What people say about us


The legal directories

Advises on the full spectrum of retail issues, including employment, commercial and intellectual property matters. Particular expertise in corporate and real estate transactions, with additional contentious capabilities. Frequently acts for well-known luxury and lifestyle brands.

Notable practitioners
Matthew Martin and Gavin Stenton are key contacts.

Chambers UK - 2021 edition

Anna Frankum and Chris Shelley head the IP practice at Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP, which recently advised on brand enforcement and opposition strategy for high-profile retail, fashion, food and drink celebrity clients. Clients in the automotive and architecture sectors also engaged the team on brand and design safeguarding, IP rights transfers and infringement claims.

Holly Strube specialises in brand protection.

This is a technical area needing even more specialist advice than other areas of law, and a potential minefield for the uninitiated. I get that advice from Penningtons Manches Cooper.

The Legal 500 - 2021 edition

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

Strengths: One source says: ‘They are very reliable. It is very good client service as well.’

Notable practitioners
Matthew Martin is a key contact.

Chambers UK - 2018 edition

Our clients

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

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Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP

Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP is a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales with registered number OC311575 and is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority.

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