Adamson Jones has revealed it has joined UK legal and professional services group, Gateley, as of 7 January 2022.
The patent and trademark attorneys group said its directors are “convinced that the combining of these two entities will create a truly formidable force”, enhancing its client offering and providing a framework for its “ambitious” growth plans.
Following the move, the business will continue to be led by the Adamson Jones management team, directors Simon Cooper and Nicholas Ferrar. In addition, all members of the Adamson Jones team will remain with the business.
It added that there will be no change to the legal entity, its contact details or the personnel that represent clients before the UK Intellectual Property Office and the European Patent Office.
The group said: “As Adamson Jones, we will continue to offer our UK and overseas clients the outstanding, comprehensive and tailored intellectual property services they have come to expect and we look forward to introducing our new Gateley colleagues to you in the months and years ahead.”
Rod Waldie, CEO of Gateley, said: “I am delighted to welcome Adamson Jones to the group as our first acquisition on our Business Services Platform. Gateley Legal already has an existing and strong relationship with Adamson Jones with whom we have worked previously to support clients on their patent and trade mark applications and protection requirements.
“We see great growth opportunities in our combined offering, with a focus on assisting our clients in protecting and commercialising their IP assets being a key element of the ongoing development of our Business Services Platform.”
He added: “This is a strategic acquisition directly aligned to our Platform strategy. The successful completion of the acquisition means that the group has now acquired consultancy businesses, complementary to its legal services, on all four Platforms.
“This strategy continues to differentiate Gateley, to widen our breadth of services and enhance our appeal to both existing and potential clients. We are actively appraising opportunities to further grow each Platform both organically and by acquisition.”