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Browne Jacobson’s patent litigation team praised for being “dynamic” and a “major player” in IAM Patent 1000 guide

13 July 2023

UK & Ireland law firm Browne Jacobson has been ranked again for its patent litigation and transactional work in the 2023 edition of IAM Patent 1000, the independent guide to the world’s leading patent law firms and practitioners.

The latest guide describes Browne Jacobson as “a dynamic firm with a young, talented team who are already disrupting the echelons of well-established IP litigation firms in the UK” and consider them a “daunting litigation prospect for any opponent in the IP arena”. Researchers also highlight direct client feedback which praises them for their ability to “handle work superbly”, for being “a major player in the market” and for “winning work from many of the older, more established firms”.

It also identifies Browne Jacobson partner and Head of the firm’s patent practice, Mark Daniels and partner Giles Parsons who is head of AI at the firm as two of its leading practitioners again. In addition, partner Nick Smee who works across the firm’s Energy & Infrastructure practice and partner Cat Driscoll who works across Browne Jacobson’s Retail, Consumer & Logistics practice have also been recognised as recommended individuals for the first time.

Mark is noted for “his ability to deal with clients and complicated matters effortlessly” and for building a “team of talented, like-minded people who share in his philosophy of a proactive approach on engaging clients and delivering success”. He is also praised for his “exemplary” litigation skills and for having “great foresight in litigation strategy”.

Giles is described as “a talented partner with a flair for complex technologies” and for possessing “a great intellect and attention to detail” and for having “an encyclopaedic memory for case law”. Clients were also impressed by hit “ability to rapidly absorb any technology and distil the relevant information, to make pertinent observations and provide clients with an appropriate strategy”. 

Researchers noted Nick’s “mix of transactional/contentious practice”, and Cat is “commercially oriented, with a significant base of work in the fashion and beauty sector”.

The latest IAM Patent 1000 rankings follow on from the 2023 Managing Intellectual Property’s IP Stars rankings in which the firm was ranked in the trade mark disputes - law firms category for 2023. Mark and Giles were also ranked as Trade mark stars, along with, partner and head of the firm’s UK&I commercial and IP practice, Declan Cushley.

Mark Daniels commented on the rankings: “I am thrilled that the team has again been recognised by IAM Patents 1000 and thank our clients for their feedback for our work in the field of patents. 

“I am also proud we have a number of our lawyers across a broad range of sectors noted as leading individuals. We’ve got great strength and depth across automotive, manufacturing, retail, fashion and beauty, energy and cleantech sectors amongst others."

“These rankings also underpin our strong reputation for advising many significant and innovative organisations in working with them to identify, protect and exploit their key business assets.”

Browne Jacobson’s Patents team sits within the firm’s award-winning specialist IP practice and is based in the five of the firm’s seven offices: London, Dublin, Birmingham, Manchester and Nottingham. The team advises on the full range of rights from patents, confidential information and designs to trade marks and copyright. Alongside its ranking by WTR 1000 ranking, the practice is also recognised by Managing Intellectual Property, World Trademark Review (WTR) 1000, Chambers and Legal 500.
The team has extensive experience assisting a premium client portfolio of various leading global household names and luxury brands including Mace Group, Lotus Cars, Match Group and ICONIC London. The team has handled a number of the UK’s leading IP cases and has helped shape IP law in the UK and Europe.

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