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UNITARY PATENT

In 2012 Member States and the European Parliament agreed on the "patent package" - a legislative initiative consisting of two...

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We are a firm of patent and trade mark attorneys and certified patent, trade mark and design litigators. We were founded in 1937 in London and have built one of the largest and most successful intellectual property practices in the United Kingdom.

The expertise and dedication of Maucher Jenkins' team of professionals has

been widely recognised.



Recent Awards & Accolades


  • 2017 Corporate INTL Global Awards

    Global Patent Prosecution Law Firm of the Year in England

  • MIP IP Stars Handbook 2016

    James Cross, Hugh Dunlop, Reuben Jacob, Katie Cameron and Angela Fox are all ranked as IP Stars.

  • Chambers UK 2016

    Steve James and James Cross are ranked in Band 1.

    RGC Jenkins & Co ranked as a leading firm for 2016.
  • Trade Mark Attorneys: Top Tier Recommendation for TMT (Technology, Media and Telecoms) by The Legal 500 2015

    Steve James, Katie Cameron and Angela Fox are highly recommended.
  • Patent Attorneys: Tier 2 Recommendation for TMT (Technology, Media and Telecoms) by The Legal 500 2015

    Hugh Dunlop, David Musker and James Cross are listed as key contacts.
  • MIP IP Stars Handbook (Patents) 2015

    “RGC Jenkins & Co is still admired by many in the market and retains its top-tier status this year. The firm has two offices in the UK in addition to four abroad. The patent team comprises 11 partners, four attorneys, one technical assistant and five trainees. "They have a very good presence in life sciences," says one rival. The firm's confidential patent case studies feature Alvin Lam, who specialises in patenting computer and software-related inventions; Reuben E Jacob, a specialist in life sciences and medical technology; and the "impressive" James Cross, whose patent expertise cover the electronics and hi-tech sectors.”
  • RGC Jenkins ranked in IAM Patent 1000, 2015

    ‘RGC Jenkins & Co boasts a strong presence in Europe, with offices in Basel, Munich and Freiburg complementing its UK bases in London and Farnham. It has also turned its gaze towards Asia and has taken up residency in Beijing – a move which has helped it to better serve its international client base. Its geographical reach and laser focus on in intellectual property make it an attractive proposition on the prosecution front. When it comes to infringement and validity issues, there is a team of lawyers ready and waiting to mount a robust case in defence of clients’ interests. The star attraction is the multitalented Hugh Dunlop, who combines engineering, legal and strategic nous to great effect.’

  • Chambers and Partners UK 2015
    Stephen James: Band 1 Trade Mark Attorney

    'Stephen James is a highly skilled attorney who practices in trade marks and patents. He is variously described as "extremely capable" and "great - a very clever chap".'

    James Cross: Band 1 Patent Attorney
    'James Cross is a patent attorney who wins praise from clients and peers alike, one source describing him as "a Renaissance man," while a number of others remark on his business acumen.'
  • Who's Who Legal 2015

    James Cross is featured as a leading patent expert.

    Katie Cameron and Tim Pendered are featured as leading Trademark experts.
  • Trade Mark Attorneys: Tier 1 Recommended: The Legal 500 UK 2014
    The Legal 500 has recommended RGC Jenkins as a first tier firm in the category PATMA: Trade Mark Attorneys. The trade marks team is noted for its "spot-on commerciality and industry knowledge" and Stephen JamesTim Pendered, Angela Fox and Joanne Ling are all highly recommended.
  • Patent Attorneys: Tier 2 Recommended: The Legal 500 UK 2014
    There was success for the patents team with David Brinck receiving a special mention for his successful representation of Cellxion in two IPO opposition hearings.  He, David Musker and Hugh Dunlop were all recommended.







  • Managing Intellectual Property 'IP Stars'.
    Hugh Dunlop, Steve James and David Musker are listed as IP Stars. They also say: "RGC Jenkins is one of the leading names for trade mark prosecution and this year scored a significant victory in the Court of Appeal for its client Nestlé against Cadbury in a case regarding the colour purple". A peer said. "I would put them up with the top names because they really do have some excellent people" . Clients agree: "I have worked with a number of attorneys at the firm and have always been impressed with everyone I've worked with. There is a high quality in everyone."​​

  • World Trademark Review 1000, 2015 edition - The World's Leading Trademark Professionals

    Silver in Agencies catagory

    "This compact firm has offices in select cities in the United Kingdom, Germany, Switzerland and China. Its laser focus on IP prosecution has never wavered and its careful cultivation of outposts in IP hotspots around the world reflects its dedication to client service on an international level. Each individual is really strong. They have very good, thorough technical knowledge. Former in-house counsel at Glaxo Stephen R James knows exactly what clients need. He has enjoyed significant successes in the non-traditional trademarks arena, seeing Tarzan’s yell and the colours pink and orange make it onto the register."

  • UK Trade Mark Firm of the Year at the 2014 Managing Intellectual Property Awards

    Steve James is listed as a UK “IP Star” in Managing Intellectual Property’s IP Stars Handbook.

  • Intellectual Property: Patent & Trade Mark Attorneys (Band 2): Chambers and Partners UK 2014
    ​‘Stephen James is noted by sources as a very experienced practitioner with a "great knowledge of case law".'

    James Cross is a "very knowledgeable" patent attorney who focuses on electronics and hi-tech technologies.  One commentator highlights the level of "trust we have in him - it's like he's part of our company".'

  • UK Patent Prosecution Firm of the Year at the 2013 Managing Intellectual Property Awards

  • Trade Mark Attorneys: Tier 1 Recommended: The Legal 500 UK 2013
    "RGC Jenkins & Co's trade mark attorneys are acting for Nestlé UK before the Court of Appeal in opposing Cadbury’s UK colour trade mark application. Stephen James heads the team."

  • Patent Attorneys: Tier 2 Recommended: The Legal 500 UK 2013
    “RGC Jenkins & Co's nine-partner team successfully patented key technology underlying the Sky News iPad app, and also obtained patent protection for unique aspects of the developed interfaces and underlying systems for certain BSkyB online services. Teledyne Technologies Incorporated and British Airways are other key clients. David Musker is recommended."

  • Jenkins was among The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners at the IAM Patent 1000 2013 Awards and Hugh Dunlop was recommended for his Patent Prosecution work.
  • Best of the UK: Band 1 for Intellectual Property: Trade Mark Agents: Chambers and Partners UK 2013
    Stephen James was recognised as a leading trade mark expert.
  • Best of the UK: Band 2 for Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys: Chambers and Partners UK 2013
  • Trade Mark Law Practitioners 2012: Euromoney Expert Guides
    Stephen James, Tim Pendered and David Musker are all listed as experts.


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