Mishcon de Reya 's Intellectual Property Group is "cooking on gas right now", according to the latest WTR 1000 directory from World Trademark Review.
"Undertaking high-end trademark work for an amazing assortment of clients in a multitude of sectors, Mishcon de Reya is cooking on gas right now," the directory states. It adds: "Running a dedicated brand management function alongside a redoubtable litigation and transactional offering, the sizeable IP group covers all the bases for discerning brand owners with an eye for quality."
The directory highlights a number of partners in its overview. "While the side has had a ridiculously busy year on all fronts, the team has kept all the plates spinning under the leadership of enforcement ace Jeremy Hertzog. A gold-tier litigator and long-time confidant of huge brands such as Sky, David Rose has been instrumental in elevating the team’s market profile lately. Peers refer to Rose as 'a seasoned strategist' who takes a 'balanced, measured and reasonable' approach to litigation and respect him as 'a challenging opponent who works incredibly hard'.
"The lynchpin of the prosecution practice, [Sally] Britton calls on her extensive in-house experience to offer holistic trademark protection advice that aligns precisely with the commercial requirements of her clients, which include Fiorucci, Temperley, Charlotte Olympia and Badoo. 'A thoughtful counsellor who delivers practical UK and EU-level advice quickly, she maintains a vibrant practice.'
WTR 1000 concludes: "Another option for those in need of percipient portfolio management insight is Ray Black, whose practice is flourishing since he joined the firm two years ago. New to the WTR 1000 this year, Lewis Cohen’s speciality lies in complex IP-rich transactions. A master at maximising the value companies get from their intangible assets, the dynamic commercial partner has negotiated countless agreements; his workload is broad and diverse and he stays sharp and ready for anything as a result. The practice was bolstered in September 2017 by the arrival of Emmy Hunt, formerly of Redd Solicitors. 'Emmy’s work is precise in every respect, and she is brilliant at evaluating the pros and cons of any given situation or course of action nationally and internationally'."