Three Keystone Law partners have been recognised as leading practitioners for trade marks and patents in Managing Intellectual Property (MIP) IP Stars 2020, the leading specialist guide to IP law firms and practitioners worldwide.

MIP’s IP Stars identifies the leading IP firms and private practice practitioners from 80 jurisdictions on an annual basis, making it the most comprehensive and widely respected guide in the IP profession. The results are based on extensive research with firms, IP practitioners and their clients.

The Keystone lawyers who have been ranked are:

Karen Fong: Trade mark star 2020

Karen is a specialist intellectual property (IP) and commercial lawyer with an abundance of international experience. She has advised well-known international IP owners as well as start-ups and creative individuals on all aspects of business issues which involve the protection and exploitation of IP rights in the UK and internationally in a broad range of industries. She has particular expertise in the fashion and beauty, technology, food and beverage, and media sectors.

Her non-contentious practice includes work from brand management and protection, product development, IP audits, licensing and sponsorship, to IP elements of business sale and purchase and other exploitation of IP rights.

Rebecca Halford-Harrison: Patent star 2020 and Trade mark star 2020

Rebecca is a well-established IP, technology and disputes lawyer. She is recognised as a leader in her field in intellectual property, particularly in relation to chemistry-based industries. These include food and beverage, life sciences and pharmaceuticals, household products, cosmetics, FMCG, plastics, and oil and gas, especially where there is crossover with technology.

Rebecca advises on a wide range of matters relating to patents, designs, trade marks, copyright and confidential information, as well as related regulatory issues.

Aaron Wood: Trade mark star 2020

Aaron is a Chartered Trade Mark Attorney, Irish Trade Mark Attorney and a European Trade Mark and Design Attorney. He is also one of a handful of trade mark attorneys to have the same rights of audience as a barrister to take an IP dispute before the UK courts.

He works with businesses, helping them to get the most out of their brands, designs and copyright. Aaron also assists businesses with identifying their most important tangible assets, to identify what should be protected and how they can be used to maximise income and bring value to the business.

Aaron also deals with IP disputes, and has appeared in a number of cases before the UK’s specialist IP Court (IPEC) and the High Court.