Howard Kennedy LLP

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Though Howard Kennedy’s IP group was already a compelling option on both the litigation and transactional fronts, it has kicked up another gear lately thanks to the recruitment of Colin Sawdy, formerly of Sheridans, and Alex Watt, formerly of Browne Jacobson. Sawdy now heads up the trademarks team and makes light work of cross-border issues: a dual-qualified UK solicitor and US attorney at law, he also speaks and writes fluent Japanese, which proves invaluable on the international stage. Watt is a transactional maven with a special affinity for issues surrounding affiliate marketing and influencers. Other recent highlights include the renegotiation of Wicked Foods’ exclusive deal with Tesco. In addition to these two new stars, Robert Lands remains on deck as head of the IP and commercial team. Merging knowledge of IP and data protection law, he can be relied upon for everything from forward-thinking trademark registration strategies to robust representation in oppositions and contract negotiations.

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