Clyde & Co LLP

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The “super-responsive” IP team at Clyde & Co provides “clear, concise and timely advice. The quality of work is really in a league of its own”, enthuses one foreign associate. The global player enjoys a fantastic reputation in the Middle East and is a first point of contact for prestigious local companies such as Etihad Airways, which has instructed the firm on all its trademark needs for the past decade. Mark Devaney and Joycia Young have lately been assisting the airline with domain name disputes, potential infringements, clearance searches and social media takedowns. Providing a “practical, value-added service”, Devaney “always goes the extra mile to help his clients and makes sure they get the best possible advice”. A go-to for prosecution, “he is commercially minded, pragmatic and takes the time to know the businesses he works with and understand what makes them tick; there is no ‘one size fits all’ rule with Mark. The Middle East is a more expensive jurisdiction and it is vital that you trust your adviser – and Mark is that adviser”. He regularly teams up with senior associate Nicole Giblin, a “knowledgeable and efficient” practitioner who is deserving of special mention. Franchising and licensing specialist Young also picks up warm feedback from patrons: “Joycia is a pleasure to collaborate with in both a professional and personal capacity. She provides sound commercial advice, observes budgets and replies promptly – all factors that are key to a successful working relationship with in-house counsel.”

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