Firm Profile > Maucher Jenkins > London, England

Maucher Jenkins

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

Maucher Jenkins is known as a well established Anglo-German firm, which also has offices in Switzerland and China. Stand-out specialisms in the varied caseload include green technology, a key area for Stuart Rowlands in London who made partner in January 2021, and AI and robotics-related patents, a practice primarily grown by Alvin Lam. Between them, the practice heads James Cross (IT, software, electronics), Hugh Dunlop (telecoms, green technology), Reuben Jacob (life sciences), Holly Whitlock and Philip Treeby (engineering, physics, mathematics) cover extensive ground, both for UK clients and major international companies. Fiona Kellas  is also recommended for life sciences work.

Practice head(s):

James Cross; Hugh Dunlop; Reuben Jacob; Holly Whitlock; Philip Treeby

Other key lawyers:

Alvin Lam; Fiona Kellas; Stuart Rowlands


Responsive, flexible and will note and follow requests e.g. re billing. Reasonable rates and innovative with billing practices.

Maucher Jenkins knows our business and our market place. They understand our products. The result is that projects are completed quickly and accurately, be they patent applications, searches or analysis of competitors’ IPR.

Maucher Jenkins is a strong firm in a number of areas, particularly life sciences and technology and telecoms.

The team are technically strong and have secured a number of positive results for us.

Hugh Dunlop: Responsive & flexible, high quality work product.

James Cross is clear thinking and knowledgeable, but equally important is an excellent communicator. He summarises complex issues and patiently explains matters so we can take decisions and find solutions.

Key clients




Midea Group


Origami Energy Ltd

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

Maucher Jenkins stands out through its dual expertise in non-contentious and contentious matters in the UK and Germany. With Katie Cameron as a dual-qualified trade mark attorney and Higher Courts litigator and Angela Fox‘s qualifications as a solicitor, Higher Courts litigator and advocate, trade mark attorney and New York attorney at law, the team is led by two highly experienced and versatile practitioners. Tanya Buckley, who leads the team together with Cameron and Fox, is very active for pharmaceuticals and life sciences clients thanks to her background in biotechnology. Other key sectors are the media and financial services sectors. In addition to the close ties to the German offices, further strengthened in 2020 with the registration of the team members as European lawyers before the Munich Rechtsanwaltskammer, the practice also has ties to its colleagues in Switzerland and China. Domain name matters, cybersquatting issues and copyright matters are handled in addition to the strong trade mark practice.

Practice head(s):

Katie Cameron; Angela Fox; Tanya Buckley


‘One of their best strengths is to provide full advice in connection with every single matter pointing out all possible courses of action, so the decision-making process seems much easier for the client.’

‘Tanya Buckley always keeps very close communication with her clients. Her responsiveness is undoubted. You always have the feeling that you are being heard and that you can leave it to her since your case will be attended.’

Key clients

Klöckner Pentaplast Group

Viacom Media Networks

Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.

Paramount Pictures


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 UK Chartered Trade Mark Attorney.
 Katie Cameron  photo Katie Cameron Katie is a Chartered Trade Mark Attorney and Higher Courts Litigator. She…
 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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