UK Trademark Rankings 2024

Penningtons Manches Cooper

Firm overview:

Penningtons Manches Cooper is a full-service firm, with a trademark practice within the firm’s IP, IT and commercial team. The practice has strong relationships with lawyers overseas and is regularly instructed by US and European firms. Referrers recognise the “business-minded and practical advice that clients appreciate”. Equally, clients benefit from immediate access to Pennington Manches Cooper’s global network of firms. Celebrity-status names from an array of industries trust the practice with cross-border trademark protection, including tennis Grand Slam winner Emma Raducanu and chef and TV personality Levi Roots. The practice is equipped to handle large, multi-continental portfolios, act and instruct on disputes, and advise on expansion into new territories. Transactional IP matters are also a focus for the firm, advising on licensing and acquisition of IP assets.

Team overview:

In the UK, Penningtons Manches Cooper has six offices. The firm’s trademark matters are handled by the brand management and protection practice. Dual qualified Gavin Stenton is a “hugely talented and capable trademark lawyer and attorney”. Stenton is based in Oxford and is the firm’s go-to for domestic and international brand management, having advised on global filing programmes and complex negotiations involving cross-opposition and cancellation proceedings before the UK and EU Intellectual Property Offices.

Key matters:

  • Penningtons Manches Cooper represents British tennis player Emma Raducanu and her team on global brand protection, coordinating multi-jurisdictional enforcement and worldwide trademark registration. The work so far has included successful actions against bad faith applicants in a number of countries, including China. The team involves Gavin Stenton, associates Mary-Clare Palmer and Louisa Blair and senior paralegal Jess Copestake.
  • The firm represents the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), the global certification body for chartered certified accountants, on its worldwide IP issues. A team of Reading-based partner Daniel Berry and associate Thomas Kirby, Oxford associate Sarah Emery, Cambridge associate Alice Kochar and Oxford senior paralegal Jess Copestake directly manage the client’s UK and EU trademark portfolios and collaborate with foreign counsel on global portfolio matters. Former team member Louisa Blair moved as a trademarks associate to Carpmaels & Ransford in September 2023. The team instructs agents on ACCA’s contentious matters, and currently has more than 50 live matters across Europe, Asia and the Americas.


Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), The Alchemist Bar & Restaurant, Compass Box Delicious Whisky, Emma Raducanu, Levi Roots