27 September 2017

The firm has further expanded its dispute resolution and commercial (DRAC) team with two significant appointments, making us one the largest of its type in the UK with 13 attorneys and solicitors working together to advise on the full spectrum of IP legal matters.
The appointments follow successive court victories for the firm, with three significant wins for clients in major cases, including Curt G. Joa, Inc v Fameccanica Data SpA and the high-profile dispute between Stretchline and H&M. The DRAC team’s litigation work has grown exponentially, with four trials since January and a similar number of cases likely to go to trial over the next 12 months, making it one of the busiest litigation practices in the UK.
The team also provides advice on a range of non-contentious issues for existing and new clients, and this work is also growing, with IP heavy-weight, Mark Snelgrove, now taking up a position as partner in the firm.  With more than 30 years’ experience, Mark is well-recognised as an expert in the field of IP law, particularly in relation to contract drafting and negotiation.
Holly Mitchell also joins the firm from Eversheds Sutherland as an associate. Having qualified in 2011, Holly has spent the past five years advising a wide variety of clients, from multi-national corporates to small businesses, as well as many public-sector institutions. Holly specialises solely in IP and is experienced in providing advice both on litigation and commercial issues.

Commenting on the appointments, managing partner and chairman of the management board at Potter Clarkson, Colin Baker, said:
“We have a stellar dispute resolution and commercial offering at Potter Clarkson and clients have been swift to recognise the comprehensive expertise we have brought together under one roof. This is why the team is going from strength to strength. Not only do we bring together decades of IP expertise, but we combine it with genuine specialist knowledge in our clients’ field of business.”

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