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Partner named at the Rising Stars Awards EMEA 2022

Intellectual property partner Giles Parsons has been named as one of Europe’s ‘Rising Stars’ at the Rising Stars Awards Europe Middle East and Africa (EMEA) 2022. Giles, who is based in the firm’s London office, was one of only five European lawyers under 40 to be honoured in the ‘Trademark’ category.

19 October 2022

Intellectual property partner Giles Parsons has been named as one of Europe’s ‘Rising Stars’ at the Rising Stars Awards Europe Middle East and Africa (EMEA) 2022.

Giles, who is based in the firm’s London office, was one of only five European lawyers under 40 to be honoured in the ‘Trademark’ category.

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 who sits in the firm’s corporate manufacturing & industrial sector, 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. In the last year he has helped Match and Tinder in a successful trade mark claim in the IPEC.

Giles is ranked as a Next Generation Partner in Legal 500 2022 - Intellectual Property: Trade Marks, Copyright and Design and is also a recommended individual in the 2022 edition of the World Trademark Review’s WTR 1000. He is also ranked as a leading practitioner in the 2022 edition of IAM Patent 1000 and ranked as a notable practitioner in Managing IP’s IP Stars 2022.

Declan Cushley, Partner and Head of Browne Jacobson’s UK & Ireland IP group, added :

“We are incredibly proud that Giles has again been honoured alongside some of Europe’s finest young lawyers. After what has been another strong year, working on some high profile, diverse and complex IP cases and delivering successful outcomes for a number of our clients, this win is very deserved.

“Giles has an excellent drive to be the best in his field and an unwavering commitment to the sectors and markets he supports and to delivering tailored, quality legal advice that is absolutely right for his clients. This is what makes him a first-rate lawyer.”

Giles added: “It is a privilege to be recognised for my IP work, alongside this fantastic group of lawyers who are at the very top of their game.

“I am grateful to work for a firm that attracts and works with a great client portfolio and to be part of a team of excellent specialist lawyers who have collaborated with me to deliver the excellent legal service we are known for on a number of really interesting cases over the last few years.”

Browne Jacobson’s specialist IP practice has extensive experience spanning the whole range of IP rights from trade mark, design, patent and copyright infringement matters to R&D and collaboration agreements. Alongside its ranking by WTR 1000 ranking, it is recognised by Chambers, Legal 500, Managing Intellectual Property and IAM Patent 1000. The team has extensive experience assisting a premium client portfolio of some of the world’s leading global household names and luxury brands including Mace Group, Lotus Cars and ICONIC London. The team is also regularly instructed to handle a number of the UK’s leading cases and has helped shape IP law in the UK and Europe.

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