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Tony Pluckrose

Senior Partner

London

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Memberships
  • CIPA
  • CITMA
  • INTA
Qualifications
  • European Patent Attorney
  • Chartered Trade Mark Attorney
  • Chartered Patent Attorney
  • MA (Oxon) Engineering Science, University of Oxford

I am a Partner at Boult and am qualified as both a Patent Attorney and a Trade Mark Attorney.

My technical background is in engineering, specifically mechanical engineering and control systems. I have represented clients in the aerospace and automotive sectors as well as clients specialising in footwear, anti-corrosion products, pipeline inspection, toys and games and audio products.

I have represented patent clients at the European Patent Office in appeals from the examining division and in oppositions both at first instance and on appeal, appearing in person at the EPO’s office in Munich, The Hague and Berlin. I have also represented clients at hearings at the UKIPO and on appeal from the UKIPO to the Patents Court. In addition, I have been involved as a part a team representing clients in UK patent infringement proceedings.

My trade mark practice includes clients across a wide variety of fields including financial services, telecoms and computer games. I have represented clients at opposition hearings before the UKIPO and on appeal to the Appointed Person. I have been involved in trade mark litigation both in the UK and internationally. I have instructed barristers in appeals from the EUIPO to the General Court in Luxembourg.

I have been involved in UDRP proceedings in domain name disputes, usually via the WIPO in Geneva, as well as being involved in several successful mediations settling long-running disputes, including a mediation of an international dispute at the WIPO.

Having experience in patents, trade marks and designs, I enjoy working with UK SMEs to devise for them a plan to protect and exploit their innovations covering all forms of IP.

Away from my work, I undertake pro bono work for a number of trade marks clients, such as Action Against Hunger/Action Contre La Faim. I also work on a pro bono basis for ACID (Anti Copying in Design), a trade association for designers and manufacturers, which campaigns on IP-related topics.

I have some proficiency in French.

Recent experience
Testimonials and recognitions
  • Recognised as a star, MIP star awards, 2023
  • Recommended individual, IAM 1000 2023
  • Recognised individual, WTR 1000, 2023
  • Ranked as an individual in Band 1, Chambers and Partners, 2023
  • Named as a key attorney by Legal 500, 2023
  • “Tony Pluckrose is a walking encyclopaedia of trade mark law. Generous, with his immense knowledge.” Client quote, Legal 500, 2023
  • Listed as a World leading Patent Professional, IAM Patent 1000, 2022
  • Recognised as a WIPR  Leader, WIPR, 2022, 2020
  • “Tony is excellent and has a brilliant knowledge of all things trade mark. His intelligence and humour make him a pleasure to speak to.”  “He is absolutely top of the tree in terms of advice and he is just brilliant and pragmatic.” Client quote, Chambers and Partners, 2022
  • “Tony Pluckrose: I am not sure there is anything Tony doesn’t know in the world of IP.” Client quote, Legal 500, 2022
  • “Tony Pluckrose continues to impress peers and market sources alike with his impeccable work handling matters arising from trademark opposition hearings.” Client quote, Who’s Who Legal, 2022
  • Recognised by Managing Intellectual Property, IP Stars, 2021
  • Recognised as outstanding IP Practitioner, elite WIPR Leaders Guide, 2021
  • “He is creative and a brilliant mediator in contentious situations.” Client quote, Chambers and Partners 2020
  • “Tony Pluckrose has enormous experience, a wonderful way with clients and a mind that is both ingenious and pragmatic.” Client quote, Legal 500, 2020
Publications
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Suggested Media
Recognitions
  • Ranked as Band 1 by Chambers and Partners, 2023
  • Named as a key attorney by Legal 500, 2023
  • Listed as a World leading Patent Professional, IAM Patent 1000, 2022
  • Recognised as a WIPR 2022 leader
  • Recognised by Managing Intellectual Property, IP Stars, 2021
  • WTR – Gold award – Individuals: prosecution and strategy – United Kingdom; England
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"Having experience in patents, trade marks and designs, I enjoy working with UK SMEs to devise for them a plan to protect and exploit their innovations covering all forms of IP."

I am a Partner at Boult and am qualified as both a Patent Attorney and a Trade Mark Attorney.

My technical background is in engineering, specifically mechanical engineering and control systems. I have represented clients in the aerospace and automotive sectors as well as clients specialising in footwear, anti-corrosion products, pipeline inspection, toys and games and audio products.

I have represented patent clients at the European Patent Office in appeals from the examining division and in oppositions both at first instance and on appeal, appearing in person at the EPO’s office in Munich, The Hague and Berlin. I have also represented clients at hearings at the UKIPO and on appeal from the UKIPO to the Patents Court. In addition, I have been involved as a part a team representing clients in UK patent infringement proceedings.

My trade mark practice includes clients across a wide variety of fields including financial services, telecoms and computer games. I have represented clients at opposition hearings before the UKIPO and on appeal to the Appointed Person. I have been involved in trade mark litigation both in the UK and internationally. I have instructed barristers in appeals from the EUIPO to the General Court in Luxembourg.

I have been involved in UDRP proceedings in domain name disputes, usually via the WIPO in Geneva, as well as being involved in several successful mediations settling long-running disputes, including a mediation of an international dispute at the WIPO.

Having experience in patents, trade marks and designs, I enjoy working with UK SMEs to devise for them a plan to protect and exploit their innovations covering all forms of IP.

Away from my work, I undertake pro bono work for a number of trade marks clients, such as Action Against Hunger/Action Contre La Faim. I also work on a pro bono basis for ACID (Anti Copying in Design), a trade association for designers and manufacturers, which campaigns on IP-related topics.

I have some proficiency in French.

Recent experience
Testimonials and recognitions
  • Recognised as a star, MIP star awards, 2023
  • Recommended individual, IAM 1000 2023
  • Recognised individual, WTR 1000, 2023
  • Ranked as an individual in Band 1, Chambers and Partners, 2023
  • Named as a key attorney by Legal 500, 2023
  • “Tony Pluckrose is a walking encyclopaedia of trade mark law. Generous, with his immense knowledge.” Client quote, Legal 500, 2023
  • Listed as a World leading Patent Professional, IAM Patent 1000, 2022
  • Recognised as a WIPR  Leader, WIPR, 2022, 2020
  • “Tony is excellent and has a brilliant knowledge of all things trade mark. His intelligence and humour make him a pleasure to speak to.”  “He is absolutely top of the tree in terms of advice and he is just brilliant and pragmatic.” Client quote, Chambers and Partners, 2022
  • “Tony Pluckrose: I am not sure there is anything Tony doesn’t know in the world of IP.” Client quote, Legal 500, 2022
  • “Tony Pluckrose continues to impress peers and market sources alike with his impeccable work handling matters arising from trademark opposition hearings.” Client quote, Who’s Who Legal, 2022
  • Recognised by Managing Intellectual Property, IP Stars, 2021
  • Recognised as outstanding IP Practitioner, elite WIPR Leaders Guide, 2021
  • “He is creative and a brilliant mediator in contentious situations.” Client quote, Chambers and Partners 2020
  • “Tony Pluckrose has enormous experience, a wonderful way with clients and a mind that is both ingenious and pragmatic.” Client quote, Legal 500, 2020
Publications
Relevant Search Terms
Recommended Sites
Suggested Media
Recognitions
  • Ranked as Band 1 by Chambers and Partners, 2023
  • Named as a key attorney by Legal 500, 2023
  • Listed as a World leading Patent Professional, IAM Patent 1000, 2022
  • Recognised as a WIPR 2022 leader
  • Recognised by Managing Intellectual Property, IP Stars, 2021
  • WTR – Gold award – Individuals: prosecution and strategy – United Kingdom; England
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