Cleveland Scott York

WTR Research

The WTR 1000 focuses exclusively on trademark practice and has firmly established itself as the definitive 'go-to' resource for those seeking world-class legal trademark expertise.

Silver - Firms: prosecution and strategy

A firm which prioritises “value-added work”, Cleveland Scott York is known for its creative filing strategies and has recently been building out its capacity for oppositions and domain name disputes too. “Highly responsive and sophisticated”, its professionals are “exceptional at explaining complex legal issues in a straightforward way and providing pragmatic strategies”. The group’s three representatives in the WTR 1000 are the rainmakers in this well-calibrated, multi-disciplinary team. Lorna Hobbs and Jonathan Clegg jointly lead the department and each bring 30 years’ experience to the table. Hobbs is always several steps ahead when it comes to guarding the assets of household-name brands; while Clegg runs point on some of the firm’s most high-value and complex work, including some of its more significant recent oppositions activity. Dual-qualified patent and trademark attorney Alicia Instone earns a place in the WTR 1000 for 2022 thanks to warm recommendations from peers, who describe her as “extremely strong” and “superlatively capable”. Her varied workload grants her invaluable 360-degree insight. For contentious matters before both the IP offices and the courts, Peter Houlihan is on hand – he splits his time between London and Brussels, and has lately worked with clients in places as far flung as the United States and Singapore.

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