Blake Morgan's Intellectual Property experts recognised as among world's best

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Law firm Blake Morgan has been recognised as a global leader in trade mark and copyright law with a listing for its intellectual property specialists in a highly-respected international directory.

The firm’s Intellectual Property group has been ranked in the eighth edition of World Trademark Review 1000 – The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals.

The publication focuses exclusively on trade mark practices and practitioners, identifying the world’s leading professionals in the field.

The guide recognises Jill Bainbridge, Partner and Head of Intellectual Property at Blake Morgan, who is praised for her “dextrous handling of sophisticated UK and EU trade mark issues” and is cited by one source as “the most knowledgeable and professional of all foreign associates we know”.

Her colleague, Ben Evans, a Senior Associate and Chartered Trade Mark Attorney, is praised for having “a deft touch on complex trademark registry proceedings” and noted for his “creative solutions”.

Both are based at Blake Morgan’s Southampton office.

The guide highlights the firm’s expertise across a range of sectors, commenting: “Blake Morgan stands out for the strength and depth of its IP offering and its distinctive focus on brands. The team sustains an excellent reputation in the retail sector and advises Wiggle – alongside many others – on worldwide trademark protection. The side strikes the right tone in its representation, possesses a well-rounded skill set and has carved out a niche for itself in the charities sector. Evans, Bainbridge and the rest of the Blake Morgan team represent excellent value for money.”

Jill said: “This directory is the benchmark for excellence in the trade mark sector and we are delighted to have been ranked so highly.”

Ben added: “This listing underlines the strength of the firm’s IP practice and reinforces our commitment to going above and beyond the expectations of our clients to provide an exceptional service.”

Blake Morgan’s Intellectual Property team has a wide range of expertise to include advising on the selection and clearance of trade marks, the protection of trademarks and designs to include all aspects of registration and intellectual property infringement and disputes.