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For each IP right we offer services covering strategic advice, pre-registration searches, registrations and renewals, oppositions and dispute resolution. We handle work throughout the world, working with local colleagues in over 100 countries.


Our attorneys specialise in one or more sectors of industry, which enables them to provide quality advice with a commercial focus.

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They also advise whether other forms of protection would be more appropriate. Our brand specialists work with brand managers for leading brands and their advice is commercially focussed making sure that you get the best value from your budget.

Reddie & Grose Appoints Dr Yumiko Kato


Reddie & Grose is delighted to announce that Dr Yumiko Kato has joined the firm as a Senior Associate. She will be working out of the London office.

Yumi’s specialist field is chemistry where she holds particular experience in polymer chemistry, detergent compositions, printing ink compositions, material science, catalysis, nanotechnology and fluorocarbon chemistry. She also has extensive experience in pharmaceuticals and medical devices.

Having achieved a First Class Honours in MSci Chemistry from Imperial College London, Yumi completed her PhD at UCL in 2008, studying synthesis of novel artificial enzymes in the form of structurally well-defined polymers. She has previously worked at several London-based firms prior to joining Reddie & Grose.

Yumi is well-versed in drafting new patent applications, worldwide patent prosecution, portfolio management and in issuing freedom to operate opinions. She has also participated in opposition and appeal proceedings before the EPO. She is fluent in English and a conversational Japanese speaker, with experience of working with Japanese clients.  

Alice Findlay, Chairman, Reddie & Grose says, “It’s a pleasure to welcome Yumiko on board. She’ll bring valuable expertise to our activities in pharmaceuticals, medical devices, chemistry and materials, all areas where we have particular strength which Yumiko will enhance.”

Dr Yumi Kato adds “It’s an honour to join such a respected and rapidly growing firm. I look forward to being a part of its continued success.”

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