My expertise lies in relation to trade marks, with a particular emphasis on protecting brands within the music, media and entertainment industries. Based in Aberdeen, I am the only qualified trade mark attorney working for any company permanently based north of Scotland’s central belt.

I have significant experience within the hydrocarbon exploration, extraction and exploitation industries, the renewable energy industry, and companies that provide support to both. He also has experience in protecting and enforcing the brands of distillers and brewers, particularly in relation to beer, ale and Scotch whisky.

I have knowledge in designing, managing and enforcing multi-national trade mark portfolios, with a particular emphasis on customs surveillance and anti-counterfeit measures. I also work in enforcement, in conjunction with the police and local trading standards authorities, and in trade mark filing and prosecution strategies.


  • Anti-counterfeiting
  • Company names
  • Copyright
  • Domain names
  • Licensing
  • Litigation
  • Trade marks