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

Anglo-German firm Maucher Jenkins has offices located in the UK, Germany, Switzerland, and China (with a new office that opened in November 2022 in Upper Francon), and is therefore well-equipped to support a wide range of clients in filing and prosecuting patent applications, as well as assisting with patent portfolio and FTO reviews, and validity and infringement analysis. The team also boasts specialist patent litigators across the UK and Germany. In London, James Cross heads up the IT, satellites, software, fintech, and electronics work while Cambridge-based Hugh Dunlop chairs the telecoms, green energy, and the Internet-of-Things matters. Reuben Jacob (Edinburgh) spearheads the life sciences team, with expertise across medtech, pharmaceuticals, biotech, chemistry, and agrochemicals, and Holly Whitlock (Edinburgh) and Phil Treeby (London) both lead the engineering, physics, and mathematics patenting group.

Practice head(s):

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

Other key lawyers:

Matthew Yip

Testimonials

‘Maucher Jenkins is skilled in supporting clients with the prosecution of patent portfolios. They are technically excellent and extremely helpful in securing valuable patent registrations internationally.’

‘Maucher Jenkins’ team offers a complete range of services for IP works.’

‘James Cross completely understands what patents his clients are trying to achieve, and he has excellent suggestions and references where needed.’

‘Matthew Yip is technically excellent.’

Key clients

Baidu

Contemporary Amperex Technology

IAG

Inmarsat

Intel

Midea Group

QUALCOMM

Sky

Work highlights

  • Advising Contemporary Amperex Technology on European patent applications.
  • Assisting IAG with developing its patent portfolio.
  • Assisted Oxford Sigma with filing its second international patent application regarding the construction and materials of ultra-high temperature components of fusion reactors and the challenges presented by high neutron flux density.

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

Anglo-German firm Maucher Jenkins often works collaboratively with its German offices to handle national and European trade mark filings, and it also boasts an established presence in Switzerland and China. The team provides ‘sound and practical advice’ on the registration of new brands, clearances, and prosecuting trade mark applications, as well as representing clients in litigation and dispute resolution matters. Industries of strength for the group include pharmaceuticals and medical devices, cosmetics, food and beverages, financial services, and media and entertainment; Katie Cameron often engages with clients in the latter of these industries. Co-head Angela Fox is praised for her ‘great trademark portfolio management skills’ as a dual-qualified solicitor and trade mark attorney litigator, and Tanya Buckley also jointly leads the team with ‘a wealth of experience in handling different types of trade mark work’; her background in biotech enables her to advise pharmaceutical, medical device, and biotech clients.

Practice head(s):

Katie Cameron; Angela Fox; Tanya Buckley

Other key lawyers:

Richard Parsons

Testimonials

‘They are very proactive and provide in-detail advice for each possible course of action.’

‘They are very knowledgeable, thorough, and present advice in a targeted and thoughtful manner.’

‘Angela Fox provides well-considered and nuanced guidance; she is a trustworthy counsel. She has great trademark portfolio management skills, providing proactive advice on IP protection.’

‘They are very responsive, and their advice is sophisticated.’

‘Richard Parsons and Katie Cameron provide sophisticated advice in terms of various trademark matters. Their advice is practical.’

‘They are professional, responsive, organised. They always provide sound and practical advice.’

‘Tanya Buckley and Katie Cameron have a rich experience in the IP field and are able to provide tailored advice and in-depth insights towards laws and practice.’

‘Tanya Buckley has a wealth of experience in handling different types of trade mark work. She and the team know about different clients in different industries and can provide tailored and appropriate services.’

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, Kulmbach, Basel, Beijing and Shenzhen

Department Name Email Telephone
IT, software and electronics James Cross james.cross@maucherjenkins.com +44 (0)20 7931 7141
Engineering and mathematics Holly Whitlock holly.whitlock@maucherjenkins.com +44 (0)1252 711 149
Engineering, IT and electronics Felix Rummler felix.rummler@maucherjenkins.com +49 (0)89 340 77 26-0
IT and software Philip Treeby philip.treeby@maucherjenkins.com +44 (0)20 7931 7141
Wireless and mobile communications Hugh Dunlop hugh.dunlop@maucherjenkins.com +44 (0)1252 711 149
Life sciences and medtech Reuben Jacob reuben.jacob@maucherjenkins.com +44 (0)1252 711 149
Trade marks Angela Fox angela.fox@maucherjenkins.com +44 (0)20 7931 7141
Trade marks Katie Cameron katie.cameron@maucherjenkins.com +44 (0)20 7931 7141
Litigation James Cross (patents) james.cross@maucherjenkins.com +44 (0)20 7931 7141
Litigation Angela Fox (trade marks) angela.fox@maucherjenkins.com +44 (0)20 7931 7141
Life sciences and medtech Fiona Kellas fiona.kellas@maucherjenkins.com +44 (0)1252 711 149
Head of China Offices Handong Ran handong.ran@maucherjenkins.com +86 (0)10 8498 9052
Trade Marks Tanya Buckley tanya.buckley@maucherjenkins.com +44 (0)20 7931 7141
Engineering Stuart Rowlands stuart.rowlands@maucherjenkins.com +44 (0)20 7931 7141
Photo Name Position Profile
Tanya Buckley photo Tanya Buckley Tanya is a Partner in the Trade Marks team and a UK…
Katie Cameron photo Katie Cameron Katie is a Partner in the Trade Marks team, a Chartered Trade…
James Cross photo James Cross James is a Partner in the Patents team, a Chartered Patent Attorney,…
Hugh Dunlop photo Hugh Dunlop Hugh is a Partner in the Patents team, a Chartered Patent Attorney,…
Ricky  Foo photo Ricky Foo Ricky is an Associate in the Patents team, a Chartered Patent Attorney,…
Angela Fox photo Angela Fox Angela is a Partner in the Trade Marks Team and a Chartered…
Chris  Harrison  photo Chris Harrison Chris is an Associate in the Patents team, a Chartered Patent Attorney…
Lucy  Holt photo Lucy Holt Lucy is an Associate in the Patents team,  a Chartered Patent Attorney…
Reuben Jacob photo Reuben Jacob Reuben is a Partner in the Patents team, Chartered Patent Attorney and…
Silke  Petzold  photo Dr Silke Petzold Silke is a Senior Associate in the Patents department, a Chartered Patent…
Stuart  Rowlands photo Stuart Rowlands Stuart is a Partner in the patents team, a Chartered Patent Attorney…
Carina Seifert photo Carina Seifert Carina is an Attorney at Law and joined Maucher Jenkins as an…
Phil Treeby photo Phil Treeby Phil is a Partner in the Patents team and a Chartered Patent…
Holly Whitlock photo Holly Whitlock Holly is a Partner in the Patents team and a Chartered Patent…
Matthew Yip  photo Dr Matthew Yip Matthew is a Senior Associate in the Patents department, a Chartered Patent…
Timothy  Young  photo Timothy Young Tim is a Senior Associate in the Patents department, a Chartered Patent…
Photo Name Position Profile
Richard  Parsons  photo Richard Parsons Richard is a Senior Associate in the firm’s Trade Mark and Litigation…
Mark  Webster  photo Mark Webster Mark is a Senior Associate in the firm’s Trade Mark and Litigation…
Number of UK partners : 10
Number of other UK fee-earners : 21
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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.