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Swindell & Pearson on form in the CITMA 2018 Top 100 UK Trade Mark Filers

May 23, 2019

Swindell & Pearson has jumped to 15th in the 2018 Chartered Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys (CITMA) Top 100 UK Trade Mark Filers from 28th in 2017.

This substantial improvement has seen an increase of more than 45% in UK filings over 12 months which is testament to the growth and strength in depth of the team throughout 2018.

Nick Womsley, head of the trade marks team commented ‘‘We are delighted that our team continues to make significant improvements in these rankings. We are regularly seeing ourselves out performing much larger firms, which is great news. What’s even more encouraging is that businesses continue to see the fundamental importance trade mark protection can have for their businesses, and continue to protect their intellectual assets despite the general uncertainties around Brexit, which all bodes well for the future’’.

Considerable improvement has also been made in our ranking in the Top 100 European Union Trade Mark Filers where Swindell & Pearson featured at 44th. This is another significant rise from 58th in the 2017 edition and a 46% increase in EU filings to 124.

Kieron Taylor, trade mark director, commented on our EU ranking whilst attending INTA in Boston ‘’We are, as always, committed to strengthening the work we do within the EU which is shown through our ranking improvement. Throughout this period of uncertainty, we continue to work closely with clients and foreign associates ensuring they are best prepared and a step ahead at all times.’’

This research was compiled by Chris McLeod, chartered trade mark attorney and partner at Elkington & Fife, and a member of the CITMA Review Working Group, who reviewed the Corsearch data.

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.