FORRESTERS CEMENTS NEW CHAPTER IN COMPANY’S HISTORY…
Forresters – founded in Birmingham 130 years ago this year – have moved their Liverpool office into the historic Port of Liverpool building as business in the North West continues to grow.
The firm went back to its Birmingham roots last year when it moved back to Rutland House at the heart of the city’s business and professional services district – a building which had first been Forresters’ home in the 1970s.
Coupled with recent office relocations in London and Munich, partner Matt Shaw said the latest move was the final piece in a “strategic jigsaw” which placed Forresters firmly in the top tier of UK intellectual property firms.
In addition Forresters have been recognised for a second year in the Legal 500 as a “leading law firm” in their field of intellectual property law. The Legal 500 reviews and recognises the strengths of legal firms in over 90 countries in Europe and across the world, and the guide enables clients to identify the best legal practice for their purpose.
Mr Shaw said: “2013 really did turn out to be a landmark year for us – as well as the office moves, business levels continued to increase significantly and demand for our specialisms – patents, trademarks, design and copyright – demonstrated tangibly the clear direction we offer clients is precisely what’s required.
“Intellectual property continues to be at the forefront of the minds of people in firms who are looking to innovate and grow, and that spans small companies with just a few people to large multi-nationals.
“Add to that the speed at which the global market operates and the fact that it is sometimes difficult to enforce trademark rights in countries outside Europe, and you’ll see that the need for specialist expertise is likely to grow rather than diminish. We always advise people to take practical, sensible advice in what can often be a very complex area in order to avoid spending time and money unnecessarily.”
Forresters now employs more than 100 people across its four offices, working across a broad range of sectors. The firm handles all aspects of intellectual property, working with companies to protect their innovation from a commercial perspective.
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