Going for growth, Foot Anstey expands IP offering with team acquisition

Foot Anstey LLP has taken the next step in its growth journey by acquiring part of Clarke Willmott's Intellectual Property team. This includes Partner Roy Crozier and his team of four Intellectual Property experts. 

Foot Anstey's growing Intellectual Property team is headed up by Partner, Paul Cox, who have gone from strength-to-strength over the last five years. They act for many national and international clients such as Wise Payments who they advised on their worldwide rebrand.

Roy and his team have significant experience in both contentious and non-contentious intellectual property law. They have acted for many of the world’s best-known brands, fashion houses and businesses in the Retail sector, which is a core focus for Foot Anstey.  

Foot Anstey's Intellectual Property team is primarily based across its offices in the South and South West of England. Roy and his team will be based in Manchester and will operate from the Tootal buildings. This is a Grade II listed workspace located in central Manchester with a Very Good certification from BREEAM for its commitment to sustainability.

When asked about the acquisition, Martin Hirst, Managing Partner at Foot Anstey, said: "This is an exciting time to be welcoming Roy and his team to the firm to strengthen our Intellectual Property offering to clients in one of our focus sectors. Not only is this acquisition a strong strategic fit for us, but it is our first hub based outside of the South and South West of England which presents many opportunities."

Roy commented: "My team and I are very excited to be joining Foot Anstey's Intellectual Property team and be part of the firm's next stage of growth. Paul and I have previously trained and worked together, and I know that the merging of the two practices will be a great success."    

This acquisition is a testament to the firm's strategy to enhance its reputation as a growing high-quality national law firm.

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