October 16, 2017
Stobbs ranked Tier 1 in latest Legal 500
Stobbs ranked Tier 1 in latest Legal 500
We are very lucky at Stobbs to have already been ranked as Tier 1 in the Legal 500’s rankings for Trade Mark Attorney firms ( as we blogged about last year).

For the first time this year we applied to be included in the general section of the Legal 500. We are very proud to announce that in the latest Legal 500 rankings, published earlier this week, Stobbs has been ranked in Tier 1 for Media and Entertainment, and Tier 2 for Intellectual Property. We are thrilled that our holistic approach to brands and our expertise in issues which go beyond the remit of a traditional trade mark firm has been recognised, and that we have been ranked so highly.

Here is what the Legal 500 had to say about Stobbs:

Media & Entertainment – Ranked Tier 1 Niche intellectual property practice Stobbs IP ‘goes above and beyond to advise clients on both simple and complex matters; no problem ever seems too difficult and the team works very hard to help’. The ‘thoughtful and proactive team is a pleasure to work with’, according to clients. Key figures include Julius Stobbs, senior solicitor Chris Sleep and senior trade mark attorney Harpreet Dhaliwal, who ‘have a meticulous eye for detail and make sure clients have the full picture; they work hard to plan strategy in advance so clients are never rushed to make a final decision close to the deadline’. Highlights included managing the global trade mark portfolios of US hip hop artist Grandmaster Flash and independent publishing house Faber & Faber. Sleep also handles brand management for the estate of Fred Astaire.

Intellectual Property – Ranked Tier 2   Stobbs IP is ‘excellent, always quick to respond to queries’, and provides ‘fantastic business acumen and significant knowledge of trade mark law’. Its client base includes household names such as O2 Holdings, for which it manages its global IP portfolio and handles trade mark infringement disputes, and Virgin Enterprises. The team also acts for publishing and events company Wilmington Plc, and audio equipment manufacturer Monster Inc. Julius Stobbs and his team ‘provide excellent client care and work hard to make sure the advice is as clear and comprehensive as possible’. Senior trade mark attorney Geoff Weller delivers ‘clear, practical and commercial advice’.

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