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Potter Clarkson LLP provides 'pragmatic and appropriate advice' and has strong expertise in life sciences, chemistry, technology and energy. Managing partner Colin Baker leads the team and has extensive experience in advising on patents relating to chemicals and medical devices. Biotechnology and pharmaceuticals expert Richard Bassett has 'an extraordinary ability to immediately understand the small details of very complicated subject matters'. Other biotech specialists include Mark Didmon, Stephanie Pilkington, Stephen Smith, Philip Thomas, Jane Wainwright and Andrew Wright. Didmon recently represented Stretchline in its actions against H&M, who used the client's technology in its brassieres. Notable individuals involved in electronics include Ray Charig and Saiful Khan. On the chemistry side, Charlotte Crowhurst, Ian Dee, Stephen McNeeney and Robert Pugh are all important figures. Stevens is 'highly professional', 'has 'a great ability to find just the right arguments and present them', and 'is a really nice person to work with'.
Nottingham-based Potter Clarkson LLP has expertise in clearance, filing, prosecution and contentious work. John Peacock is a key figure and assisted the Elvis Presley Estate in opposing the trade mark of 'Elvis Juice' and 'Brewdog Elvis Juice' by drinks manufacturer Brewdog. He also advised Frederickson & Byron, which acted behalf of the Estate of Prince, in relation to infringement proceedings by a proposed West End musical titled 'Purple Rain'. Sanjay Kapur is also a key figure and is 'easy to deal with', 'responsive' and 'commercial'. He acted for The Norfolk Whisky Company in registering its trade mark, which received an objection due to the name failing to indicate the geographical origin of the product.