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Recent rankings and awards

  • IAM Patent 1000 2018

    Gold - Litigation

  • Patent Litigation - Leading firm
    UK Best Law Firms, Leaders League 2018
  • UK Design Firm of the Year
    Managing Intellectual Property EMEA Awards 2018
  • UK Trade Mark Litigation Firm of the Year
    Managing Intellectual Property EMEA Awards 2018
  • Copyright - Tier 1
    Managing Intellectual Property, IP Stars 2018
  • Trade Mark Contentious - Tier 1
    Managing Intellectual Property, IP Stars 2018
  • Trade Mark Prosecution - Tier 1
    Managing Intellectual Property, IP Stars 2018
  • Patent Contentious - Tier 1
    Managing Intellectual Property, IP Stars 2018
  • Brand Management - Top tier
    Legal 500 2017 
  • Intellectual Property - Top tier
    Legal 500 2017 
  • Intellectual Property - Band 1
    Chambers and Partners 2017
  • IP: Patent Litigation - Band 1
    Chambers and Partners 2017
  • IAM Patent 1000 2017
    Highly recommended - Transactions

    Gold - Litigation

  • Intellectual Property - Top tier
    Legal 500 2016 
  • Brand Management - Top tier
    Legal 500 2016
  • IAM Patent 1000 2016
    Highly recommended - Transactions

    Gold - Litigation

  • Intellectual Property - Band 1
    Chambers and Partners 2016
  • IP: Patent Litigation - Band 1
    Chambers and Partners 2016
  • IP: Law Firms with Patent & Trade Mark Attorneys - Band 1
    Chambers and Partners 2016 
  • IP: Patent Litigation - Band 1
    Chambers and Partners 2015

  • Trade Mark Contentious Team of the Year
    Managing Intellectual Property, Global Awards 2015

  • UK Patent contentious - Tier 1
    Managing Intellectual Property, IP Stars 2015

  • Trade mark contentious - Tier 2
    Managing Intellectual Property, IP Stars 2015 

  • Trade mark prosecution- Tier 5
    Managing Intellectual Property, IP Stars 2015 

What others say

“Bristows operates an absolutely top-drawer IP litigation practice – especially as regards pharmaceutical and life sciences patents. There’s no question that it deserves its excellent reputation.”
IAM Patent 1000 2018

"Bristows is renowned for its members' work assisting innovative companies from a range of industries with their intellectual property needs. In this year's research, 11 industry-leading experts have been recognised for their patent law expertise, including three Thought Leaders." 
Who's Who Legal 2018

"Bristows LLP’s team is ‘top of the field in all IP matters’. The firm has a highly diverse IP practice and focuses predominantly on the life sciences and TMT sectors. It is known for its ‘hands-on approach’, and its impressive client roster includes AstraZeneca, Novartis, and Samsung." 
Legal 500 2017

"The ‘professional, strategic and commercial’ team is particularly strong at advising major brands and agencies on the legality of advertising campaigns and sales promotions as well as comparative advertising and contentious matters." 
Legal 500 2017

"You just can't go wrong with Bristows. They are at the top of their game and have a team big enough to cope with litigation of any size, and strength across the board from partner to trainee."
Chambers and Partners 2017

"They are second to nobody in terms of their overall package."
Chambers and Partners 2017

"Paul Walsh is a 'huge name' in the trademarks industry, according to one source. He is known for his 'excellent' brand management practice and highly regarded for his dispute resolution abilities." 
Who's Who Legal 2017

Bristows has a brilliant reputation in international patent litigation. It is the first choice whenever the United Kingdom is involved.”
IAM Patent 1000 2017

Bristows LLP’s respected team features a number of ‘premier division’ practitioners, including the ‘hugely knowledgeable’ Brian Cordery; James Boon, who has ‘a lot of fighting spirit’ and is defending PGS in a patent infringement claim brought by Electromagnetic Geo Services; Liz Cohen and Dominic Adair, who represent. Matthew Warren, Andrew Bowler and Myles Jelf are also praised for their ‘commercial awareness and technical ability’.”
Legal 500 2016

"Bristows LLP handles the full spectrum of trade mark work for high-profile clients such as Google, Royal Mail, Mondeléz, Carnival and the Intercontinental Hotels Group. Department head Paul Jordan and partner Paul Walsh often work in conjunction with partners Theo Savvides and Jeremy Blum." 
Legal 500 2016

"Bristows is one of the few firms that can cope with running more than one high category patent dispute in the UK and coordinating multijurisdictional disputes without feeling stretched. 'They consistently turn out quality work and are reliable'."
Managing Intellectual Property Review, IP Stars 2016

“When you're going through a long piece of litigation, Bristows is the most outstanding partner; you always know what is going to happen and when, as its lawyers take the time to explain every intricacy of trademark litigation. They are open, clear and direct in telling what you, as the client, need to contribute -they are so good at managing that you barely realise you are being managed! The group is relentlessly clear on invoices, too:”
World Trade Mark Review 2016

"Owing to its vast knowledge, Bristows provides a level of service and quality that is truly exemplary. It turns work around quickly and is ready, willing and able to provide assistance in any area that is tangentially related to trademarks” 
World Trade Mark Review 2016

"They have strength and breadth and are real team players." 
Chambers and Partners 2016

"A very good team and I look forward to working with them in the future."
Chambers and Partners 2016

“A trusted commercial adviser, it has an unerring ability to help enterprises future-proof their IP plans.” 
IAM 1000 2015

“There are several outstanding litigators there and it’s enjoyable but challenging to go up against them; they are very sensible and refrain from arguing every single little point unnecessarily.” 
IAM 1000 2015 

“Its bench strength and familiarity with foreign patent regimes make it the ideal outfit for multi-jurisdictional coordination.” 
IAM 1000 2015

“It is the brains and hand of our operation,” enthused one client; “it is service-orientated and has bright, energetic people at the top of the organisation, as well as great juniors.” 
IAM 1000 2015

“A lot of people who have worked there are leading lights. It has a conscious programme of recruiting good people who perhaps are not the same ‘type’ that a Magic Circle outfit would choose, but who are destined for big things.” 
IAM 1000 2015

"They are great litigators - really pulled us out of the fire."
Chambers and Partners 2015

"A pretty flawless package."
Chambers and Partners 2015

“Without doubt at the summit of quality in IP legal advice and representation, this dedicated firm handles all shades of litigation, transactions and rights management mandates...  the firm’s trade mark practice is also market-leading.”
Chambers and Partners 2015

 “Paul Walsh heads the firm’s brands practice, and has magisterial knowledge and understanding of trade marks and passing off. He has featured in many of the most significant brand disputes of the day. In addition to his unquestioned expertise, he is described as ‘commercially savvy and incredibly calm’.”
Chambers and Partners 2015


"Bristows is recognised as one of the leading IP firms in the UK. For patent work especially it is seen as one of the best operations in the country with a strong reputation for being able to deliver across all industry sectors. The team receives impressive feedback from all quarters."
Managing Intellectual Property, IP Stars 2015

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