UK Trademark Rankings 2024

Swindell & Pearson

Firm overview:

Midlands attorney firm Swindell & Pearson has 140 years of experience advising multinational companies on portfolio management, trademark protection and enforcement on a global scale. The firm assists with all aspects of non-contentious trademark matters, from inception to broader portfolio management, and is frequently before the UK Intellectual Property Office (UKIPO) on disputed matters. Recognisable consumer facing brands have engaged the team for ongoing advisory work, as well as oppositions, revocation and invalidation matters. Swindell & Pearson has established close and committed relationships with clients, contributing to brands’ internal education and policy in addition to advising on trademark issues. Recent clients include Acer, the Taiwanese multinational hardware and electronics corporation, and Slimming World, the UK’s largest slimming, weight management and lifestyle organisation, and protecting the IP rights of Benetton across its global portfolio.

Team overview:

The Swindell & Pearson team of attorneys is based in Derby, Stoke, Sheffield, Stafford and Wolverhampton. UK and European patent and trademark attorney Nick Womsley is senior director of the firm and head of the trademark team. Womsley, previously in-house counsel for AstraZeneca, advises leading clients in the UK and US. Kieron Taylor is a UK trademark attorney based in Derby, managing global portfolios and advising on protection, enforcement and exploitation of client’s rights. In addition to his experience in registry disputes, Taylor has been involved in litigation before the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court and High Court and notably has instructed an appeal from the UKIPO to the Court of Appeal.

Key matters:

  • Swindell & Pearson has represented bicycle and bicycle accessories company Moore Large for more than two decades. Keiron Taylor in the Derby office leads on advising Moore Large on trademark filing, portfolio management and oppositions in the UK and EU.
  • The firm has acted for clothing company Charterhouse in trademark matters for more than two decades. Keiron Taylor in the Derby office leads the Swindell & Pearson’s work for Charterhouse on trademark filings, portfolio management, and trademark oppositions in the UK and EU.


Acer, Bennetton, Moore Large, Mentholatum, Slimming World