After three years as a senior associate with Clarion, Esther Kirwan has been promoted to partner in the firm’s growing intellectual property (IP) practice.
With 14 years’ experience, Esther specialises in contentious and non-contentious IP. She has expertise in all IP matters relating to patents, designs, trade marks, passing off, copyright and confidential information, including litigation and dispute resolution, as well as advising on registered IP protection, IP agreements and exploitation.
“Over the last three years, our IP practice has seen huge success. We have established an ever increasing and impressive client base, grown our revenue by 400% and have become regarded as one of the most reputable IP teams in the North of England and beyond,” explains Leigh Martin, lead partner of Clarion’s IP practice.
“Esther has been key to this – as well as cementing relationships with existing clients, she has been instrumental in helping us to attract new business, including our recent instruction to manage and advise a leading Yorkshire technology company on its world-wide IP portfolio. Esther also supports our growing international network, regularly travelling to the US to meet with overseas contacts and in-house counsel at IP rich global companies.
“There’s no doubt that Esther has played a vital role in our success, and her well-deserved promotion is recognition of her outstanding contribution. We’re looking forward to Esther and our practice continuing to grow as Esther continues her excellent work in her new role.”
Clarion’s IP practice has a diverse client base from multinationals to SMEs across a range of industries. It encompasses all aspects of intellectual property law, including the identification, protection and commercial exploitation of intellectual property, as well as litigation and the resolution of intellectual property disputes. The department’s areas of expertise cover patents, designs, trade marks, passing off, copyright and the protection of confidential information.
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