Less than 12 months ago, the firm was named the UK’s IP Private Practice of the Year by Intellectual Property Magazine, the leading industry publication, which aims to recognise the excellence of professional advisers in IP, dealing with the exploitation of trade marks, patents, copyrights, designs and brand management.
Kempner & Partners was launched in Leeds less than three years ago by partners Richard Kempner, Stuart Jackson and Jason Dainty, but had to beat some of the biggest names in IP law including Bird & Bird, Baker & McKenzie and Kenyon & Kenyon to take the main prize.
Only last month, Kempner & Partners was named Niche Law Firm of the Year in the Yorkshire Lawyer Awards where the judges praised the firm for its expertise, the quality of its work and its ability to serve national and multi-national household name clients from its Yorkshire offices.
Partner Richard Kempner said: “Being named Intellectual Property Law Firm of the Year and Yorkshire’s top niche law firm, as well as being named in the top tier for IP practices in the region in Chambers and Partners, is a real coup and testament to the talent we have at Kempner & Partners and the commitment we have to understanding our clients’ needs.
“What we love, and what our clients love about us, is that we are a niche IP law firm and are not part of a larger corporate practice, which enables us to be totally committed to IP and above all, to businesses, in all sectors and of all sizes, that put their IP at the top of their agenda.”
Partner Jason Dainty added: “During our first two years we have grown to become the largest IP practice in the region and one of the largest IP law firms in the country. Even counting London firms, there are very few IP practices or departments with eight specialist IP solicitors and trade mark attorneys. This is underscored by the quality of clients we attract which includes British Gas, ASDA, Jet2.com, BASF, JD Sports, Republic, Brembo/AP Racing, Costcutter and Farrow & Ball.”
Chambers & Partners praised the firm as the leader in Yorkshire for IP. It said: “Kempner & Partners has established itself as a real force in the market both in Yorkshire and beyond. As a boutique it has the flexibility to offer bespoke solutions to clients, attracting work from such major names as HBOS and Jet2.com. A recent highlight saw the team advise high-street fashion retailer Republic in a series of complex copyright and design rights disputes.”
It added: “Commentators speak admiringly of the way the firm ‘came storming into the market and really hit the ground running’ ascribing its success to a ‘remarkably focused and businesslike’
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Kempner & Partners is a specialist intellectual property law firm.
Kempner & Partners advises clients, including leading multinational IP owners, on their IP strategies and assists in the protection, exploitation and enforcement of IP rights world-wide.