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05 Sep 2023

Success for Stephenson Harwood’s IP team

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Members of Stephenson Harwood’s intellectual property (IP) team have been recognised in several leading IP and patent directories, including Managing IP’s ‘IP STARS’, IAM Patent 1000, the World Intellectual Property Review's (WIPR) Leaders Directory and Who's Who Legal.

In the 2023 edition of Managing IP’s ‘IP STARS’, the team has been listed as a 'leading firm' in the 'trade mark disputes' category, and received a new ranking as a 'notable firm' in the 'IP transactions' category. Partner Alexandra Pygall was named a 'trade mark' and 'patent' star; partner Rob Jacob was named a 'trade mark' star; and partner Naomi Leach was listed as a 'notable practitioner'.  The team is described as having "extraordinarily talented lawyers." IP STARS, which is based on global research and covers more than 70 jurisdictions, is an annual specialist guide to IP law firms and practitioners worldwide.

In IAM Patent 1000’s new edition, the firm received a gold ranking in the ‘Firms: transactions’ category and was also ranked in the ‘Firms: litigation’ category. Alexandra Pygall was highly recommended in the ‘Individuals: transactions’ category and listed in the IAM Global Leaders 2023 directory as one of England’s global leaders in IP; Rob Jacob received a bronze ranking in the ‘Individuals: litigation’ category; and Naomi Leach was recommended in the ‘Individuals: transactions’ category. IAM Patent 1000, the definitive directory which identifies the world's leading patent services providers, is based on market research and interviews with patent specialists.

Alexandra Pygall, Rob Jacob and fellow partner Boriana Guimberteau have all been named global IP leaders in WIPR's Leaders Directory 2023. WIPR Leaders is a one-stop guide to the leading IP practitioners in the world. The research is based on peer nomination, as well as extensive market research.

CEO Eifion Morris was also named in WIPR's Leaders Directory 2023. During his time as a practising lawyer, he was co-head of the firm's IP team, and specialised in advising multinational clients on cross-border IP litigation and their global IP strategies.

Alexandra Pygall, Rob Jacob and Boriana Guimberteau have also all been named in the 2023 edition of Who's Who Legal, a guide on the foremost legal practitioners and consulting experts in business law based upon comprehensive, independent research.

Stephenson Harwood’s award-winning international IP practice advises clients on a range of issues, including patents, copyright, databases, designs, trade marks, domain names, trade secrets and confidentiality. It has particular strengths in the life sciences, luxury and consumer brands sectors.

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