Trade Marks Company

Swindell & Pearson Ranked in Top Five in Country for in-person Appearances before UKIPO

January 15, 2018

Swindell & Pearson is delighted to announce that we have again been ranked in the top five in the country for the number of appearances before the UK Intellectual Property Office (IPO) in oppositions on behalf of our clients.

The annual assessments run by the Chartered Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys (commonly known as CITMA) tracks the number of times firms and their attorneys appear before the IPO to represent their clients on contentious matters such as oppositions.

From 2013-2017, our firm comes in joint fourth for highest number of appearances. In addition, Trade Mark Attorney and Director, Kieron Taylor ranks fifth amongst UK trade mark attorneys for the number of times he appeared on behalf of clients at hearings.

Commenting on the news Kieron said: “Oppositions are a vitally important part of the trade mark protection process. Up to a quarter of all hearings are conducted by the top ten firms in the UK including of course Swindell & Pearson. Being recognised as one of the top five firms in the country demonstrates the extensive experience of our firm in oppositions. We not only help our clients protect their valuable trade marks but we’re very well versed in using them in contentious proceedings, such as oppositions”.

Swindell & Pearson is a UK based firm of patent and trade mark attorneys that has been helping businesses and individuals protect and defend their ideas, innovations and brands for over 135 years. Based in the East Midlands, the firm has offices in Derby, Stoke, Wolverhampton and Stafford as well as in Sheffield. To find out how Swindell & Pearson can help you and your business with any intellectual property requirements please get in touch via [email protected] or by telephone on 01332 367 051.