National law firm Shoosmiths has announced the appointment of partner, Andrew Brennan, boosting the firm's national intellectual property (IP) offering.
Andrew, who has over 10 years' experience, joins Shoosmiths from SGH Martineau's IP and technology team, where he predominantly advised technology, manufacturing and education clients on contentious and non-contentious intellectual property and technology issues. Legal directories, Chambers and Partners and Legal 500 recommend Andrew as a 'leading individual'.
Andrew has represented a range of clients including large national and international companies, SMEs, spin-outs and universities on all aspects of the innovation, product and brand lifecycles by helping them fund, protect, enforce and commercialise their IP - including trade secrets, patents, copyright, designs and trade marks. He also advises on web, digital media, social media and advertising law matters.
Andrew will continue to advise clients on such work in his new role at Shoosmiths.
On his appointment, Andrew commented: 'Shoosmiths is a major UK law firm with a great profile and a sophisticated IP offering. Shoosmiths' wide-ranging client base is similar to my own and I feel the firm is a good fit not only for me but for the work I do and how I go about doing my work. The firm is renowned for its client service in the industry.
'Setting up the IP offering in Birmingham is a great opportunity not to be missed and I look forward to making my mark here.'
National head of the firm's technology, media and commercial practice, David Jackson, said: 'We welcome Andrew to our national IP practice, which is well known for its breadth and depth of expertise.
'Andrew has a great reputation in the market and ensures his clients receive an exceptional experience, which is what Shoosmiths is famous for. I am sure Andrew will quickly help us to further enhance our client offering.'