Baker & McKenzie
Baker & McKenzie became particularly interested in the development of intellectual property and information technology departments in the 1970s. While the firm had initial difficulties to compete with already established law firms in London, its size and its internationalist view of lawyering facilitated its introduction into a legal field directly affected by transnational litigation and international developments. There were also other elements that made Baker & McKenzie different from other law firms: the particular interest in IT as a field in itself, their interest in sponsoring publications and funding university lectureships on the discipline and the establishment of a trade mark filing department, a service that was not seen profitable by many other city law firms.
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