We are delighted to be recognised in the WIPR UK Trade Marks Rankings 2024 with Partners Alasdair MacQuarrie and Edward Carstairs both listed as ‘Highly Recommended’ individuals.

The WIPR research included market analysis, reviews of submissions, and interviews with firms throughout the UK. They also spoke to independently sourced clients, referees provided by the firms, and to international lawyers who also assisted the research for their USA and China trade marks rankings. The results detail law firms, lawyers and attorneys at the forefront of their industry, navigating the impact of technological innovation on trade marks practice, the challenges of domestic and international protection, and the ever-demanding contest of representing clients in the courtroom.

Alasdair MacQuarrie

Alasdair is a Chartered Trade Mark Attorney with over 25 years of experience in the profession. Alasdair works with a wide range of clients from start-ups through to large multinational companies across a range of commercial sectors.

His work has included strategic advice relating to large scale filing programmes and multi-jurisdictional trade mark dispute, European and UK opposition and cancellation proceedings, having been involved on one of the leading English cases on non-use revocation, anti-counterfeiting matters and due diligence.

Edward Carstairs

Ed assists clients with all aspects of trade marks working with them to identify and maximise the value of their business through their IP. This includes providing health checks of existing portfolios, strategic advice regarding the clearance, filing and enforcement of IP rights and due diligence work, both for clients looking to acquire a target and those that are subject to an offer to purchase. Ed has more than 15 years of experience in IP and his work also extends to obtaining registered protection by handling objections, oppositions and cancellations all around the world including negotiating settlement agreements.

Ed works for a range of different size clients. These include start-ups and entrepreneurs, SMEs, investors and large multinational entities. His clients include an award winning audio product company, a famous serial investor, an international dairy cooperative, a renowned sportswear company, and new entrants to the food & drink sector.

You can explore the full rankings here.