In brief: Dibbs strengthens IP team

Dibb Lupton Broomhead has boosted its intellectual property group with the appointment of five new staff. Registered trademark agent Alan Fiddes, former head of the Linklaters & Paines' trade mark unit, joined the firm's London office earlier this month with four of his team. He became head of the Dibbs' unit. The team is made up of another trade mark agent, Georgina Evans, and three administrators. Fiddes said that Dibbs adopted a multi-disciplinary approach which “combines complementary skills from different specialist advisers.