UK Trademark Rankings 2024

Abel + Imray

Firm overview:

Abel + Imray is an IP specialist European firm offering filing, prosecution, and enforcement services to its clients. The team registers marks before the UK Intellectual Property Office (UKIPO) and through its network of overseas firms for international filing, with foreign counsel speaking highly of its attorneys. The firm offers a trademark monitoring service for continuous protection, and when challenges arise before the UK and EU Intellectual Property Offices, Abel + Imray advises on strategic resolutions via oppositions or settlements. 

The firm has sector focuses including battery technology and the creative industries. As well as trademarks, the firm advises on patents, designs, copyright and domain names.

Team overview:

In addition to UK locations in London, Cardiff and Bath, Abel + Imray has offices in the Netherlands and Spain. Simon Bentley, partner, is recognised by peers for his “strategic approach”. Bentley is a qualified trademark attorney in the UK and EU, and a trademark agent in Ireland, allowing him to represent clients before IPOs in each territory. 

Foreign counsel recommend Sofia Arenal for trademark prosecution and enforcement, describing her as “exceptional” and “extremely knowledgeable regarding UK trademark search and trademark prosecution matters”. Of counsel Arenal joined the team in 2022, bringing experience in multinational trademark portfolios, disputes and negotiations.