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Maucher Jenkins

PATMA: Trade mark attorneys Tier 1

Maucher Jenkins sets itself apart through its focus on UK and European cross-border work, the growth of its office in Shenzhen, and its combined prosecution and litigation offering for trade marks, designs, copyright and domain names. The group is skilled in assisting start-ups, SMEs and major international players, most of which come from the pharmaceutical, medical device, food and beverage, cosmetics, financial services, transport, and media and entertainment sectors. Former practice head Tim Pendered retired, with Katie Cameron and Angela Fox remaining as heads of the trade mark department. Medical device and life sciences trade mark specialist Tanya Buckley joined the partnership in January 2020.

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Key clients

Viacom Media Networks

Paramount Pictures Corporation

Black Entertainment Television


English UK Ltd

Brightstar 20:20 Ltd

Duke of Edinburgh Award

Albion Cosmetics

BTG International Limited


IAG/British Airways

Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.

PATMA: Patent attorneys Tier 2

Maucher Jenkins is an established Anglo-German firm with European offices in Germany and Switzerland in addition to its four UK offices, and has successfully grown its work for Chinese clients thanks to the launch of its Shenzhen office in 2018. The firm also further increased the efficiency of its EPO practice, making its opposition and appeals teams a valuable asset in the firm's wide range of patent prosecution services. The telecoms, aviation, technology and life sciences sectors account for the majority of the firm's recent highlights. Increasingly, the team is also active in green energy and AI-related matters. Practice heads James Cross, Hugh Dunlop, Reuben Jacob, Holly Whitlock and Phil Treeby are the key contacts, all operating from the London and Farnham offices, with some practitioners also based in the Cambridge and Edinburgh offices. Tim Pendered retired at the end of 2019, and Kei Enomoto left for Hoffmann Eitle in September 2019.

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

IAG (British Airways)

Baidu, Inc.


Teleflex Life Sciences Unlimited Company

PQ Solutions

Midea Group






Otter Controls

Ceres Power

Albion Co., Ltd.

Airport Lounge Development Ltd

Biofoodnutrition SE

Apollo & FFE (divisions of Halma Group PLC)

Capsule Technologies

Maucher Jenkins has offices in the UK, Germany, Switzerland and China, and represents global clients in a range of industries who wish to identify, establish, protect, exploit and enforce their IP rights in the UK, Europe and worldwide.

The firm: Maucher Jenkins has helped businesses gain a competitive edge by safeguarding and enhancing their intellectual property rights. The protection of clients’ inventions, innovations and brands is at the heart of the practice.

The firm’s reputation extends internationally, as does its expertise. Its clients’ interests span a wide range of industries, including technology, IT and communications, electrical and mechanical engineering, aviation, life sciences and medical technologies, manufacturing, media, financial services and consumer products.

Maucher Jenkins has deservedly acquired a reputation for honesty, clarity, creativity and tenacity in pursuit of clients’ commercial goals. Maucher Jenkins has a number of globally acknowledged experts, including partners Angela Fox, author of Intellectual Property Enterprise Court: Practice and Procedure published by Sweet and Maxwell; Hugh Dunlop, author of European Unitary Patent and Unified Patent Court published by CIPA, together with consultant David Musker, author of The Design Directive also published by CIPA.

Types of work undertaken: The patent team’s expertise includes conducting innovation capture sessions, preliminary investigations and due diligence on securing a patent; drafting, filing and prosecuting patent applications before the UK IPO and European Patent Office; conducting searches to avoid infringement; defending patent infringement claims and pursuing infringement litigation when opposing, reviewing, evaluating and managing patent portfolios; monitoring competitors’ portfolios; and advising on how to obtain patent protection worldwide.

The trade mark team advises on the registrability of new brand names and logos, conducts searches to locate any potentially conflicting third-party rights, files and prosecutes trade mark applications and acts on behalf of clients in relation to any disputes. Maucher Jenkins is also well placed to advise on domain name registration, copyright law and protecting against the actions of cyber squatters.

The attorneys can also look at design protection for new and innovative product shapes with an eye to identifying copyright and registrable or unregistered design matters that can strengthen an overall portfolio of rights. It counsels on effective action against copyright infringement, including seizure and detention of infringing goods.

The firm’s litigation practice handles disputes in the English Courts as well as managing multi-jurisdictional cases in Europe and beyond. Its litigators are experienced in a wide range of contentious IP matters including trade marks, passing off, patents, designs, domain names and company names. The firm also handles appeals in registration and contentious matters for UK and European trade marks, patents and designs, including before the High Court and, on a European level, the General Court and Court of Justice. For smaller matters, its litigators represent clients in the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court (IPEC), which has streamlined procedures designed to ensure that IP cases valued at less than £500K are heard in a focused way.

Maucher Jenkins® is the joint trading name of RGC Jenkins & Co in the UK (regulated by IPReg) and Maucher Jenkins Patentanwälte  & Rechtsanwälte  in Germany.

Other offices: Farnham, Edinburgh, Cambridge, Munich, Freiburg, Basel, Beijing, Shenzhen and Nanjing

Department Name Email Telephone
Engineering, IT and electronics James Cross
Engineering, IT and electronics Holly Whitlock
Engineering, IT and electronics Felix Rummler
Engineering, IT and electronics Philip Treeby
Engineering, IT and electronics Alvin Lam
Wireless and mobile communications Hugh Dunlop
Life sciences and medtech Reuben Jacob
Trade marks Tim Pendered
Trade marks Angela Fox
Trade marks Katie Cameron
Litigation James Cross (patents)
Litigation Angela Fox (trade marks)
Life sciences and medtech Fiona Kellas
Patents & Trade Marks Cornelius Mertzlufft-Paufler
Head of China Offices Handong Ran
Patents & Trade Marks Michael Nielen
Trade Marks Tanya Buckley
Photo Name Position Profile
 Tanya Buckley  photo Tanya Buckley Tanya is a Chartered Trade Mark Attorney and a European Trade Mark…
 Katie Cameron  photo Katie Cameron Katie is a Chartered Trade Mark Attorney, European Trade Mark & Design…
 James Cross  photo James Cross James is a Chartered Patent Attorney, European Patent Attorney and Higher Courts…
 Angela Fox  photo Angela Fox Angela is a UK Registered Trade Mark Attorney, Solicitor (England & Wales,…
 Alvin Lam  photo Alvin Lam Alvin is a Chartered Patent Attorney, European Patent Attorney and European Design…
 David Musker  photo David Musker David is a Chartered Patent Attorney, European Patent Attorney, Higher Courts Litigator,…
 Phil Treeby  photo Phil Treeby Chartered Patent Attorney, European Patent Attorney, Higher Courts Litigator. Phil has notable…
Number of UK partners : 10
Number of other UK fee-earners : 24
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