Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP has particular experience in trade mark and design rights matters, with clients spanning the technology, retail, consumer goods, and food and drink sectors. Anna Frankum and dual-qualified solicitor and trade mark attorney Christopher Shelley jointly lead the team. Frankum focuses on non-contentious matters, while Shelley has experience across the full range of trade mark, design and brand protection matters. Alexander Fox is a name to note for IP disputes in the technology, manufacturing and retail sectors.
The Legal 500 - 2020 edition
The team at Penningtons Manches LLP builds a ‘long-lasting trust and successful cooperation’ with its clients, which include Jimmy Choo, Vaccitech and IKEA. The practice offers expert advice on patents, know-how, trade mark and copyright licensing, and copyright, database and design right protection.
The Legal 500 - 2019 edition
Advises on the full spectrum of retail issues, including employment, commercial and intellectual property matters. Particular expertise in corporate and real estate transactions. Frequently acts for well-known luxury and lifestyle brands.
Strengths: One source says: ‘They are very reliable. It is very good client service as well.’
Matthew Martin is a key contact.
Chambers UK - 2018 edition
Advises on the full spectrum of retail issues, including employment, commercial and intellectual property matters. Particular expertise in corporate and real estate transactions.
Strengths: ‘They work hard, are thorough and give commercial advice.’
Chambers UK - 2017 edition
The Legal 500 has also described Rachael Barber as 'the best design right litigator in the business and Chambers UK credits her as having extensive 'knowledge of the retail sector combined with an in-depth understanding of the law', with many considering her to be a fashion industry expert.
The team is very approachable and easy to deal with, which is a huge bonus when managing complex legal matters.
Liz Lawley, Base London
Matt Martin and his corporate team were invaluable in getting our MBO over the line. Fast working, strong, clear and concise throughout and a pleasure to work with.
Tom Liddell, Managing director, Winning Moves UK
Rachael Barber and the team understand the specificities of our company. They always get back to us in a timely manner and know what to look out for on our behalf. We are very impressed with their work as well as the results of a number of trade mark infringement cases.
Cecilia Emanuelson, Legal affairs, Inter IKEA Holding Services SA
Simply outstanding in respect of advice, business acumen, work ethic, innovation and on-time delivery. They have become such an integral part of our success story.
CEO, International fashion retailer
Penningtons Manches’ team really understands retail issues. Their advice is always highly practical and the team is very friendly and accessible.
HR manager, Luxury furniture manufacturer