Partners in Howard Kennedy's Intellectual Property (IP) team have been identified as individual recommended experts in the 2021 edition of World Trademark Review 1000: The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals (WTR).
The WTR 1000 is the "go-to" resource for those seeking world-class legal trademark expertise. Rankings are achieved through depth of expertise, market presence and the level of work on which firms are typically instructed, alongside positive peer and client feedback.
This is the second year that Howard Kennedy has been recognised in the guide, highlighting the continued growth of the strong and ever-developing IP & Commercial team.
"Howard Kennedy offers comprehensive trademark support at every stage of the brand lifecycle. The IP group has extensive data protection capabilities and works in tandem with the data privacy disputes team to secure big-picture, future-proofed protection for patrons."
As well as a recommendation for the firm, both Partners in the team have been identified as individual recommended experts.
Robert Lands is an intellectual property, data protection, and commercial contracts specialist with over 20 years of experience.
WTR said: "The person to call is Robert Lands, an IP, data protection and commercial contracts doyen with an intuitive grasp of trademarks, copyright and domain names, as well as the minutiae of the General Data Protection Regulation. A voting member of BAFTA, he is a particularly valued adviser to companies in the creative industries."
Colin Sawdy, who joined the firm in December, is an intellectual property lawyer specialising in trade marks, copyright and designs.
WTR said: "Colin Sawdy, who thrives on a varied diet of trademark registration, opposition and cancellation actions, and anti-counterfeiting briefs."