Maucher Jenkins > London, England > Firm Profile

Maucher Jenkins
7th Floor, Artillery House
11-19 Artillery Row
LONDON
SW1P 1RT
England

TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > PATMA: Patent attorneys Tier 2

With offices in the UK, Germany, Switzerland and China, Anglo-German firm Maucher Jenkins is well-placed to handle cross-border matters, such as filing and prosecuting patent applications, as well as carry out portfolio and freedom to operate reviews in fast moving areas of technology. The team is also able to leverage the expertise of its patent litigators in the UK and Germany when disputes arise. The practice is collectively led by the following partners, who are based across the firm’s London, Farnham, Cambridge and Edinburgh offices: James Cross leads on IT, software and electronics mandates and acts for key clients, including Sky and British Airways, while Reuben Jacob heads up the life sciences team, which includes Fiona Kellas. Hugh Dunlop is the firm’s go-to contact for telecoms and green energy technology work, while Holly Whitlock and Phil Treeby jointly lead on engineering, physics and mathematics patenting. Stuart Rowlands is also noted for his experience in the engineering sector.

Practice head(s):

James Cross; Hugh Dunlop; Reuben Jacob; Holly Whitlock; Philip Treeby; Fiona Kellas; Stuart Rowlands

Other key lawyers:

Alvin Lam

Testimonials

‘Maucher Jenkins has always been a strong firm with great expertise, particularly in life sciences.’

‘I work with and would recommend Fiona Kellas and Reuben Jacob.’

‘Maucher Jenkins is unique because they know our technology, products and market place. This is a result of a long term relationship during which they have been proactive in acquiring this knowledge.’

‘Our main contact is James Cross. His knowledge of our business is very valuable. His advice is clear and he is able to explain complex concepts and situations in understandable terms. He is always available and willing to work to tight schedules to file applications when required.’

Key clients

Baidu

IAG (British Airways)

Intel

Midea Group

Origami Energy Ltd

Qualcomm

RotoTech Pty

Sky

Zeta Motion

Work highlights

  • Filed patent and design portfolios covering the key novel features of Sky’s new smart TV, Sky Glass.
  • Acted for RotoTech Pty Ltd in securing UK and European patents.
  • Acted for Zeta Motion Ltd in filing patent applications relating to the use of AI in manufacturing quality inspection systems.

TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > PATMA: Trade mark attorneys Tier 2

Anglo-German firm Maucher Jenkins has demonstrable experience in filing and prosecuting trade mark applications for clients across the food and beverage, pharmaceutical, medical devices, and media and entertainment sectors, as well as handling matters pertaining to domain names, copyrights and cybersquatting issues. The team frequently collaborates with the firm’s German offices to advise on contentious mandates, often involving an international element, and maintains a strong relationship with the offices in Switzerland and China. Dual-qualified trade mark attorney and High Court litigator Katie Cameron handles opposition proceedings before the EUIPO, while Angela Fox is qualified as a solicitor, Higher Courts litigator and advocate, trade mark attorney and New York attorney at law, bringing experience in domain name disputes and trade mark infringement matters. Cameron and Fox lead the practice alongside the ‘amazingTanya Buckley, who is noted for her expertise in the pharmaceutical, medical devices and biotech sectors.

Practice head(s):

Katie Cameron; Angela Fox; Tanya Buckley

Testimonials

‘They are a proactive team and their responsiveness is something to point out.’

‘Tanya Buckley is an amazing trade mark attorney. She provides a detailed analysis of every single matter that makes the decision process much easier.’

‘The team we work with is very well attuned to each other, with excellent legal knowledge, giving you the right feeling that your files are in good hands.’

‘Tanya Buckley is very approachable and adequate in her responses and  is very effective in how she handles and manages our files.’

Key clients

IAG (British Airways)

MTV

Mucha Foundation

Paramount Pictures

Viacom Media Networks

Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.

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 and technologies including 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

DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
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 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
Patents Stuart Rowlands
PhotoNamePositionProfile
Tanya Buckley photo Tanya BuckleyTanya is a UK Chartered Trade Mark Attorney.
Katie Cameron photo Katie CameronKatie is a Chartered Trade Mark Attorney and Higher Courts Litigator. She…
James Cross photo James CrossJames is a Chartered Patent Attorney, European Patent Attorney and Higher Courts…
Hugh Dunlop photo Hugh DunlopHugh is a Chartered Patent Attorney and European Patent Attorney. Hugh has…
Angela Fox photo Angela FoxAngela is a UK Registered Trade Mark Attorney, Solicitor (England & Wales,…
Reuben Jacob photo Reuben JacobReuben is a Chartered Patent Attorney and European Patent Attorney. Reuben is…
Alvin Lam photo Alvin LamAlvin is a Chartered Patent Attorney, European Patent Attorney and European Design…
David Musker photo David MuskerDavid is a Chartered Patent Attorney, European Patent Attorney, Higher Courts Litigator,…
Stuart  Rowlands photo Stuart RowlandsChartered Patent Attorney and European Patent Attorney. Stuart works with a variety…
Phil Treeby photo Phil TreebyChartered Patent Attorney, European Patent Attorney, Higher Courts Litigator. Phil has notable…
Holly Whitlock photo Holly WhitlockChartered Patent Attorney, European Patent Attorney, European Trade Mark & Design Attorney.…
Number of UK partners : 10
Number of other UK fee-earners : 24
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Maucher Jenkins is an equal opportunities employer.

We are committed to promoting and providing equal opportunities in employment, creating an inclusive working environment, respecting diversity and avoiding unlawful discrimination.

All job applicants will receive equal treatment regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.

We foster an environment in which all employees, job applicants, suppliers, contractors, customers and clients will feel safe, comfortable, valued and respected. We will not tolerate discrimination, harassment, bullying or victimisation of employees or others who work with or for us.

Our key principles:

  • Provide equality for all;
  • Promote an inclusive culture;
  • Respect and value the diversity and differences of everyone;
  • Prevent discrimination, harassment and victimisation; and
  • Promote and foster good relations across the business.

We are a proud member of IP Inclusive, an initiative set up by CIPA, CITMA, FICPI-UK , the IP Federation and the UK Intellectual Property Office, devoted to promoting equality, diversity and inclusivity throughout the IP professions.

We have endorsed IP Inclusive’s Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity Charter and are dedicated to the Charter’s six commitments:

  • appointment of an EDI Officer;
  • adoption of an organisational EDI policy;
  • promoting openness, transparency and equality in recruitment and career progression processes;
  • acknowledging and tackling unconscious bias; internally monitoring and reporting progress, in a manner appropriate for the size and nature of the organisation; and
  • sharing best practices with others in the community.

By signing up to the IP Inclusive Charter, we have made a public commitment to supporting and promoting equality, diversity and inclusion in the IP professions.

Maucher Jenkins’ Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Officer is Holly Whitlock.