Essex law firm opens Malta office to help clients handle IP in the EU
Essex law firm, Birkett Long has opened a new office in Malta, ensuring its clients continue to be in the best position in Europe following Brexit. In particular, intellectual property clients will benefit from the firm’s international reach.
With its European presence, Birkett Long can help companies overcome issues they may have with post-Brexit trading.
The office in Malta means the firm has a European footprint and will be able to perpetuate its rights of audience in front of the EU IPO (European Union Intellectual Property Office) for European trademark and design matters, now that the United Kingdom has left the European Union.
Jonathan Perlmutter, head of the firm’s Intellectual Property (IP) team said: “From an IP perspective, the opening consolidates our position as a provider of intellectual property rights all across the world, by maintaining the ability to represent clients in the European forum, which many firms will have lost as a result of the Brexit settlement.”
Birkett Long has also recruited Dr Rachel Genovese, a Maltese IP specialist who will work closely with European clients to develop the firm’s profile.