Local IP Lawyers: "No longer Lumbered"

Apologies to Jason Lumber, but I needed a snappy headline. Paul Sanderson and Martyn Fish who used to share Harrison Goddard Foote’s offices in Leeds have just changed their name to HGF-Law from Sanderson Lumber. All of us at NIPC, and particularly Lois and I who have shared the odd glass of sake with Paul, would like to wish them every success with their re-branding. They are a good firm of IP specialists and always on our list when we have to refer public access clients to an authorized litigator outside London.

Paul and Martyn’s re-branding follows Blair & Co’s change of name to Marks & Clerk’s Solicitors. It will be interesting to see whether there will be any more law firms marketing themselves as patent agents’ legal departments. I can think of lots of bods in Manchester and Leeds who would like to do likewise.

Finally, I should make clear that Jason is not in fact “Lumbered”. He is very much in the thick of things particularly on the trade mark side at Harrison Goddard Foote. Indeed I spoke to him for the name of a contact just before Christmas when my American colleague was looking for a good local patent agent.


About Jane Lambert

I am a barrister specializing in intellectual property, technology, media and entertainment and competition law. I specialize in helping SME (small and medium enterprises) protect and exploit their investment in brands, design, technology and the arts. SME require intellectual property (legal protection for their intellectual assets) at least as much as big business but their limited means restrict the way they can use it. Looking after such clients wisely requires skills and knowledge which have taken me years to learn.
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