strong oppositions practice. European Patent Office (EPO) oppositions and appeals are an area of particular strength. Nina White directs the biotechnology and life sciences group; Tessa Bucks heads the engineering and designs practice; Oxford's Adrian Hayes is head of the chemicals and materials group; and Nick McLeish in Reading leads the sizeable hi-tech and electrical practice. Life sciences expert Barbara Rigby, formerly at Dehns, joined the Cambridge office in spring 2019. Matthew Ridley, Edward Morse and Edward Ronan made partner in 2019, while Charlotte Duly joined Charles Russell Speechlys LLP.
Other key lawyers:
Koninklijke Douwe Egberts B.V
Adaptive Spectrum and Signal Alignment, Inc.
The Almac Group
Alpha Assembly Solutions, Inc.
PATMA: Trade mark attorneys Tier 1
Having opened offices in Madrid and Berlin in 2018 and 2019, Boult Wade Tennant LLP further expanded in continental Europe with the launch of its Frankfurt office in early 2020. The team continued to grow its trade mark filing practice, especially in the UK but also at the EUIPO and internationally, not least thanks to its successful win of several major new clients. With a number of country desks, including the particularly significant India and China desks, the group is an excellent choice for complex cross-border work. The team assists with the full spectrum of trade mark services, including the management and development of large international trade mark portfolios and assistance in high-stakes trade mark infringement and passing off matters, domain name disputes, and design and copyright matters. The London-based John Wallace is the head of the practice. Charlotte Duly joined Charles Russell Speechlys LLP in November 2019.
Bauer Media Group
Lloyd’s of London
Fortnum & Mason
Gusto Telecom Ltd
John Guest International
H Huntsman & Sons Ltd
The Boots Company PLC
L’Escargot (Soho) Ltd
Newton Management Ltd
Walter Scott & Partners Ltd
The Board of The Pension Protection Fund
Help for Heroes
Boult Wade Tennant LLP > Firm Profile
Boult Wade Tennant LLP is a specialist patent and trade mark firm. It exists to help individuals and businesses protect, manage and enforce their intellectual property rights on a global scale. The firm continues to be internationally recognised as one of the leading UK firms of chartered patent attorneys, chartered trade mark attorneys and European patent and trade mark attorneys. Boult Wade Tennant achieves top rankings in The Legal 500, Managing Intellectual Property, Chambers and Partners, World Trade Mark Review 1000 and Intellectual Asset Management 1000 consistently.
The firm: Boult Wade Tennant is a forward-thinking, dynamic and innovative firm that is considered by its peers and clients as being at the forefront of its practice areas. The firm looks after the multi-jurisdictional IP issues of major industrial and commercial companies worldwide, as well as portfolio management for a wide range of small and medium-sized enterprises, academic institutions, and independent research and development organisations. The firm is known internationally for its quality of communication, proactivity, creativity and high standards in all matters. The attorneys have broad-based technical knowledge and well-developed commercial acumen, and are creative in their approach.
Established in 1894, Boult Wade Tennant has a long track record of helping to protect and commercialise innovations and brands, and is dedicated to providing excellent client service. The world-renowned patent and trade mark teams comprise attorneys who are recognised leaders of their fields and who employ ambitious and innovative strategies to maximise the value of IP.
The firm has four patent groups which are divided by technologies: biotechnology and life sciences; chemical and materials; engineering and designs; and hi-tech and electrical. The fifth group is the trade mark and domain names group. The firm also has a range of professional in-house support functions, including a sizeable renewals department and a search department.
Additionally, the attorneys play an important role in shaping UK, European and international IP law through their active participation in bodies such as: The Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA); The Chartered Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys (CITMA); Institute of Professional Representatives; International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI); International Trade Mark Association (INTA); UNION of European Patent Practitioners; and many others. It is membership and participation in these bodies that demonstrates the firm’s thought leadership credentials.
Boult Wade Tennant offers a voluntary vacation scheme and provides a structured internal training programme for trainees. The firm has an excellent track record in the qualification rates among its trainees in the CIPA, EPO and CITMA professional exams.
Types of work undertaken: The firm’s quality provision of services to clients is at the core of its working culture. Boult Wade Tennant prides itself on the strong relationships it develops with long-term clients and much of its work comes through recommendation.
Boult Wade Tennant’s market-leading patent groups provide expert industry advice, technical expertise and subject knowledge, to help protect and enforce IP rights in markets across the world. The firm has handled several hundred European Patent Office oppositions and appeals with a high success rate. All technical groups have extensive experience in drafting original patent specifications, evaluations of rights, IP portfolio management, handling oppositions, advising on infringement and enforcement matters. Boult Wade Tennant also offers a range of additional services, including providing freedom to operate opinions, carrying out IP due diligence exercises, recording assignments and licences worldwide, managing the transfer of large incoming portfolios, patent searching services, competitor watching services, in-house renewals and translation services.
The highly regarded trade mark group assists in the selection, protection, management and enforcement of trade marks and in domain name disputes, and advises on copyright and other IP issues for high-profile brands, most notably in the retail, food and drinks, events, finance, travel, telecommunication, sports merchandising, media, heritage and theatre sectors. The group is among those filing the most community trade marks in Europe and has amassed much experience before the UK Registry and internationally at the European Union Trade Marks Office (EUIPO) in overcoming objections, successfully prosecuting and defending oppositions, and prosecuting appeals. It also continually handles opposition, invalidity and revocation proceedings before the UKIPO, and has expertise in rebranding programmes and in providing litigation support in High Court and EU-level litigation to long-term clients of the firm.
Other offices: Berlin, Madrid, Frankfurt, Cambridge, Reading, Oxford and meeting facilities in Munich.
|Senior partner||Nick McLeish|
|Managing partner||Alex Frost|
|Hi-tech and electrical||Nick McLeish|
|Engineering and designs||Tessa Bucks|
|Biotechnology and life sciences||Dr Nina White|
|Chemical and materials||Dr Rohan Setna|
|Trade mark and domain name||John Wallace|
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Staff FiguresNumber of partners : 38 Number of other fee-earners : 52 Total staff : 182
MembershipsINTA - International Trademark Association Chartered Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys (CITMA) Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA) ABA (American Bar Association) AIPPI (Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property) ECTA (European Communities Trade Mark Association)
Boult Wade Tennant LLP > Firm Profile
Press Releases18th March 2019
Boult Wade Tennant LLP’s London team has moved to a new office location.
Salisbury Square House is a bright and flexible space offering clients and staff alike an improved working environment and new facilities.
We are very pleased to announce that our Trade Mark group have been ranked in the top tier of the 2021st February 2019
Managing Partner and Head of the Trade Mark and Domain Names practice group John Wallace commented ”This is a tremendous result for the firm. It demonstrates the calibre of our team here at Boult Wade Tennant. We have great people across the practice groups and support teams who make it possible for us to continue to be a leading firm. It is very rewarding for us to be recognised by an independent source such as MIP - what a great way to start this year especially as we are celebrating . This year the firm celebrates our 125th anniversary”.
6th February 2019
Boult Wade Tenant is delighted to announce the opening of the Berlin office.
8th January 2019
This year, 2019, we are delighted to be celebrating the 125th anniversary of Boult Wade Tennant.
8th November 2017
21st June 2017
We are pleased to announce that Boult Wade Tennant has again been listed as ‘highly recommended’ in IAM Patent 1000’s ‘The world’s leading patent professionals 2017’ annual review. As well as this, two senior team members have been listed as ‘highly recommended individuals: prosecution’, which is both a personal achievement and one that reflects the hard work and dedication of the teams with which they work.
The IAM guide aims to identify the leading patent professionals in key jurisdictions across the globe. The list is the result of five months of detailed research involving interviews and surveys with thousands of private practice lawyers and attorneys. The named practitioners have received high praise and recommendations from both peers and clients alike.
On the inclusion, Senior Partner Nick Mcleish commented “I am delighted to see
Boult Wade Tennant ranked so highly by this prestigious directory. We are extremely proud to read that our clients praise our work and comment that ‘everything you see from Boult Wade Tennant screams high quality’. To also have so many of our individuals recognised further demonstrates the firm’s continued approach to offering innovative and practical advice to the widest range of clients and is evidence of the exceptional client service we strive to provide.”
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6th June 2017
Boult Wade Tennant Partner, Catherine Wolfe, has been listed within the 2017 edition of Managing Intellectual Property (MIP) STARS Top 250 Women in IP for a second year running. She is one of only 20 selected from the UK.