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Recent Accolades

2024

 

Chambers & Partners 2024 - James Cross and Hugh Dunlop ranked as Band 1 lawyers

 

"James Cross is recommended for all aspects of patent prosecution, portfolio management and also litigation support. He has a particularly magisterial understanding of aviation technologies."

 

"James Cross has always provided advice whenever needed. We are very grateful to have him on our team."


"Hugh Dunlop assists a range of technology and telecommunicationssector clients with the prosecution and protection of their patent portfolios. He often works on matters with international dimensions, and advises clients on EPO applications."

 

Chambers & Partners, Band 2, Intellectual Property: Patent & Trade Mark Attorneys, 2024

 

Client comments on our work include:

 

"In the number of years we have worked with Maucher Jenkins, we have never come across an issue they could not resolve to our satisfaction. They are always looking for the most cost-effective solutions for us and are aware of our financial restraints."

 

"The Maucher Jenkins team give informed and well thought-through analysis of issues. They provide practical and business-oriented advice."

 

"The firm is very much part of our team. They have worked with us closely for a long time and understand our products well, and their technical expertise is really invaluable to us. They are really beneficial to us."

 

"Maucher Jenkins are fantastic on IP. I wouldn't go anywhere else. They have very smart and sharp lawyers. They understand us and our technology."

 

Legal 500 2024, Patent Attorneys, Tier 2 Ranking for Technology, Media and Telecoms

 

Patent attorneys James Cross, Hugh Dunlop, Reuben Jacob, Holly Whitlock and Philip Treeby are recommended lawyers. Matthew Yip is listed as a key lawyer. 

 

Client feedback includes:

 

‘Maucher Jenkins is skilled in supporting clients with the prosecution of patent portfolios. They are technically excellent and extremely helpful in securing valuable patent registrations internationally.’

 

‘Maucher Jenkins’ team offers a complete range of services for IP works.’

 

‘James Cross completely understands what patents his clients are trying to achieve, and he has excellent suggestions and references where needed.’

 

‘Matthew Yip is technically excellent.’

 

Legal 500 2024, Trade Mark Attorneys, Tier 2 Ranking for Technology, Media and Telecoms.

 

Trade Mark attorneys Katie Cameron, Angela Fox and Tanya Buckley are recommended lawyers. Richard Parsons is listed as a key lawyer.

 

‘They are very proactive and provide in-detail advice for each possible course of action.’

 

‘They are very knowledgeable, thorough, and present advice in a targeted and thoughtful manner.’

 

‘Angela Fox provides well-considered and nuanced guidance; she is a trustworthy counsel. She has great trademark portfolio management skills, providing proactive advice on IP protection.’

 

‘They are very responsive, and their advice is sophisticated.’

 

‘Richard Parsons and Katie Cameron provide sophisticated advice in terms of various trademark matters. Their advice is practical.’

 

‘They are professional, responsive, organised. They always provide sound and practical advice.’

 

‘Tanya Buckley and Katie Cameron have a rich experience in the IP field and are able to provide tailored advice and in-depth insights towards laws and practice.’

 

‘Tanya Buckley has a wealth of experience in handling different types of trade mark work. She and the team know about different clients in different industries and can provide tailored and appropriate services.’

 

2023

 

Chambers & Partners 2023 - James Cross and Hugh Dunlop ranked as Band 1 lawyers

 

"James Cross is recommended for all aspects of patent prosecution, portfolio management and also litigation support. He has a particularly magisterial understanding of aviation technologies."


"Hugh Dunlop assists a range of technology and telecommunicationssector clients with the prosecution and protection of their patent portfolios. He often works on matters with international dimensions, and advises clients on EPO applications."

 

Chambers & Partners, Band 2, Intellectual Property: Patent & Trade Mark Attorneys, 2023

 

Client comments on our work include:

 

"I like Maucher Jenkins because the team adopt an approach where they show their teeth but try to get the best deals for their clients."

 

MIP IP Stars 2023

 

James Cross, Reuben Jacob, Hugh Dunlop, Angela Fox, Katie Cameron, Dr Cornelius Mertzlufft-Paufler and Dr Michael Nielen are IP Stars and Dr Fiona Kellas and Stuart Rowlands are Notable Practitioners.

 

Rising Stars are Dr Gerrit Shultz, Tim Young, Mark Webster, Dr Ulrike Kaufmann and Dr Philipp Muller.

 

Legal 500, Patent Attorneys, Tier 2 Ranking for Technology, Media and Telecoms.

 

Patent attorneys James Cross, Hugh Dunlop, Reuben Jacob, Holly Whitlock, Philip Treeby, Fiona Kellas and Stuart Rowlands are all recommended.

 

Client feedback for the Patents team include:

"Maucher Jenkins has always been a strong firm with great expertise, particularly in life sciences."

 

"I work with and would recommend Fiona Kellas and Reuben Jacob."

 

"Maucher Jenkins is unique because they know our technology, products and market place. This is a result of a long term relationship during which they have been proactive in acquiring this knowledge."

 

"Our main contact is James Cross. His knowledge of our business is very valuable. His advice is clear and he is able to explain complex concepts and situations in understandable terms. He is always available and willing to work to tight schedules to file applications when required."

 

Legal 500, Trade Mark Attorneys, Tier 2 Ranking for Technology, Media and Telecoms.

 

Trade Mark attorneys Katie Cameron, Angela Fox and Tanya Buckley are all recommended.

 

Client feedback for the Trade Marks team include:

 

"They are a proactive team and their responsiveness is something to point out."

 

‘"Tanya Buckley is an amazing trade mark attorney. She provides a detailed analysis of every single matter that makes the decision process much easier."

 

"The team we work with is very well attuned to each other, with excellent legal knowledge, giving you the right feeling that your files are in good hands."

 

2022

 

Chambers UK 2022 - James Cross and Hugh Dunlop ranked as Band 1 lawyers

 

James Cross is recommended for all aspects of patent prosecution, portfolio management and also litigation support. He has a particularly magisterial understanding of aviation technologies.
"James Cross is brilliant at the patent work."

 

Hugh Dunlop assists a range of technology and telecommunications sector clients with the prosecution and protection of their patent portfolios. He often works on matters with international dimensions, and advises clients on EPO applications.

 

Chambers & Partners, Band 2, Intellectual Property: Patent & Trade Mark Attorneys, 2022

 

Client comments on our work include:

 

"Their support of efforts to commercialise our technology has been much appreciated."

 

"Maucher Jenkins are very entrepreneurial in outlook and understand how IP benefits our business as well as how to frame it and capture the essence of the innovation."

 

MIP IP Stars 2022

 

Katie Cameron, James Cross, Hugh Dunlop, Angela Fox, Reuben Jacob and Michael Nielen are ranked as IP Stars. Tim Young and Mark Webster are Rising Stars.

 

Legal 500, Trade Mark Attorneys, Tier 2 Ranking for Technology, Media and Telecoms.

 

Trade mark attorneys Katie Cameron, Angela Fox and Tanya Buckley are all recommended.

 

Client feedback for the Trade Marks team includes:

 

"One of their best strengths is to provide full advice in connection with every single matter pointing out all possible courses of action, so the decision-making process seems much easier for the client."

 

"Tanya Buckley always keeps very close communication with her clients. Her responsiveness is undoubted. You always have the feeling that you are being heard and that you can leave it to her since your case will be attended."

 

Legal 500, Patent Attorneys, Ranked for Technology, Media and Telecoms.

 

Patent attorneys James Cross, Hugh Dunlop, Reuben Jacob, Holly Whitlock, Philip Treeby, Alvin Lam, Fiona Kellas and Stuart Rowlands are all recommended.

 

Client feedback includes:

 

"Responsive, flexible and will note and follow requests e.g. re billing. Reasonable rates and innovative with billing practices."

 

"Maucher Jenkins knows our business and our market place. They understand our products. The result is that projects are completed quickly and accurately, be they patent applications, searches or analysis of competitors’ IPR."

 

"Maucher Jenkins is a strong firm in a number of areas, particularly life sciences and technology and telecoms."

 

"The team are technically strong and have secured a number of positive results for us."

 

"Hugh Dunlop: Responsive & flexible, high quality work product."

 

"James Cross is clear thinking and knowledgeable, but equally important is an excellent communicator. He summarises complex issues and patiently explains matters so we can take decisions and find solutions."

 

2021

 

Financial Times 2021

 

Maucher Jenkins named as one of Europe’s leading patent law firms.

 

Chambers UK 2021 - James Cross and Hugh Dunlop ranked as Band 1 lawyers.

 

James Cross is recommended for his work in all aspects of patent prosecution, portfolio management and also litigation support. His understanding of aviation technologies is described as "particularly magisterial".

 

Hugh Dunlop is recognised for his work assisting a range of technology sector clients with the prosecution and protection of their patent portfolios. Clients comment that "he offers clear communication and insight."

 

Chambers & Partners, Band 2, Intellectual Property: Patent & Trade Mark Attorneys, 2021

 

Client comments on our work include:

 

"They have very deep knowledge of the subject matter and they really make the effort to understand our business from a commercial perspective."

 

"Very easy to talk to and able to explain technical issues to my level."

 

"They are able to give strategic advice on the spot, which is incredible."

 

Legal 500, Trade Mark Attorneys, Top Tier Ranking for Technology, Media and Telecoms.

 

Trade mark attorneys Katie Cameron, Angela Fox and Tanya Buckley are all recommended.

 

"Maucher Jenkins sets itself apart through its focus on UK and European cross-border work, the growth of its office in Shenzhen, and its combined prosecution and litigation offering for trade marks, designs, copyright and domain names. The group is skilled in assisting start-ups, SMEs and major international players."

 

Legal 500, Patent Attorneys, Ranked for Technology, Media and Telecoms.

 

Patent attorneys James Cross, Hugh Dunlop, Reuben Jacob, Holly Whitlock, Philip Treeby, Alvin Lam and Fiona Kellas are all recommended.

 

The team is recommended for their work in "the telecoms, aviation, technology and life sciences sectors... Increasingly, the team is also active in green energy and AI-related matters." The firm's international strength is also identified. "Maucher Jenkins is an established Anglo-German firm with European offices in Germany and Switzerland in addition to its four UK offices, and has successfully grown its work for Chinese clients thanks to the launch of its Shenzhen office in 2018."

 

2020

 

Financial Times 2020

 

Maucher Jenkins named as one of Europe’s leading patent law firms.

 

Chambers UK 2020 - James Cross and Hugh Dunlop ranked as Band 1 lawyers.

 

James Cross is recommended for all aspects of patent prosecution, portfolio management and also litigation support. Sources say he is "an experienced patent attorney with a good understanding of complex technologies who is able to provide concise and practical advice."

 

Hugh Dunlop is recognised for his work with a range of clients in the technology sector. His work in international dimensions is also recommended.

 

Chambers & Partners, Intellectual Property: Patent & Trade Mark Attorneys, 2020

 

"They are well organised and incredibly skilled in a wide range of areas."

 

"They are experts at cross-border work."

 

MIP IP Stars Handbook 2020

 

Maucher Jenkins is ranked as a leading firm in the UK for intellectual property. Katie Cameron, James Cross, Hugh Dunlop, Angela Fox, Reuben Jacob are ranked as IP Stars. Senior Associate Stuart Rowlands is recognised as a Rising Star.

 

2019

 

Legal 500, Trade Mark Attorneys, Top Tier Ranking for Technology, Media and Telecoms (published October 2019)

 

"Maucher Jenkins shoulders a high-stakes caseload and continously succeeds in attracting matters involving uncharted legal territory... The firm is well equipped to advise its strong roster of international clients from a wide range of sectors. In addition to its strength in trade mark prosecution, the group also fields a growing team of litigators."

 

Legal 500 UK recommends trade mark attorneys Katie Cameron, Angela Fox and Tim Pendered

 

Legal 500, Patent Attorneys, Ranked for Technology, Media and Telecoms (published October 2019)

 

The team is recommended for an "especially strong caseload in the life sciences, both domestic and European and including medical devices and biotechnology-related work, with the telecoms and manufacturing sectors as other key activity centres."

 

Legal 500 UK recommends patent attorneys James Cross, Hugh Dunlop, Reuben Jacob, Holly Whitlock, Philip Treeby and Alvin Lam.

 

Financial Times 2019

 

Maucher Jenkins named as one of Europe’s leading patent law firms.

 

MIP IP Stars Handbook 2019

 

Maucher Jenkins is ranked as a leading firm in the UK for intellectual property. Katie Cameron, James Cross, Hugh Dunlop, Angela Fox, Reuben Jacob are ranked as IP Stars. Stuart Rowlands and Fiona Kellas were ranked as IP Rising Stars.

 

Chambers UK 2019

 

James Cross ranked as a Band 1 lawyer.

 

James Cross specialises in patent portfolio management and freedom-to-operate clearance, and is also recommended for oppositions and support with litigation before the courts. A source says: "He is an outstanding individual, able to understand quite complex technical matters very quickly and propose a range of options to solve a problem."

 

Chambers & Partners, Intellectual Property: Patent & Trade Mark Attorneys, 2019

 

"They explain quite complex matters in an easily understood fashion, and response to all communications is almost instant."

 

"They get on with the job with very little hassle and are able to dedicate large resources to issues and projects at short notice."

 

2018

 

Legal 500, Trade Mark Attorneys, top Tier Ranking for Technology, Media and Telecoms (published October 2018)

 

"The team at Maucher Jenkins handles contentious and non-contentious matters. Team head Katie Cameron focuses on non-contentious work and recently advised PQ Solutions on attaining international trade mark protection for its 'POST-QUANTUM' and 'PQ Logo' marks. On the contentious side, Angela Fox is an expert in both litigation and ADR."

 

Legal 500 UK recommends trade mark attorneys Katie Cameron, Angela Fox and Tanya Buckley.

 

Legal 500, Patent Attorneys, Tier 2 Ranking for Technology, Media and Telecoms (published October 2018)

 

"At Maucher Jenkins, 'queries are answered promptly, knowledgeably and insightfully, always with an eye on the commercial elements that clients value so highly".

 

Legal 500 UK recommends patent attorneys James Cross, Hugh Dunlop, Reuben Jacob and Alvin Lam.

 

MIP IP Stars Handbook 2018

 

Maucher Jenkins is ranked as a leading firm in the UK for intellectual property. Katie Cameron, James Cross, Hugh Dunlop, Angela Fox, Reuben Jacob are ranked as IP Stars.

 

2018 Corporate INTL Global Awards

 

Global Patent Prosecution Attorneys of the Year in England

Automotive Technology Patent Attorneys of the Year in England

 

Chambers & Partners, Intellectual Property: Patent & Trade Mark Attorneys, 2018

 

"The team is very professional, reliable, knowledgeable and always makes itself available quickly. A pleasure to work with."

 

"The team quickly understands our requirements and is able to tailor its service accordingly."

 

Chambers UK 2018

 

James Cross ranked as a Band 1 lawyer.

 

"James Cross is a hi-tech patent specialist who advises on all facets of prosecution, enforcement and rights strategy, and also litigates disputes in the courts. "He is one of the cleverest patent attorneys I have ever had the pleasure of working with and he is a real team player."

 

2017

 

IP Stars PCT Leaders Report 2017: Noted as top filing firm.

 

Legal 500, Trade Mark Attorneys, top Tier Ranking for Technology, Media and Telecoms (published October 2017)

 

"Maucher Jenkins, formed through the combination of RGC Jenkins & Co and its longstanding German partner firm Maucher Börjes Jenkins, is a pan-European IP firm that advises a range of clients spanning start-ups to FTSE 250 companies and Fortune 500 corporations including Black Entertainment Television, Societé des Produits Nestlé, Tinder, Paramount Pictures Corporation and Brainloop. Katie Cameron has notable experience in handling opposition proceedings before the EUIPO. She is recommended alongside solicitor and chartered trade mark attorney Angela Fox and attorney Tim Pendered, whose practice areas include trade marks, designs and copyright, domain names and who are 'excellent litigators'."

 

Legal 500 UK recommends patent attorneys Hugh Dunlop, James Cross, Reuben Jacob & Felix Rummler.

 

Legal 500 UK recommends trade mark attorneys Angela Fox, Katie Cameron & Tim Pendered.

 

"The service we receive is a personalised and high-quality one. They think out of the box and provide advice in a clear and understandable manner."

 

"Maucher Jenkins acts for a global client base and a number of FTSE 100 companies. Angela Fox recently acted for Nestlé on its high-profile opposition to Cadbury's UK's trade mark application for "Cadbury Purple". She also acted for DC Comics and Marvel Characters in various trade mark disputes in the UK. Katie Cameron is also recommended."

 

Chambers & Partners, Intellectual Property: Patent & Trade Mark Attorneys, 2017

 

James Cross ranked as a Band 1 lawyer.


"The 'really impressive' James Cross manages hi-tech patent portfolios. He offers guidance on registrations and enforcement strategy, and has experience advising on higher court litigation."

 

"They are excellent attorneys and are extremely smart." 

 

2017 Corporate INTL Global Awards

 

Global Patent Prosecution Law Firm of the Year in England

 

Who's Who Legal 2017

 

Katie Cameron is named as a 'leading individual' for "strong representation in opposition proceedings in the UK and Europe".

 

MIP IP Stars Handbook 2017

 

James Cross, Hugh Dunlop, Reuben Jacob, Katie Cameron and Angela Fox are ranked as IP Stars. Angela Fox is ranked as Top 250 Women in IP.

 

"Katie Cameron is cost-effective, delivers on time and keeps me up to date." 

 

2016

 

MIP IP Stars Handbook 2016

 

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

 

Legal 500 2016

 

Trade Mark Attorneys: Top Tier Ranking for TMT (Technology, Media and Telecoms)

 

Patent Attorneys: Tier 2 Ranking for TMT (Technology, Media and Telecoms)

 

Chambers UK, Intellectual Property, 2016

 

Steve James and James Cross are ranked in Band 1.
 

"The firm has a reputation for honesty, clarity, creativity and tenacity in pursuit of clients' commercial goals. These are achieved through the highly focused protection, defence and enforcement of patent, design and trade mark rights in the UK and internationally."

 

2015

 

Legal 500 2015

 

Trade Mark Attorneys: Top Tier Ranking for TMT (Technology, Media and Telecoms)

 

Steve James, Katie Cameron and Angela Fox are highly recommended.

 

Patent Attorneys: Tier 2 Ranking for TMT (Technology, Media and Telecoms)

 

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.

 

World Trademark Review 1000, 2015 edition - The World's Leading Trademark Professionals. 'Silver' in Agencies category.

 

"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."

 

2014

 

The Legal 500 2014

 

Trade Mark Attorneys: Tier 1 Recommended

 

"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 James, Tim Pendered, Angela Fox and Joanne Ling are all highly recommended."

 

Patent Attorneys: Tier 2 Recommended

 

"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'."

 

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.

 

Chambers and Partners UK 2014

 

Intellectual Property: Patent & Trade Mark Attorneys (Band 2):


"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'."

 

2013

 

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

 

Legal 500 2013

 

Trade Mark Attorneys: Tier 1 Recommended

 

"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

 

"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."

 

RGC 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.

 

Chambers and Partners UK 2013

 

Best of the UK: Band 2 for Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys