Law Firm Continues To Invest In Its Growing Business Team
Irwin Mitchell has announced it has appointed Marcus Collins as an Intellectual Property Partner in its London office.
Joining from White & Case, Marcus is a well-established IP expert. He has wide-ranging experience of all aspects of IP, with a particular focus on international brand protection, trade mark prosecution and IP litigation. Marcus successfully represented the 1st- 5th defendants in the long running litigation between Glaxo Wellcome UK Limited and Sandoz Limited.
Marcus’ experience also extends to advising on social media content, its regulation and online defamation.
Marcus lectures regularly on trade mark law at Queen Mary College, University of London.
Before joining White & Case, Marcus was at niche IP firm, Llewelyn Zietman. He also previously worked in-house at SmithKline Beecham plc's Corporate Intellectual Property Department.
Commenting on his arrival at Irwin Mitchell, Marcus said: “With Irwin Mitchell’s already strong reputation for IP work, I am delighted to join the firm as it drives to increase its market share in the corporate sector. Irwin Mitchell’s vision on growth and meeting clients’ needs is clear and focused. I very much look forward to being part of this exciting journey.”
Marcus becomes the 12th partner to join Irwin Mitchell since the start of the year and follows the recent arrival of Helen Kidd (employment law) and Sam Knight (property).
Expert Opinion“Marcus’ appointment is a strategic and key hire for our IP team and London office both in terms of his experience and the growing demand for international IP advice across our client base. He has an excellent track record working both in-house and in private practice and I’ve no doubt he’ll be a huge asset as we continue to invest in our clients and grow the business.” Georgie Collins - Partner
In addition to its newly recruited partners, Irwin Mitchell announced in May that it had added 13 new partners as part of this year’s promotion round.
It also recently announced two new offices in Cardiff and Liverpool and has continued with its ‘Flexible By Choice’ ways of hybrid working empowering colleagues to make their own decisions about where and when they will work subject to client requirements.