Two pioneering IP firms, EIP and Stobbs, are announcing a new collaboration to provide clients with specialist services in patent protection and trademarking.
The innovative agreement will see EIP, a European and US IP firm, focusing on high-value patent matters and Stobbs, the UK-based intangible asset management company, expanding its trademark practice. This joint offering will enable both companies to focus and expand their practices in patents and trademarks, respectively.
Commenting on the partnership, Magnus Hallin, CEO at EIP, said: “This unique collaboration reflects the increasing need for specialism in the IP space, enabling each business to focus on what it’s best at, which will be beneficial to current and future clients”.
Julius Stobbs, founder and principal at Stobbs, added: “We’re cut from the same cloth, in both taking a highly-entrepreneurial approach to IP, in a sector that can often be very traditional and slow-moving. Together we will both be more than the sum of our parts. This truly is a case where 1+1=3”.
To ensure both firms are able to focus on their specialist areas, EIP’s European trademark offering will be undertaken by Stobbs, while EIP will continue to provide US trademark advice.
EIP is a leading Intellectual Property Law firm advising on high-value patent matters. EIP has 24 partners and more than 170 staff practising from its four UK offices in Bath, Cardiff, Leeds and London, its US office in Denver, Colorado and its German office in Düsseldorf. EIP’s combination of patent attorneys with specialist IP litigators presents its clients with significant advantages, including the ability to offer advice on all stages of IP protection and patent litigation in the UK and Germany, and filings in the US.
In 2021 EIP was named “Firm of the Year for Patent Litigation” for the fourth year in a row by Managing Intellectual Property. EIP is a Legal 500, Chambers & Partners, IAM Patent 1000, IP Stars, and JUVE recommended firm as well as being recognised in the FT list of Europe’s Leading Patent Law Firms.
Stobbs Intangible Asset Management is a leading Intellectual Property firm with 127 staff practising from offices in Cambridge, London and Munich acting for some of the world’s leading brands, with the aim to be the world’s leading brand advisory company.
Stobbs is a Legal 500 Tier one firm, an MIP UK Trademark Contentious Matters winner 2021 for the second year in a row, and WTR UK Trademark firm of the year 2020.