D Young & Co LLP

Clients choose D Young & Co for IP services confident in the knowledge, experience and dedication that has characterised the firm’s work throughout its history.

We are proud of our heritage, built through supporting innovative organisations of every shape and size. Established by David Young in 1891, we have become one of the United Kingdom’s largest IP firms, serving clients throughout Europe, the United States, Asia and all global markets.

Over 200 members of staff are based at offices in London, Munich and Southampton. We remain committed to providing only the best IP advice available – whether to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) or international businesses, whatever the invention, technology or brand.

Our client base is diverse and international, including blue-chip and global organisations, research institutes, start-ups and SMEs, and spans all industry sectors and technologies.

We offer a streamlined, cost-effective service to our clients, with trademark attorneys working alongside solicitors and German Rechtsanwälte (attorneys at law). We advise and assist on UK, German and EU rights, as well as global trademark portfolio management and enforcement.

The WTR 1000 states: “The results are excellent: D Young & Co delivers top-quality legal advice at a reasonable cost, and is very responsive to rights holders’ needs.”

Trademark and brand expertise

The D Young & Co trademark team has an impeccable track record, setting the standard in trademark protection and enforcement. We have been ranked top tier in our profession year on year for trademark services in the United Kingdom by all of the major legal directories.

The team works on a wide range of contentious and non-contentious trademark matters, including:

  • trademark clearance searches;
  • global trademark filing and brand strategies;
  • auditing trademark portfolios;
  • worldwide trademark registrations;
  • trademark opposition, invalidation and cancellation actions;
  • trademark appeals;
  • enforcing and defending registered and unregistered trademark rights;
  • trademark infringement advice;
  • due diligence;
  • parallel imports and re-packaging cases;
  • anti-counterfeiting;
  • passing off and comparative advertising; and
  • trademark litigation in UK and EU courts.

Our clients range from innovative sole traders to global brand leaders in a broad range of industries. Particular areas of expertise include fashion, sport, entertainment, engineering and construction, media, fast-moving consumer goods, food and drink, life sciences, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, financial services and luxury goods.

Our trademark attorneys, solicitors and attorneys at law are extremely active in the profession, as well as in policy development. When not visiting clients, our attorneys regularly speak at European and international conferences. They present on law and practice developments at events including those organised by the Pharmaceutical Trademarks Group, the Institute of Trademark Attorneys, the International Trademark Association, MARQUES and the European Communities Trademark Association.

IP litigation specialists

As a legal disciplinary practice, we bring together the specialist IP services of trademark attorneys, solicitors and attorneys at law in a single IP firm. This establishes D Young & Co as an IP centre of excellence and raises the bar for the quality and depth of our IP and related advice. As a one-stop shop for all IP and related issues, we can pass on significant cost savings to clients – whatever their budget.

IP litigation can be technically and legally complex, and involves some of the most valuable assets of a business. We provide clients with a first-class, cost-effective service to resolve their trademark, design, copyright, unfair competition and other IP-related disputes, including those involving confidential information. We are accustomed to acting for both rights holders and alleged infringers in relation to infringement and invalidity actions, as well as actions for declaratory relief.

Contact details

D Young & Co LLP
120 Holborn
London EC1N 2DY
United Kingdom

Professional contacts

Other offices

  • Munich
  • Southampton

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