For the third year in a row, we are delighted to announce that we have maintained our Tier 1 status for patents in the 2022 edition of the Legal 500. We are also pleased to report that once again we achieved recognition for our trade mark attorney team, and for our legal team for patents (contentious and non-contentious), and trade marks, copyright & designs.

Our patent practice “stands out through its prestigious list of clients in AI-related matters, its EPO oppositions and appeal clout, and its experience in advising on standard essential patents” in the PATMA: Patent Attorneys category.  Furthermore our registered designs practice is noted as “another asset”.

Our clients comment that we are “a top notch firm” and that our team is “efficient, accurate, caring, insightful, cost-sensitive […] and simply gets the job done in time” offering a “clear, direct and personable service”. Another client comments that the “diversity of Venner Shipley’s staff is refreshing”. Our Chemical and Life Sciences specialists get praise for their “fabulous business acumen and caring EQ” and their “great experience and excellent understanding of the patent law” and clients rate our “grasp of the essential aspects of the complex technology involved”.

We are also pleased to note that all of our trade mark attorneys Clare Turnbull, Jane Martin, David Birchall, Yoann Rousseau, Gloria Parmesan and Camilla Sexton have received individual recognition in the trade mark attorney category following the merger with Brookes IP. The team gets praised as an “excellent team that is available to serve and assist” and for their “exceptional client service and management of a huge trade mark portfolio”. Other clients note our “strong commercial approach” as well as our “very pragmatic and business-minded advice”.

The 2022 guide also endorsed our team for Intellectual Property: Trade Marks, Copyright and Design as well as Intellectual Property: Patents (contentious and non-contentious).

The guide notes our expertise in registered designs protection. It also compliments our “broad sector strengths […] handling High Court infringement and entitlement disputes on behalf of fintech, biotechnology and leisure companies” as well as on the non-contentious side, acknowledging Robert Peake’s advice in relation to licensing. James Tumbridge is singled out for his “impressive knowledge and a pragmatic approach” as well as a “key advisor” who is “consistently outstanding”.

Thank you to all our referees who took time to provide their feedback. For the full review please click here.