The firm is a specialist IP prosecution and litigation firm. Established in 1873 we are proud of our heritage but do not rely upon it. Our ethos is exclusively focused on meeting our clients’ needs and expectations now, and on providing our clients with professional advice and support services which are technically excellent, legally sophisticated and commercially astute.
We are a European firm with our primary offices in London the financial and legal centre of Europe, Liverpool in the commercial and industrial heartland of the UK and Munich the seat of the European Patent Office.
Our strong direct client base in Europe and a wide range of experience and expertise allows us to offer the highest standard of advice and assistance in this connection. We work closely with our direct clients, getting to know the businesses and technologies in question and thus advising from a position of knowledge and experience.
We also have a substantial client base overseas and a commensurate network of professional relationships in literally every IP functioning jurisdiction worldwide. The firm believes that its experience in meeting the day to day needs of its direct domestic clients provides the best possible background for understanding the issues faced by its overseas clients and advising on European prosecution and enforcement issues with a strong appreciation of their commercial priorities. Advice from the firm is therefore given from the standpoint of commercial as well as technological and legal awareness.
Expertise within the firm covers an extensive range of technologies, from electronic engineering and mechanical sciences, through to chemistry and biotechnology, and our team includes specialists in trade mark prosecution and enforcement. Litigation specialists also form an integral part of the firm's professional base.Show more +
Francesco Simone is a Registered Trade Mark Attorney and IPEC Trade Mark Litigator.
Following his graduation from L.U.I.S.S. University of Rome in 2013, he completed the Postgraduate Certificate in Trade Marks Law and Practice at Queen Mary University of London in 2015 and joined WP Thompson as a Trainee Trade Mark Attorney in the same year. After completion of the Professional Certificate in Trade Mark Practice in 2017, he obtained full qualification, entering the Register of Trade Mark Attorneys and becoming a member of the Chartered Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys (CITMA).
Francesco has experience in trade mark prosecution and enforcement of registered and unregistered trade marks in the UK and the EU. He has dealt with trade mark prosecution from the pre-filing stages, such as clearance searches, through to registration. His experience in trade mark disputes includes opposition, cancellation actions and infringement, as well as negotiations between the parties.