Adrian H Smith

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 - Individuals: enforcement and litigation

Silver - Individuals: prosecution and strategy

Recommended - Individuals: transactions

Simmons & Simmons is an IP powerhouse both at home and worldwide. Its global team comprises 50 lawyers, trademark attorneys and support staff who operate in a spirit of collaboration, sharing resources and expertise regardless of geographical or disciplinary borders. Such is its international capability that the firm has sailed through Brexit without a hitch. Making a real splash lately is Darren Meale, who serves as a deputy district judge at the IPEC. Competitors call him “an impressive, high-profile individual who has a lateral mind and sits at the forefront of tech innovation”. Alongside him are Adrian Smith and Michael Gavey. Smith shares Meale’s interest in technological solutions, but applies this in an IP-transactional context, especially in the life sciences and high technology sectors. London IP head and UK life sciences lead Gavey dedicates time to both transactions and disputes, and is especially adept when it comes to multi-party collaboration arrangements.

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