World Trademark Review: WTR 1000, 2011

Specialist IP firm Powell Gilbert recently made a major play in the trademark area by bringing in the “amazingly good” Anna Carboni, a former barrister with top-level expertise in contentious matters as both a litigator and mediator. She joins a team of highly respected lawyers that includes Simon Ayrton, who shines in high-stakes IP litigation and anticounterfeiting. One of the best examples of a high-quality IP boutique in the UK market, the practice is focused squarely on IP dispute resolution and is “extremely user-friendly”. Having successfully carved out a strong niche during its relatively short history, the firm “is going from strength to strength” and now looks like a key contender in the trademark sphere, as it has always been in regard to patents.