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Marks & Clerk grows international partnership

20 August 2018

With an eye on continuing growth Marks & Clerk has announced a number of new partners across its international network and within its litigation team.
In Oxford, Matthijs Branderhorst has been made Partner. Matthijs has extensive experience advising clients on patent prosecution, contentious IP matters and strategy across the energy, software and telecommunications sectors. Matthijs represents large overseas multinationals as well as start-ups in the Oxfordshire area. 
In Cambridge, Mash-Hud Iqbal has been elected to the Partnership. Mash-Hud has already made waves in his IP career, having been named a ‘rising star’ by Managing IP. He brings extensive knowledge to the Partnership in domestic client growth in a wide range of fields including electronic devices and sensors, software and medtech.
In London, David Grant has been elected to the Partnership. David is part of Marks & Clerks expert electronics team as well as a Member of the Institute of Physics with wide ranging experience in optics, telecommunications and computer-implemented inventions, both hardware and software.
In the litigation team, Gina Lodge has been made a Partner. Gina has been responsible for advising on some of Marks & Clerk Solicitors’ most high profile trade mark, copyright and design disputes. She has also been named a ‘rising star’ by MIP and is an MIP Recommended Practitioner.
Marks & Clerk has also promoted several new Partners across its international network. Marks & Clerk’s Hong Kong team is boosted by the promotions of Monique Chu and Zephyr Su to Partnership. Monique is qualified in both China and the UK and works in fields including biotechnology, pharmaceuticals and mechanical inventions. Zephyr has expertise in areas including machinery, microelectronics, IT/software, cellular network technology and microwave engineering.
In Singapore, James Kinnaird has also joined the Partnership, further boosting the service available to clients. James is an organic chemist working in the fields of chemical, food, life-science, wearable technology and materials. James has been a tutor for Singapore’s IP Academy in relation to invalidity and infringement and is currently involved in the Examination Committee for the Singapore Patent Attorney examinations.

The Marks & Clerk team in Canada has also been enhanced with the promotion to Partner of Nathan Fan in Toronto. Nathan has particular experience in trade-mark, copyright and patent litigation and has appeared before the Federal Court and Federal Court of Appeal in Canada. Nathan also has experience in trademark opposition and cancellation matters and regularly appears before the Canadian Trademarks Opposition Board and in appeals before the Federal Court.

For further details, please contact:
Liam Thompson

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