UK Trademark Rankings 2024

Carpmaels & Ransford

Firm overview:

Carpmaels & Ransford is known for its life sciences and patent practice, but peers comment that the European IP firm “works for some very big-name clients”, on the branding side. The firm offers clearance, protection and enforcement for clients in a range of industries and sizes, and handles global portfolios and multi-jurisdictional projects.

Team overview:

The trademark team is made up of two partners, six associates and two members of the specialist support team. Former Penningtons Manches Cooper associate Louisa Blair joined as trademarks associate in September 2023. Combining both solicitors and attorneys, Carpmaels & Ransford is able to handle the range of contentious and non-contentious trademark matters. The pan-European practice has locations in London, Munich and Dublin.

Key matters:

For pharmaceutical company Allergan, Carpmaels & Ransford partners Roger Lush and Jonathan Day, leaders of the trademarks team, and senior associate Lara Elder, advise on its European portfolio, protecting its therapeutic brands—particularly its famous ‘Botox’ mark. With a team of both attorneys and solicitors, the firm takes on contentious matters up to the UK and European courts, as well as matters before the Intellectual Property Offices, and has enforced the trademark ‘Botox’ before the Court of Justice of the European Union.


Allergan, Autoglass/Carglass, Bear Grylls, Polaroid