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Portrait of Thomas Kirby


Thomas is an associate in the commercial, IP and IT team in the Reading office. He advises on all aspects of intellectual property protection and enforcement, with a particular emphasis on protecting, managing and enforcing trade marks both internationally and in the UK. He also advises on the commercialisation of intellectual property, including licensing and franchising.

Working with clients across a broad range of sectors, Thomas is experienced in advising food and drink producers, professional regulatory bodies and pharmaceutical companies as well as clients within the automotive industry.

Thomas joined Penningtons Manches Cooper in 2020, having previously qualified at and worked for another leading UK law firm.

Recent work highlights

  • Managing the intellectual property aspect of a share purchase agreement in the telecommunications sector worth several million pounds.
  • Clearing new brands on behalf of a number of clients across the food industry, professional services, telecommunications and pharmaceutical sectors.
  • Conducting enforcement action including obtaining undertakings and recovering damages in infringement proceedings on behalf of a client in the food and drink sector.
  • Advising a UK-based business on its proposed franchise agreement with a party operating in the Middle East.

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