Aaron Newell

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Silver - Individuals: prosecution and strategy

The dynamic, cohesive and internationally focused patent and trademark practice at J A Kemp has captured the attention of a host of US, Asian and other companies across key economic sectors. The client feedback is positively glowing: “J A Kemp is the only UK firm I deal with because of its superb results, amazing responsiveness and reasonable rates.” Taking the reins is trademark attorney and solicitor James Fish, a “phenomenally knowledgeable attorney who is always keen to find fast resolutions”, and the first and only port of call for many. In 2018, he won a competitive tender for the global external trademark work of US-based cleaning and hygiene products company Diversey and its subsidiary TASKI; since then, he has coordinated numerous global filing programmes and sorted out disputes in China. Others hail Ben Mooneapillay as “the gold standard”: “He’s a rock-solid attorney with in-depth knowledge of UK and EU trademark law who provides well-balanced, insightful advice.” He acts for Imperial War Museums, which has a family of important brands for each of its sites and experiences, and has taken over its entire portfolio, which he has recently been updating for the UK, US and Chinese markets. As testament to his fine reputation, the client was referred his way by a leading international commercial firm. Continuing this theme of high-calibre work for leading brands, designs head and qualified litigator Tom Albertini has been assisting the Royal British Legion charity with wide-ranging trademark matters, including significant anti-counterfeiting and enforcement efforts. “Tom gives practical advice that makes good business sense and, though based in London, offers excellent rates and value for money. He’s great to collaborate with.” Charlotte Stirling’s recent activities cannot be disclosed for confidentiality reasons, but include extensive international trademark work for a leading internet company. Like her colleagues, “Charlotte is fantastic to work with. She conducts her own business research to inform her recommendations and is highly proactive in that sense”. As a solicitor, Aaron Newell adds contentious firepower to the practice. He has lately been doing some eye-catching online enforcement work for UK-based biopharmaceutical company GW Pharma.

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