Beck Greener highly ranked in latest Legal 500 directory rankings

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We are very pleased to announce that Beck Greener has once again been ranked as a leading IP firm for both patent and trade mark matters in the latest edition of The Legal 500 directory rankings.

Commentary from the Legal 500 is below:

Beck Greener LLP ‘has an excellent reputation and is one of the strongest IP law firms in the UK’. The team has expertise in supporting multinational corporations across a broad range of sectors, including media and entertainment, financial services, life sciences, fashion, and beauty, and it is highly adept at managing global trade mark portfolios. It expertly handles both EU and UK matters, including IP strategy, clearance, prosecution, and litigation. Additionally, anti-counterfeiting mandates and design enforcement matters are also with in the group’s capabilities. Ian Bartlett heads up the team and is praised by one client for having ‘a strong theoretical and practical knowledge in all areas of IP’; Bartlett frequently appears before the UKIPO and Appointed Persons in contentious proceedings. He is supported by Catherine Jewell, who has expertise in defending brands in opposition proceedings, Rowland Buehrlen, who heads up the firm’s Alicante office, associate trade mark attorneys IP litigator Duncan Morgan, and associates Kashif Syed and Jessica Vallis.

Beck Greener LLP’s ‘exceptionally experienced team’ acts for international clients on their EU and global patent-related matters, and the group has notable expertise in handling contentious matters, including oppositions and appeals before the EPO. It also manages European and global patent portfolios. The practice is jointly led by Avi Freeman, who heads up the electronics, physics, and mechanical engineering group, James Stones with expertise in chemistry, pharmaceuticals, and chemical engineering, and Ben Muir, medical and life sciences lead. Catherine Jewell is another notable name, regularly representing major chemical companies in prosecutions, oppositions, and appeals before the EPO.

Client comments include:

‘Beck Greener has an excellent reputation and is one of the strongest IP law firms in the UK.’
• ‘Ian Bartlett has a strong theoretical and practical knowledge in all areas of IP. He is extremely smart, pragmatic, and thorough. He is equally effective as a strategist and tactician, and he tailors his advice to the individual needs of his clients and to the specific requirement of each situation.’
• ‘Catherine Jewell is able to understand very easily what we want to protect and write it in a simple manner. She is smart, fast, and trustworthy.’
• ‘The team’s strengths are its creativity, common sense, and ability to adjust the scale and scope of a project based on a client’s business needs.’
• ‘Ian Bartlett and Duncan Morgan are strategic problem solvers that know how to win when winning is what’s most important and otherwise know how to reach positive solutions for clients.’
• ‘The team has a deep understanding of trademark law from all aspects.’
• ‘Kashif Syed is dedicated, responsive, and creative.’
• ‘Duncan Morgan is pleasant, clever, highly reliable, and operates at high standards.’
• ‘An exceptionally experienced team skilled in all areas of patent law. It is very well networked with connections in the private and public sectors.’
• ‘John Hull, Catherine Jewell, and Anna Hatt are excellent patent practitioners, and they particularly stand out for their ability to apply European patent law to navigate complex opposition issues.’
• ‘Anna Hatt is a go-to patent attorney. She provides clarity about costs upfront, works fast, and delivers a high-quality product.’
• ‘The firm’s patent attorneys are excellent. They have had strong technical training and quickly understand new scientific and engineering concepts. Another strength of Beck Greener is the firm’s diversity of people.’
• ‘Excellent communication skills and outstanding legal skills. They continuously come up with alternative approaches to attack legal issues and provide the risks and benefits to allow the client to make the best decision going forward.’
• ‘James Stones and Catherine Jewell are highly capable patent lawyers who have the ability to simplify complex problems when explaining the best course of action for their clients. Both work very quickly under pressure, are able to think on their feet, and always provide innovative solutions to the problems at hand.’
• ‘James Stones provides outstanding services. He is proactive, cost conscious, and highly competent, and he can explain patent-related issues in words that are understandable to the non-patent lawyer people.’
• ‘Catherine Jewell and John Hull’s knowledge of oppositions and case law is impressive; John quickly identifies the key issues and case law that would be most relevant to the matter, and Catherine’s ability to quickly take on complicated matters is unsurpassed.’

Partners Avi Freeman and Ian Bartlett have been recommended as leading individuals within the guide. Partner Catherine Jewell has been ranked as a next generation partner within the guide.

Twelve of our attorneys have been recommended as key individuals in their respective fields. Patent attorneys include Avi Freeman, James Stones, Ben Muir, Anna Hatt, John Hull, Jonathan Markham, Nick Bebbington and Deborah Selden as well as trade mark attorneys Ian Bartlett, Rowland Buehrlen, Catherine Jewell, Duncan Morgan, Kashif Syed and Jessica Vallis.

Click here to see the latest editorial in the Legal 500 directory.

We would like to thank our clients and colleagues for giving such excellent feedback.

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