Rob Lucas, a partner at Shulmans, has become the first lawyer in the North of England to be appointed to the International Trademark Association’s mediator panel (INTA).
He will act for the global association’s owner and professional network in supporting trademark and related intellectual property cases. As part of his role, Lucas will assist parties facing litigation to resolve matters before they reach court, while promoting fair and effective commerce under INTA’s founding principles.
Shulmans has said that Lucas has the qualifications and experience necessary to meet the high standards of the INTA’s mediator panel, following extensive training and development over his 19 years in the field.
“It is an honour to be appointed to the panel of an internationally recognised association such as INTA,” said Lucas.
“The recognition enables Shulmans to provide a unique offering in the sector, previously unavailable on a local level to businesses in the North.
“There is a growing demand for mediation in trademark matters on a national scale, with judges actively recommending this route to resolution to save time and money and avoid lengthy court proceedings. My appointment to the panel will enable our firm to lead the way in the mediation of trademark disputes and help us to continue being a prominent legal services provider in the intellectual property sector.”