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Browne Jacobson IP partner named one of Europes Rising Stars

19 February 2021

Intellectual property partner Giles Parsons has been named as one of Europe’s ‘Rising Stars’ at the Rising Stars Awards Europe 2020.

Giles, who is based in the firm’s London office, was one of only four European lawyers under 40 to be honoured in the ‘Trademark’ category. He also named as one of a select group of 24 ‘Rising Stars’ recognised in the UK.

Organised by Euromoney Legal Media Group, The Rising Star Awards Europe recognises the professional accomplishments, advocacy and influence of legal professionals who have risen to the top of their practice areas from across Europe.

Giles specialises in intellectual property dispute resolution, including patents, confidential information, trade marks and passing off, designs and copyright. He has extensive experience advising many of the world’s leading brands in both trademark and patent disputes, representing his clients in the High Court, Patents Court, IPEC and at the IPO and EPO. Notable cases include leading a successful trade mark infringement claim in the IPEC court on behalf of Moet Hennessy.

He has also been recommended since 2016 in Legal 500, ranked as a Next Generation Partner in Legal 500 2020 - Intellectual Property: Trade Marks, Copyright and Design and a noted practitioner in his field by World Trademark Review 2020.

John Harrison, Lead Researcher for the Rising Star Awards 2020, said:

“Each of the winners for 2020 are recognised for their high level achievements and skills in handling trademark related concerns.

“Having an impact upon a practice specialism across the region is important but so is having an impact upon a jurisdiction.

“This year we have recognised 111 individuals that deserve to be recognised for their talent and leadership.”

Declan Cushley, IP Partner and Head of Browne Jacobson’s Large Corporates Group, added:

“We are delighted that Giles has been honoured alongside some of Europe’s finest young lawyers. He has had a particularly interesting year supporting automotive clients with their next generation of electric vehicles and helping the wider client base deal with IP issues around Brexit. His tremendous work ethic, commitment to personal development and delivering exceptional client service makes him an outstanding lawyer.”

Browne Jacobson’s 20-strong national specialist IP practice extends over offices in London, Birmingham and Nottingham. Its extensive experience spans the whole range of IP rights from various trade mark, design, patent and copyright infringement matters to R&D and collaboration agreements and a premium client portfolio that includes: Mace, Marstons, Lotus, Aston Martin and PZ Cussons (St.Tropez & Charles Worthington), amongst others.


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