It has been almost seven months since our acquisition by Potter Clarkson and we thought that it would be timely to send an update regarding recent and planned future developments.
You should still be receiving the high-quality advice and service that you have always received from us. As part of the Potter Clarkson group, we are now able to offer you a wider range of IP services.
In this regard, Potter Clarkson is a full-service IP firm and in addition to its trade mark practice, it also offers patent attorney services (with over 50 Patent Attorneys specialising in disciplines such as chemistry, pharma, biotech, design & engineering and electronics).We also now have a Dispute Resolution and Commercial team comprising six IP lawyers who advise on contentious and non-contentious issues as well as all manner of contract work relating to IP, including confidentiality agreements, distribution agreements, licences and franchises.
Please let us know if you require any of these added services and we can make the necessary introductions. Alternatively, please visit www.potterclarkson.com for further information.
Potter Clarkson has qualified attorneys in its Copenhagen and Stockholm offices (as well as Nottingham) and therefore we have the ability to continue to act before the EUIPO, and will be able to file and prosecute EU trade mark and design applications as before. Brexit should not, therefore, have any adverse impact on our ability to act for you in relation to EUIPO work.
If you would like general information on Brexit, then please visit the dedicated Brexit page at www.potterclarkson.com/brexit. Please contact us if you have any specific questions.
You may have noticed changes to some of the processes that we undertake. For example, the accounts function is now handled by the Potter Clarkson office in Nottingham where the Financial Director is based together with our 15 accounts staff.
As you will know, previously, our invoices were sent by the attorney that has advised you/worked with you along with our advice. Invoices are now sent separately from the email address email@example.com having first been approved and authorised by the attorney that you have worked with.
In case your Accounts team require appropriate bank account details then please let us know and we can provide these.
You will note that emails from us will now be sent from firstname.lastname@example.org. Over the coming months there will be further integration of our systems and records onto the Potter Clarkson platforms. This should not, however, have any impact on our everyday dealings with you. The email@example.com email address will continue to receive emails for the time being, although we suggest you update your address book with the firstname.lastname@example.org email address.
After 26 years with Wildbore & Gibbons, Stephen Kinsey has decided to retire at the end of 2019. Stephen has made an enormous contribution to the growth of the Wildbore & Gibbons practice and we will be sorry to lose him, but wish him a long and happy retirement. We have recruited a senior attorney, Emmy Hunt, who joined us at the end of February, and we are in the process of further recruitment of Trade Mark Attorneys to join the team.
At the end of last year, we moved from our previous Barbican location to new offices in Holborn, London.
The full address, if you need to update your records, is:
Halton House, 20-23 Holborn, London EC1N 2JD.
We are very excited to have joined Potter Clarkson, and to be able to provide a wider service offering, and look forward to working with you in protecting your valuable intellectual property rights. We will, of course, keep you updated of future developments.