Legal 500 2017 Top Tier Firm

 

Mewburn Ellis is delighted to have once again been ranked as a top tier firm in the 2017 edition of The Legal 500.

Legal 500 2017 Top Tier Firm

Mewburn Ellis is delighted to have once again been ranked as a top tier firm in the 2017 edition of The Legal 500 and proud to see so many members of our team recognised.

“‘An excellent firm for handling complex life sciences patent portfolios’, Mewburn Ellis LLP’s ‘highly knowledgeable team is singled out for its ‘competent and detailed support and understanding of clients’ commercial needs.’”

PATENTS

Partner, Richard Clegg is described as ‘thorough, well-prepared and responsive’, Stephen Carter and Emma Graham who was promoted to Partner in 2016, are ‘good on the details’, and Partners Simon KremerGraeme Moore and Robert Watson are also recommended. Partner Joseph Lenthall is recognised for his work as a Patent Attorney Litigator alongside our Legal Services team. Simon Kiddle and Associate Sarah Brearley are also noted to be ‘efficient and reliable’.

TRADE MARKS

Our Trade Mark team have also gained significant recognition. Sofia Arenal, is recommended for complex opposition and other contentious work as well as handling large trade mark portfolios. Stephen Hodsdon ‘displays evidence of his very good background knowledge of the respective industry’; his written and presentational work is ‘of a very high standard’. Andy King is recognised as ‘very reliable and forward thinking’. Also recognised are the ‘commercially-minded’ Associate Edmund Harrison who is noted for his experience in clearance searches, filing applications and prosecuting oppositions; and Associate Michael Foster, who is ‘concise in the expert guidance he provides’.

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY/ LEGAL SERVICES

Our Legal Services team and head of practice Sean Jauss also received recognition, being described as ‘particularly strong in the life sciences space, advising universities as well as spin-out and start-up companies on managing portfolios that cover major blockbuster drugs.’

Associate, Emma Gallacher is also recommended, ‘experienced in IP licensing and early stage IP ligation for infringement of copyright, trade marks, registered and unregistered design rights, and patents.’