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Boult Wade Tennant LLP

VERULAM GARDENS, 70 GRAYS INN ROAD, LONDON, WC1X 8BT, ENGLAND
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Work 020 7430 7500
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Tony Pluckrose

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Boult Wade Tennant LLP

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Tony, Partner, is a Chartered and European Trade Mark Attorney, as well as a Chartered Patent Attorney, European Patent Attorney and European Design Attorney. He is an active member of the firm’s Trade Mark and Domain Names Group and its Engineering and Designs Group. Tony has been a Partner since 1994

Position

Partner

Career

Trade Mark Practice
Tony is acknowledged by clients and peers alike as a leading UK attorney. He specialises in giving a full range of Trade Mark advice (both UK and international) to direct corporate clients. He has extensive experience of prosecution work and oppositions at the UK Trade Marks Registry and the EU Trade Mark Registry (EUIPO).

He has Trade Mark clients in the fields of publishing, music, theatre, professional services, toys and computer games, the motor industry, telecommunications, pipeline industry and financial services. Having assisted clients in a number of corporate acquisitions, Tony has experience in due diligence exercises. He is also experienced in providing support for major clients in UK High Court litigation as part of a team of advisors alongside solicitors and counsel. He has extensive experience in co-ordinating trade mark litigation for clients throughout Europe, the USA and the Far East.

Tony undertakes significant amounts of work on a pro bono basis for various humanitarian charities.

Patent Practice
Tony specialises in areas of technology which involve a mixture of mechanical and electrical/electronic engineering (i.e. control systems, software inventions, computer control of products and processes). He has handled many applications and oppositions related to aerospace technology and has broad-based expertise in all areas of automotive technology, having over 20 years’ experience of Patent work for a leading UK automotive design consultancy and car manufacturer. Tony has also assisted start up technology companies from their first patent filings through building a patent portfolio through to an exit by a trade sale. Tony has experience in being part of a team of advisers alongside solicitors and counsel in the litigation of Patents and registered Designs in the UK High Court and Patents County Court.

Member

  • CIPA
  • INTA
  • CITMA

Education

  • Chartered Trade Mark Attorney
  • European Trade Mark Attorney
  • Chartered UK Patent Attorney
  • European Design Attorney
  • European Patent Attorney
  • MA (Oxon) Engineering Science, University of Oxford


London: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

PATMA: Patent attorneys

Within: PATMA: Patent attorneys

Boult Wade Tennant has 'unparalleled professionalism in UK and European IP matters' with 'fast response times', 'clear and concise advice', and 'a team of individuals with valuable expertise in various areas of technology'. Nick McLeish leads the high tech and electrical group, and alongside Tony Pluckrose  advised Boeing on its European patent portfolio. Nina White heads the biotechnology and life science group, and alongside Joanna Peak represented Hoffman-La Roche in opposing Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique's patent, which treats cognitive impairments for people with down syndrome. Matthew Spencer and James Legg defended Adaptive Biotechnologies from three opposing parties of its technology, which protects against immune profiling. Nick Widdowson is also a key figure and assisted Intelligent Fingerprinting with the development of its patent portfolio. Daniel Weston and Neil Thomson worked with Generale Biscuit on its patent portfolio. James Short assisted Gravity Industries with building its patent portfolio. Other noteworthy names include Alex Frost and Simon Kahn, who both acted for Hamamatsu Photonics against Leica Microsystems, which opposed the client's telemicroscopy patent. Adrian Hayes, Michelle Pratt and Jonathan Palmer are also recommended.

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PATMA: Trade mark attorneys

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The 'absolutely first-class' Boult Wade Tennant has a team which is 'experienced', 'punctilious', 'speedy' and 'strategic'. Managing partner John Wallace has extensive experience in trade mark prosecution. The 'client-focused' Emma Pitcher is particularly good at handling trade mark and domain name infringement issues and has considerable experience in Indian IP law. The 'superb' Catherine Wolfe 'always goes above and beyond the call of duty' and regularly advises on IP issues relating to China. Other key figures include Tony Pluckrose, who is an expert in prosecution matters, and Felicity Hide, who specialises in filing and portfolio management.

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Boult Wade Tennant LLP

  • Boult Wade Tennant ranked top tier for Trade Mark in MIP‚Äôs IP Stars Handbook

    We are delighted to announce that Managing Intellectual Property (MIP) has ranked our trade mark practice in the top tier of its 2016 annual survey. MIP’s IP Stars rankings are based on extensive research among thousands of intellectual property practitioners from around the globe, creating one of the most comprehensive and authoritative surveys of the IP legal market. It covers 80 countries and identifies the best patent, trade mark and copyright firms and practitioners in the world.
    - Boult Wade Tennant

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