Nine-strong Trade Marks and IP disputes team to join Bristows


Bristows Brands team in a league of its own with new team hire
London, UK, 21/03/2017 –Berwin Leighton Paisner IP litigation Partner Simon Clark and Director of Trade Marks Ian Gruselle are set to join the Brands team of London-based law firm Bristows on the 1st of May. They will be joined by a team of seven.
Described as “immensely hardworking and imaginative”, Simon Clark brings with him a wealth of experience in IP disputes, with particular expertise in copyright, design rights and brands. Simon has acted on some of the leading design, brands and digital copyright cases of the last five years. Ian Gruselle, a trade mark attorney, heads up a strong practice in portfolio management. The rest of the team is rounded out by a solicitor, two trade mark attorneys, three paralegals and a secretary. Simon will join Bristows as a partner, as will Ian, subject to regulatory approval.
Bristows is already widely recognised internationally for its highly regarded team of dedicated, star ranked Brands, Copyright and Design lawyers and attorneys, with Chambers directory client research commending its “dedication to defending the positions of its clients.” The addition of the Berwin Leighton Paisner team will further strengthen Bristows’ expertise and will put it into a league of its own.
Joint Managing Partners Marek Petecki and Theo Savvides, who also heads up the Copyright and Digital Disputes practice, also welcomed Simon, Ian and the team to Bristows, saying: “We are delighted to welcome Simon, Ian and their team to Bristows. Simon brings over twenty years of IP litigation experience and will add to our significant bench strength across brands, designs, copyright and digital disputes. Subject to regulatory approval Ian will join us as our first trade mark attorney partner at the head of a combined team of eight trade mark attorneys which will enhance Bristows’ market leading brand management practice, providing a complete one-stop shop for brand protection from conception and protection to enforcement. We are looking forward to them joining us on 1 May.”
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About Bristows
Founded in 1837, Bristows is a London-based, full service law firm working with innovative companies in the Technology, Life Sciences, Media and Telecom sectors. Clients from the early days include the Electric Telephone Company, the Celluloid Manufacturing Company and Steam Plough Patents. Today’s equivalents include Novartis, Diageo, Dolby and Capgemini. Over 90% of the partners are recommended by legal directories while the firm itself has won multiple awards.

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