Forresters welcomes new starters in recruitment drive


Leading intellectual property law firm, Forresters, has welcomed three new starters to its growing London team.

Joining as a Senior Associate is Daniel March.  Daniel qualified as a Registered Trade Mark Attorney in 2013 and joins us having trained and built up his reputation at a large international law firm.  Within this role he managed the worldwide trade mark portfolios of a global FMCG company and an international telecoms provider.

Daniel March commented: “I joined Forresters in December and have enjoyed settling in and getting to know my clients.  My role involves advising on all aspects of trade mark and design registration, protection and enforcement in the UK, as well as in Europe and internationally. This includes clearance searches, oppositions, invalidity and revocation actions as well as other transactions involving intellectual property.  I work closely with my clients so I can understand their business and provide them with the best legal and commercial advice tailored to their individual needs.”

Dr Rosalie Shepherd also joined the company recently as a Trainee Patent Attorney. After graduating from the University of Oxford in 2014 with a degree in Chemistry, she went on to study for a PhD in Atmospheric Physical Chemistry at the University of London. Two years of Rosalie’s PhD were spent at Rutherford Appleton Laboratories.

She commented: “I’m very excited to be joining Forresters and look forward to finding out what the future holds for me here. This is a highly specialised area of law, but one which is essential for businesses looking to protect valuable innovations.”

Another recent addition to the team is Alexandra Wood, who also recently joined the company as a Trainee Patent Attorney. After graduating from Durham University in 2016 with a BSc in Cell Biology, she spent her final year focusing on the different vaccine approaches to the Dengue virus.

She said: “I am delighted to have secured this role at Forresters and to have joined such a friendly team. I felt it was important to find an employer which invests in, and nurtures future talent. When I heard about the training programme on offer as part of the role here at Forresters, which has a solid track record, I immediately applied for the job and the rest is history.”

Forresters is a leading firm of patent and trade mark attorneys specialising in all areas of intellectual property, including patents, trade marks, designs and copyright. With offices in Birmingham, Liverpool, London, and Munich, Forresters is able to service a broad range of clients, from SMEs to large multi-nationals. Forresters’ approach is simple – they make it their business to understand their clients’ business.

Forresters numbers over 130 people across its five offices in Britain and mainland Europe, including 17 partners. In more recent years, Forresters has received endorsements from Chambers and Partners as a ‘leading law firm’ and has Legal 500 accreditation. Current clients include businesses and individuals in the following sectors: engineering, pharmaceuticals, software, electronics, food and drink, and sport and entertainment.

Results published in the September 2017 Chartered Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys review show that the firm was also ranked as a ‘Top Three’ British filer for EU Trade Marks, with filing figures up 20pc on 2015. The firm has also again achieved 2017 ‘Legal 500 – Leading Firm’ status for Trade Marks and Patents.