Barker Brettell named 2nd largest trade mark filer in UK

Barker Brettell has been named as the UK’s second largest filer of both UK and Community Trade Marks in the Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys (ITMA) annual Top 100 filers’ reports.

Based on the number of trade marks filed in 2014, ITMA’s ‘Top 100 UK Trade Mark filers’ and ‘Top 100 Community Trade Mark filers’ reports confirm that Barker Brettell came second only to Marks and Clerk, a firm with an extensive network of offices.

Head of the firm’s trade mark team, partner Sarah Lait, commented: “I am absolutely delighted to see our work recognised in this way. We have one of the largest trade mark teams in the UK and focus on delivering fantastic service to an ever-growing client base which includes global multinationals, top universities and a huge number of SMEs. This has resulted in a very impressive 24% revenue increase in the last 12 months as our client portfolio continues to grow.”

Barker Brettell provides intellectual property advice to businesses, organisations and individuals across the world. With specialist trade mark, patent, design and copyright attorneys, the firm offers a full range of IP related services from the strategic management of global trade mark and patent portfolios to advising inventors on how to best protect their ideas and products. The firm is regularly praised by clients for its proactive and tactical approach to IP management.

With around 1500 members, ITMA represents the trade mark and design profession in the UK and internationally. As well as acting as the voice for the industry, ITMA holds regulatory responsibility via The Trade Mark Regulation Board which sits under the Intellectual Property Regulation Board (IPREG).