UK Trademark Rankings 2024

Gill Jennings & Every

Firm overview:

Gill Jennings & Every is a trusty firm for trademark filing, registration and opposition work, chosen by litigation firms for non-contentious referrals and by fellow attorneys when conflicts arise. “That’s how much we respect [GJE],” says a peer. GJE files trademarks before national, regional and international registers, and when disputes arise, handles oppositions, cancellations and negotiating settlements. Its location in Munich allows the firm to take on European trademark matters following the changes since Brexit. The practice also handles issues of cybersquatting and domain name disputes.

Team overview:

JE’s team, made up of trademark, patent and design attorneys, has offices in London and Munich. Alasdair MacQuarrie and Edward Carstairs are “excellent attorneys”, says a peer. MacQuarrie has more than 25 years of experience and advises on large scale trademark filing and brand strategy. Partner Carstairs has a specialism in the food, drink and hospitality sector and is a strategic portfolio manager. His experience includes trademark opposition and cancellation matters on an international level and enforcement against domain name infringers and cybersquatters. Rachael Ward is “very responsive”, says a peer. Ward registers and protects national and international trademarks, manages global portfolios and assists with oppositions and invalidity matters.