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Intellectual Property – Patent & Trade Mark Attorneys
Skilled guidance on the protection of trade mark and patent portfolios with significant experience representing entertainment, life sciences, hi-tech and engineering clients. Strong contentious practice which takes in opposition proceedings and support with litigation. Assists with all facets of prosecution and also with litigation support and licence agreements. Has offices in Munich and The Hague. (2019/20)
“Our relationship with the firm is very positive,” a client says, adding: “They are proactive in managing our existing portfolio and are very proficient in dealing with new requests.” (2019/20)
“They grasp technology quickly, have a great deal of experience and are great at predicting how the EPO will react.” (2018/19)
“They have the intellectual capacity to disseminate my ideas and present patent applications which are successful.” (2018/19)
Reddie & Grose LLP boasts wide-ranging sectorial expertise, including the life sciences, electronics, engineering and telecoms sectors. The firm’s main office is in London, where practice heads Jan Vleck, Julie Millburn and Nick Reeve are based, but the firm also has an office in Cambridge, where the fourth practice head Michael Roberts is located. The London-based Paul Loustalan, who specialises in advanced engineering, automotive, materials and consumer product-related work, made partner.
‘This team has excellent capability across the board, representing clients large and small. They are well known for their work for major multinationals, but also for representing smaller companies. They have a fair approach to pricing, and a commitment to client service.‘
‘Professional, knowledgeable, reachable, understanding of corporate needs.‘
‘Excellent technical ability, high engagement and efficient, quality drafting of patent applications with minimal input required from us.‘
Reddie & Grose LLP fields a busy EUIPO and UKIPO opposition caseload while maintaining a strong domestic and European filing practice. Clearance work, the development and implementation of worldwide filing strategies, and licensing agreements, including settlement agreements, consent and co-existence agreements, are areas of particular strength. Helen Wakerley directs the practice.
‘It is a very competent and organised team that responds in time to all the issues raised.‘
‘Broad range of knowledge, attention to detail and timely responses. Accurate and commercial advice.‘
‘The team at Reddie & Grose are very professional and approachable.‘
Reddie & Grose is one of the respected patent and trade mark attorney firms in the UK. The firm has European patent attorneys to cover technical fields such as electronics, telecoms, pharmaceuticals and engineering. “An excellent firm to work with across all disciplines of IP,” says a client. The practice leaders in the firm are Patrick Lloyd, Simon Goodman, Jan Vleck, Neil Thornton, Aidan Robson and Ian Loveless. A client describes Vleck as a “very proactive and results oriented” practitioner. Other notable patent attorneys include Alan Bates, Nick Reeve, Robert Sackin and Pete Sadler. The senior attorneys are supported by a team of associates and support staff. Duncan Nevett, Jon West and Georgina Ainscow are rising stars to watch. Paul Loustalan, a notable associate mentioned in IP STARS (2017), was promoted to partner in 2018. “They are just great people to work with on a day-to-day basis,” observes a client. (2018-19)
Reddie & Grose is very experienced in trade mark prosecution and portfolio management. “Excellent firm to work with across all areas of IP,” says a client. The key attorneys for trade mark work are Helen Wakerley, Alice Findlay, Patrick Lloyd and Tom Sharman. They are supported by a team of European trade mark attorneys and trade mark assistants. Dale Carter is a rising star to watch. Recent trade mark case studies show the team advising and representing clients such as Inmarsat, Gattaca and The Salvation Army. Findlay was appointed as the firm’s chairman in April 2018. (2018-19)
IAM Patent 1000
Dedicated IP boutique Reddie & Grose boasts a team of over 60 patent practitioners, 17 of whom hold PhDs in their respective technical areas. The firm can cover it all and often does, offering the full gamut of non-contentious patent advice to clients. Last year saw the opening of its first overseas office, in Munich, to complement its existing hubs in London and Cambridge. This move puts it even closer to the heart of European patent prosecution, cementing its status as an expansionist firm with its sights fixed on the horizon. Life sciences ace Michael Roberts possesses valuable plant variety experience, which combines with his well-rounded prosecution services to make him highly in demand. He is described as “flexible, focused, insightful and attentive”, with the ability to provide “invaluable input” and add value to everything he does. The “highly sophisticated” Nick Reeve handles electronics, electrical devices and computer-implemented inventions; a fluent Japanese speaker, he gives lectures on Japanese patent law at Queen Mary University outside his practice. Paul Loustalan stays ahead of the curve in the automotive and control systems fields, which might explain why his EPO oppositions practice is enjoying such great success. (2019)
World Trademark Review
Leading trademark attorney firm Reddie & Grose is an attentive, conscientious and detail-oriented adviser to IP-rich businesses of all shapes and sizes. Able to offer all non-contentious trademark services in-house while putting together excellent external teams for contentious matters, the outfit sees IP portfolios as practical puzzles rather than academic exercises. A trademark attorney with 30 years’ experience, Alice Findlay “is absolutely amazing – calm and experienced; you’ll never see her looking flustered”. “Very knowledgeable in both patent and trademark law, she provides clients with all the options and gives great guidance.” Outside her practice, she serves as chair of PAMIA Ltd, the mutual insurer of UK and Irish IP practitioners. Non-contentious ace Helen Wakerley has particular expertise in the automotive sector. “Helen takes a common sense approach to matters; she is great at analysis and strategy, but cuts right to the point. She has an excellent understanding of the UK and European trademark systems and is down to earth and enthusiastic.” “Her tenacity and smarts are secret weapons in resolving potential conflicts. Responsive, supportive and creative, she makes sure to offer advice that is always pithy, practical and client-focused.” Versatile herder of portfolios Tom Sharman is “a solid up and comer” who has clearly learned from the very best. “One of the few practitioners who still does both patent and trademark work, he is smart and sensible – a good guy and a good lawyer.” (2020)