Intellectual Property

Nicola Dagg

Revealed: A&O’s IP reshuffle in the wake of Dagg’s Kirkland move

Former Allen & Overy (A&O) head of intellectual property Nicola Dagg was co-leading on 75 per cent of the firm’s cases in the sector before the announcement of her high-profile move to US firm Kirkland & Ellis earlier this year, data from The Lawyer can reveal. Data gathered for The Lawyer Litigation Tracker Q2  shows that of the firm’s four […]

Gowling WLG appoints new IP partner in Montreal

By Sebastien Gardere, Pierre Pilote Gowling WLG is pleased to welcome Sebastien Gardere as a partner in its Montreal office and member of the firm’s Intellectual Property (IP) and Advertising & Product Regulatory groups. Working across multiple sectors, Gardere advises clients on a range of matters pertaining to advertising and marketing law, with an emphasis on trademarks […]

Brexit’s implications for automotive intellectual property

By Gordon Harris If a deal is reached ahead of Brexit, the indications are that a transition period would preserve the status quo for intellectual property (IP) until the end of 2020. This article explores the implications of a no deal Brexit, for IP regimes supporting the UK automotive sector. It explains what would not be […]

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Morgan Lewis poaches seven partner IP team from McDermott

Morgan Lewis & Bockius has nabbed a seven partner intellectual property litigation team from McDermott Will & Emery, who will be spread between three of its US offices. The IP hiring spree sees five of the new partners – Jeff Gargano, Krista Vink Venegas, Shon Lo, Hersh Mehta and Kevin Shortsle – take up residence in Morgan Lewis’s […]

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Freshfields wades into IP battleground with Arnold & Porter team hire

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has joined the growing number of firms making hires in IP, making its first patent team hire since partner Justin Watts exited for WilmerHale last year. Arnold & Porter patent litigation partner Christopher Stothers is joining with a team of four lawyers made up of counsel Laura Whiting and associates Paul Abbott and Ammina […]

Hogan Lovells makes up first new global IP head in 15 years

Hogan Lovells has appointed IP partner Burkhart Goebel as its first new global head of intellectual property in 15 years, as the leadership baton moves across from Germany to Spain. Goebel, who is based in Madrid and Hamburg, will step down from his role as regional managing partner for Continental Europe to head the IP practice […]

Nicola Dagg

Kirkland strikes at A&O strategy with hire of IP head Dagg

Allen & Overy’s (A&O) international litigation expansion strategy has been dealt a heavy blow today, as Kirkland & Ellis lands the hire of global head and London IP star Nicola Dagg. This is the first IP litigation hire for Kirkland in London, and Dagg is expected to help service Kirkland’s existing US clients and bolster […]

Walker Morris advises Fulcrum on second acquisition in two months

Walker Morris has advised Fulcrum Utility Services Limited, the UK’s market leading independent multi‐utility infrastructure and services provider, on its acquisition of CDS Pipe Services Limited for a total consideration of £1.4m. CDS is a utility business that provides a range of specialised engineering services. Fulcrum has previously subcontracted such specialist elements of its projects […]

Prominent IP lawyer rejoins Gowling in Toronto

Gowling WLG is pleased to welcome back Shahrzad Esmaili, a prominent intellectual property practitioner, as a partner located in its Toronto office. A registered patent agent in both Canada and the United States, Esmaili has over 10 years of experience in patent strategy, patent prosecution and drafting, with an emphasis on patent and design applications […]

Gowling WLG’S UK and Russia IP teams named at 2018 MIP EMEA Awards

Gowling WLG’s IP strength in Russia and the UK has been distinguished at the 2018 Managing Intellectual Property (MIP) EMEA Awards, which annually recognises the top IP practices in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Gowling WLG was named “Firm of the Year” in the UK: IP Transactions & Advisor and Russia: Contentious categories. “We feel that our Russian IP strength […]

TLT prepares Tru Tension for Dragons’ Den success

TLT advised Chris Frappell, founder and managing director of Tru Tension, on the completion of a £75,000 investment from retail entrepreneur Touker Suleyman, as featured on BBC’s Dragons’ Den on Sunday 11 February. Tru Tension is an innovative manufacturer of must-have tools and care products for anyone in the motorcycling and motorsport industry. By providing […]

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