06 December 2017
Reporter: Barney Dixon

Squire Patton Boggs hires ex Walgreens Boots Alliance counsel

Squire Patton Boggs has appointed Kerry Lee as partner in its intellectual property and technology practice.

Lee previously worked as head of group intellectual property at Walgreens Boots Alliance.

He has significant experience in IP enforcement and ecommerce issues, focusing on multiple aspects of intellectual property including, trademarks, patents, designs, copyright and domain names.

At Walgreens Boots Alliance, Lee managed a portfolio of more than 2,000 trademarks, including brands such as Boots, Clearasil and Nurofen.

Lee commented: “I am delighted to be rejoining private practice at Squire Patton Boggs.”

He said: “The firm has an outstanding global client base that complements my experience in the retail and wholesale sectors. The global platform and outlook of Squire Patton Boggs was a big draw for me.”

“My in-house experience has given me a deep understanding of the challenges that IP counsel face and I look forward to putting those insights to use for clients around the world.”

David Elkins, global head of the intellectual property & technology practice, added: “Kerry Lee’s private practice and public company experience in Europe and Asia, together with his triple qualification in England and Wales, Ireland and Hong Kong, further differentiates the Squire Patton Boggs IP practice and reflects our global capabilities.”

He concluded: “Given the uncertainties surrounding Brexit and global challenges to brand management, Kerry Lee’s skills and creativity will help to maintain our commitment to the highest level of client service. We are very pleased to welcome him to the team.”

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