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Swindell & Pearson feature in the 2019 edition of the World Trademark Review 1000

Swindell & Pearson is delighted to feature in the 2019 edition of the World Trademark Review 1000 - The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals.

This is the second year in a row that the firm has been included in what is considered the world's “go to” resource for those seeking legal trademark expertise.

The firm’s Trade Mark Team has been commended on its “strength in depth” and its ability to “work flexibly to fit in with the needs of its patrons”.

Yet again Nick Womsley, Head of the Trade Mark Team received praise for being a “diligent practitioner who pulls out all the stops for his clients” whilst IP Director Kieron Taylor received specific mention of his “excellent legal judgement” and ability to give “commercially pertinent advice”.

Nick commented: “My team works tirelessly to support our clients’ businesses and to have this recognised by the WTR is a great encouragement for them”. Kieron commented “I am very proud to once again receive the prestigious recognition of being strongly recommended in the 2019 edition of the World Trademark Review WTR 1000.”

This follows on from the recent success of Swindell & Pearson in the Legal 500, where for several years running both Nick and Kieron have received recommendations.

The full comment in the WTR is below:

In-house trademark counsel that want to get more done and spend less money would be wise to call in Derby-based regional outfit Swindell & Pearson. The set’s trademark attorney group has strength in depth and is accustomed to working flexibly to fit in with the needs of its patrons; each member of the team also has a passion for their craft, which they demonstrate by routinely going the extra mile to get the desired outcome. Setting the tone is Nick Womsley, an experienced IP asset manager, business strategist and disputes resolver. He has a mind like a steel trap and is a diligent practitioner who pulls out all the stops for his clients. Recently he has teamed up with a top QC to lodge two trademark appeals before the General Court in Luxembourg. Fellow IP director Kieron Taylor also stands out from the crowd. “He exercises excellent legal judgement, is deeply knowledgeable and gives commercially pertinent advice, while working to extremely tight timetables.” A student of history, he knows where trademark law has been and where it is heading, which makes him a percipient adviser on complex contentious and non-contentious matters.

Swindell & Pearson is a UK based firm of patent and trade mark attorneys that has been helping businesses and individuals protect and defend their ideas, innovations and brands for over 135 years. Based in the East Midlands, the firm has offices in Derby, Stoke, Wolverhampton and Stafford as well as in Sheffield. To find out how Swindell & Pearson can help you and your business with any intellectual property requirements please get in touch via or by telephone on 01332 367 051.



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