Alistair Payne

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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

Gold - Individuals: enforcement and litigation

Gold - Individuals: prosecution and strategy

Famed on the Irish IP scene thanks to the efforts of founder Alistair Payne, Acuatus provides a streamlined, personalised and cost-effective service to a high-profile clientele, including myriad household-name brand owners. Despite the firm’s modest size, it can go toe to toe with Big Law thanks to Payne’s depth of experience and expertise, handling everything from worldwide brand protection programmes to the coordination of global cross-border disputes. As examples of the calibre of its patrons, Intel has come calling for assistance with its Irish brand enforcement campaign; UEFA recently engaged Payne to seek a blocking order on its behalf; and Australian winemaker Treasury Wines has enlisted him to tackle a number of its European trademark oppositions.

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