Following the publication of the Chambers UK 2023 Guide, we are delighted that HLK has been recognised in Intellectual Property: Patent & Trade Mark Attorneys (UK Wide) and Intellectual Property (Yorkshire).
Chambers characterises HLK as “a destination of choice for foreign law firms in need of UK IP advice for their clients”, whilst also recognising that HLK is “directly instructed by leaders in all conceivable fields of industry and technology [and] its capabilities in handling a wide range of complex and cross-border issues.”
Richard Kempner, who has been ranked by Chambers for 24 years, was again named a ‘Star Individual’. Another individual to have remained in the Chambers rankings for over 20 years is Stuart Jackson, whose background as a chartered chemist forms a basis for his work negotiating collaboration, research and development agreements. From HLK’s Trade Mark team, Jason Dainty was described by a client as “an excellent relationship partner with a great understanding of the sector in which we operate.”
“Whatever the technical, scientific or engineering field, HLK provide patent attorneys who are able to quickly grasp the most difficult concepts. Further, they have a range of linguists who are able to assess non-English documents and undertake conversations with foreign attorneys in their own languages.”
“They are a team of highly skilled and proactive professionals.”
“I rate HLK highly for their breadth. They are capable of assisting with oppositions, appeals, patent drafting and strategy in technical areas ranging from chemistry through biotech to AI. They’re also very quick to grasp our commercial priorities and tailor their advice accordingly.”
“HLK provide excellent support for all our IP and legal matters in UK and are able to answer to any kind of legal questions immediately. They provide top-quality recommendations that always take our strategic interests into account.”
“The team at HLK are brilliant and extremely responsive.”