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: prosecution and strategy
Bronze - Individuals: enforcement and litigation
Recommended - Individuals: transactions
Sarah Wright leads a team of over 130 multi-disciplinary professionals ready to tackle any kind of IP matter across CMS’s offices in London, Sheffield and Glasgow. As a leading IP practitioner, Ms Wright advises clients on a wide variety of IP matters with an emphasis on trademarks, copyright and designs.
As an experienced litigator, she draws on her analytical skills when handling prosecution or licensing issues to provide strategic advice to deliver her clients’ commercial objectives. Ms Wright also co-founded CMS’s equIP programme to support the United Kingdom’s most promising tech start-up businesses. Qualified in England and Wales and Ireland, she operates her EU trademark practice out of CMS’s offices in London and Warsaw.
CMS was ranked in the Gold Band by WTR 1000 2020, which wrote the following about the CMS trademark team and Ms Wright’s practice:
CMS’s London trademark practice is a rarity among law firms these days – a full-service, platinum-plated trademark offering of spectacular quality, set within a global law firm with the connections and scope required to act anywhere on the globe. “Thorough IP knowledge and a perfect ability to organise complex cases and coordinate strategy” characterise the practice, which revolves around complex, cross-border, high-value pieces of the kind that only an outfit of CMS’s vintage can undertake. The “efficient and approachable team gives solid advice from a strong commercial viewpoint”. One client points out that CMS is “at the forefront of diversity and inclusion issues” as well – “because it wants to, not because it has to”. Head of intellectual property Sarah Wright has built strong relationships with an illustrious range of names, including Microsoft. “Commercial, intelligent and personable, she is passionate about her work and takes the time to get to know clients’ products inside-out. Super-dedicated and dynamic, she always does her homework.” She is one of few UK practitioners to feature on three different WTR 1000 tables, which is a sure sign of her importance to the wider group.