9 February 2021
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We are delighted to announce the promotion of two of our senior associates to partner.

Rebecca Anderson-Smith and Callum McGuinn are being promoted to partner. The promotions will come into effect from 1 April 2021.

A member of our trade mark team in Bristol, Rebecca handles all aspects of trade mark work including managing large trade mark portfolios, devising international filing and enforcement strategies, and negotiating settlements in trade mark disputes. She has extensive experience of trade mark opposition, revocation and invalidity proceedings before the UK Intellectual Property Office, including very complex evidence-based cases.

Based in London, Callum is experienced in the drafting and prosecution of patent applications within our chemistry practice group before the European Patent Office and worldwide. His technical expertise spans a range of fields such as energy storage materials (including battery technologies), polymers, pharmaceuticals, chemical engineering and mechanical inventions. Callum represents clients in oppositions and appeals at the European Patent Office, and has experience conducting extensive freedom to operate analyses.

These promotions sees our partnership expand to 46. We congratulate both Callum and Rebecca on their achievements and we wish them luck and success in their new roles!

Managing Partner Richard Clegg commented:

"We have continued to move forward with our ambitious growth plans despite the external challenges we face as a firm and these plans will continue to gather momentum throughout 2021."

"Rebecca and Callum’s promotions are a reflection of the market-leading abilities they possess as well as their consistent dedication to exemplary client service. Recognising and rewarding the achievements of our colleagues is an integral part of our commitment to growth and we are delighted to welcome Rebecca and Callum to the partnership."

Maria is the firm’s Chief Marketing & Business Development Officer and a member of the Management Board. She is responsible for all marketing and business development at the firm. Maria is also heavily involved in the Forward Community Programme at the firm. She was previously Group Marketing Director at an international IP firm and before that Marketing Director for a full service European law firm. Other roles have included Head of Marketing at the world’s largest IP services provider and Account Director for a full service marketing agency.

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