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The team at Cleveland Scott York increasingly attracts larger clients that join the already impressive client list of UK clients (both big corporations and small and medium-sized enterprises), a number of major direct US clients and a notable number of direct clients in Eastern Europe, including universities and technology transfer offices. The engineering, automotive, healthcare and chemical sectors are the firm's mainstays, with matters ranging from freedom to operate analyses, drafting and prosecution in the UK and issues at the EPO, including challenging EPO opposition and appeal proceedings, to the coordination of global filing programmes and due diligence. The group is also well versed in collaborating with solicitors for patent litigation. The heads of the practice are Andrew Mackenzie, Fraser Brown, Adrian Bradley, Jonathan Midgley, Tom Faulkner and Michael Williams.
Andrew Mackenzie; Fraser Brown; Adrian Bradley; Jonathan Midgley; Tom Faulkner; Michael Williams
Other key lawyers:
Nick Bennett; Sophie Maughan
‘Very responsive, knowledgeable, great experience, good navigators through the projects, great project strategies makers.‘
‘I refer all of my clients with patent needs to CSY. The reason is straightforward: their service levels are second to none and their advice is commercial.‘
‘Very commercial and responsive.‘
‘Very knowledgeable for the subject we are working with and above all very precise and helpful.‘
‘Andrew Mackenzie – a rare example of a patent attorney in that he speaks a language the clients understand. He doesn’t come across as unnecessarily technical or formal, but you do feel that you’re in a safe pair of hands. Andrew is my go-to patent attorney.‘
‘Andrew Mackenzie is always available and very practical in his advice and solutions.‘
Cobham Mission Systems
Merit Medical Systems Inc.
Exel Industries S.A.
Mitsui Mining and Smelting Co
Eastman Chemical Company
Furuno Electric Co.
Cianna Medical Inc.
Battelle Memorial Institute
Perkin Elmer Inc.
Energy Technologies Institute
Metrol Technology Limited
Transport for London
Dairy Crest Limited
Stanley Black & Decker
Advanced Vehicle Concepts
Westwind Air Bearings
Federal-Mogul Controlled Power
Cleveland Scott York specialises in handling complex strategic issues for direct clients, both in contentious and non-contentious matters. Practice heads Jonathan Clegg and Lorna Hobbs and their team have a very good track record in opposition and appeal matters before the UKIPO and EUIPO and are experienced in High Court and IPEC litigation in the UK. The development and implementation of complex filing programmes is another area of strength. The growing domain name dispute practice, which includes cybersquatting matters, complements the trade mark practice well. Among many prestigious clients is a particularly high number of clients from the financial services, pharmaceuticals, consumer goods, transport and fashion sectors. Cathy Ayers joined Wilson Gunn in December 2020.
Jonathan Clegg; Lorna Hobbs
Other key lawyers:
Peter Houlihan; Andrew Clemson; Claire Birro; Joanna Larkey
‘Working with Joanna Larkey has only been positive. Incredibly responsive, makes herself available at short notice and provides commercial and strategic advice. I feel I’m in a safe pair of hands with Joanna. Billing is timely and regular.‘
‘With superior UK/EU trade mark law knowledge and experience, CSY work in partnership with clients, collaborating and advising on a range of complex projects, tasks and cases. Responsive, pragmatic and practical, they truly understand our business needs.‘
‘Very responsive, quick with solutions and advice.‘
‘The team are highly professional, yet friendly. I find they are quick to respond to queries and in particular the St Albans team are realistic in terms of their advice to SMEs and start-up businesses.‘
‘The trade mark attorneys we have encountered are are very bright and on the ball.‘
‘Jonathan Clegg is not only a highly intelligent individual, but he has a calm and reassuring manner which would put clients at ease knowing that they are with a trusted attorney. He stands head and shoulders above the crowd for his leadership skills, his knowledge and his organisational skills.‘
‘Andy Clemson is exceedingly responsive and provides practical, cost-effective solutions to thorny problems, while taking a holistic view of multinational disputes.‘
‘Jonathan Clegg is an industry reputed expert in UK and EU trade mark law, with a wealth of experience handling complex international commercial projects. Andrew Clemson is a highly experienced associate with invaluable specialism in domain names.‘
Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings
Saputo Dairy UK/Dairy Crest
Dorling Kindersley Limited
The National Trust
Noble Foods Limited
Tulliallan Burlington Limited
Transport for London
Iris Software Limited
Hyperion Insurance Group
Everyone’s Earth Inc
GM Cruise Holdings LLC