Browne Jacobson

United Kingdom (England)

6 Bevis Marks
United Kingdom (England)


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Partner, Head of Commercial & IP: Declan Cushley

Quick facts:

Established: 1832
Number of Partners: 135+
Number of IP Practitioners : 21

Our experienced and award winning brands team helps to protect, enforce and commercialise some of the world’s leading brands. Our clients include owners of extensive worldwide portfolios in the U.K., Europe and other jurisdictions as well as smaller businesses whose reputation depends on a single brand.

Whatever your brand means to your business, we can help.

We have the experience and know-how to meet the needs of your business. We listen. We provide highly commercial, cost effective legal advice and solutions tailored to meet the specific needs of your business and brand.

Browne Jacobson LLP is a national law firm ranked 1st in 25 specialist areas of law in Legal 500 and is number one for a multitude of UK and regional rankings across various key sector specialisms in Chambers UK. Our success is built on long-lasting relationships with clients that trust us. We have an excellent track record of delivering the straightforward commercial advice and exceptional client service that clients want.

Our 21 member strong intellectual property team led by Declan Cushley is recognised by Chambers as “a go-to firm for heavyweight IP matters by its clients” and is ranked by World Trademark Review, Managing Intellectual Property and IAM Patent 1000, as well as Chambers and Legal 500.Our team has extensive experience assisting a premium client portfolio of global household names and luxury brands. We are entrusted with protecting some of the world’s leading brands.

We have been instructed to handle a number of the UK’s leading cases and have helped shape IP law in the UK and Europe. We are used to working on high-stakes disputes, and we have an excellent track record. That can mean taking cases to trial or settling them on favourable terms. We understand litigation risk. We know how to manage costs, while fighting your corner.

Our brand experts are regularly involved in big ticket litigation, including recently defending the ability of Wolverhampton Wanderers, a Premier League football club, to continue using its longstanding club badge, and a leading Court of Appeal case for London Taxi. We are also trusted to negotiate high value R & D agreements and complex licensing arrangements. Our formidable patent team, led by Mark Daniels, is involved in a range of complex disputes about new technology.

We are co-founders of an international network of independent law firms, Pangea Net, a nonexclusive network operating in 25 countries – and our reach extends well beyond that; we have overseen the delivery of advice for our clients from approximately 60 jurisdictions in the past 12 months.

Recognised for its quality, Browne Jacobson is committed to the highest legal practice management standards with both the Law Society Lexcel and ISO27001:2013 accreditations to its name.

Sector expertise: Retail, Manufacturing, Fashion and Beauty, Food & beverage, Hospitality & leisure, Automotive, Construction & materials, Media, Universities & research, Financial services


Last updated 3 August 2021